Wine industry fees and charges

The Wine Act 2003 and Wine Regulations 2006 say we must recover costs for services to the wine industry. These are the fees and charges for our services, such as registering or changing a wine standards management plan (WSMP), inspections, and verification.

Why we charge the wine industry

We recover costs from the wine industry for essential services we provide for the domestic and export wine sectors, including:

  • setting and implementing standards
  • ensuring compliance
  • ensuring New Zealand wine meets international standards
  • providing assurances that New Zealand wine meets overseas market access requirements.

These services and programmes ensure that all New Zealand wine meets domestic and international requirements.

Where to find fees and charges

Fees and charges, including GST, are listed on application forms and other relevant documents. In some cases, as well as a flat charge, you may need to pay an hourly rate for assessment or verification.

Fees and charges for importing wine and beverages

Fees and charges for exporting grape wine

Fees and charges for exporting fruit wine, cider, and mead

Wine industry charges

All costs incurred by MPI are recovered under sections 84 and 85 of the Wine Act and Regulation 15 of the Wine Regulations 2006.

Charges specific to wine businesses are:

  • registration and verification of your WSMP
  • making an amendment to your WSMP
  • registration as an exporter of non-New Zealand grape wine.

An export levy is payable by exporters of New Zealand grape wine. The levy is payable at a rate of $0.01 per litre per exporter, once an exporter exceeds a threshold of 200,000 litres.

Schedule 2: Matters in respect of which levy payable – Wine Regulations 2006

Wine application, registration, and change fees

  Charge (incl GST)

Application to register a WSMP

$155.25

Application to register a change to a WSMP

$77.63

Application to register a change of operator for a WSMP

$155.25

Application to register a WSMP in special circumstances

$155.25

Change of recognised agency for verification purposes

$77.63

Notification to exempt small winemaker from WSMP

$155.25

Apply to register as a wine exporter
(only if you export fruit or vegetable wine, cider, mead or non-NZ grape wine)

$155.25

Registering as a user of Wine e-Cert and amending your Wine e-Cert user access details (New Zealand grape wine exporters only)

No charge

Application to become a recognised person or agency under the Wine Act

$155.25

Schedule 1: Fees and charges – Wine Regulations 2006

Becoming a verifier, recognised agency, or laboratory

If you want to do wine verification or testing, you need to pay application fees to:

Who to contact

If you have questions about wine industry fees and charges, email info@mpi.govt.nz

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