The renewal process

The Commodity Levy Order (Summerfruit) 2014 is due for renewal this year and remains in force until the new Commodity Levy Order (Summerfruit) 2020 comes into force on 18 August 2020.

The process and timeframes to renew the levy were:
 

Milestones

Timeframe

Progress

i Consultation

August – October

Completed

ii Ballot

Mid October 

Completed

iii Prepare application

Nov 2019 – Jan 2020

Completed
iv Submit application for review/MPI review of application

February – May

Completed

v Approval by Cabinet

June

Completed
vi Comes into force

18 August 2020

 

 The renewal process always takes just on a year. Several key factors were:

  • Consultation and balloting could not occur between November and February due to the season.
  • The application to the Minister must be comprehensive, a copy of the 2014 application is available.
  • Much of the post-ballot process time is with MPI and outside Summerfruit NZ control.