Registration of exporters

47 Register of exporters

(1)

The Director-General must keep and maintain a register of exporters that records persons authorised under this subpart to export wine to which the export eligibility requirements do not apply.

(2)

The purpose of the register is—

(a)

to enable members of the public, including persons and businesses operating under this Act, to know who is authorised to export wine of a kind that is not subject to export eligibility requirements; and

(b)

to facilitate the ability of the Director-General to—

(i)

ensure that all exported wine is fit for its intended purpose:

(ii)

advise exporters of overseas market access requirements, and of developments in market access issues:

(iii)

to safeguard official assurances for entry of wine into overseas markets, including in emergency situations; and

(c)

to facilitate the compliance, audit, and other supporting and administrative functions of the Ministry under this Act.

(3)

The register of exporters must contain the following particulars in relation to each exporter:

(a)

the name and address (including the electronic address, if available) of—

(i)

the exporter; and

(ii)

if appropriate, the exporter’s New Zealand agent:

(b)

the date on which the exporter was registered, and the date of expiry of that registration:

(c)

the date of any deregistration under section 52:

(d)

any other particulars required by the Director-General by notice under section 120(1).

(4)

The Director-General must—

(a)

keep the register open for public inspection, free of charge, at all reasonable hours at the head office of the Ministry and at such other places as the Director-General determines as necessary or appropriate; and

(b)

supply to any person copies of all or part of the register on request and on payment of a reasonable charge for the production of the copy.

(5)

The register may be kept in such manner as the Director-General thinks fit, including, either wholly or partly, by means of a device or facility—

(a)

that records or stores information electronically or by other means; and

(b)

that permits the information so recorded to be readily inspected or reproduced in usable form; and

(c)

that permits the information in the register to be accessed by electronic means, including (without limitation) by means of remote log-on access.

Section 47(3)(d): replaced, on 2 March 2018, by section 213 of the Food Safety Law Reform Act 2018 (2018 No 3).