This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 15 October 2001, imposes a levy on commercially grown blueberries that is payable to Blueberries New Zealand Incorporated. The persons primarily responsible for paying the levy are growers, who are defined as occupiers of land—
In the case of blueberries purchased from growers for the purpose of export as fresh blueberries, the purchaser (the collection agent) is liable to pay the levy, but may recover it from the grower.
The levy may be imposed at different rates on the following 4 categories of blueberries:
This order revokes and replaces the Commodity Levies (Blueberries) Order 1995. Unless earlier revoked, it will expire 6 years after it is made.