This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order comes into force on the 28th day after its notification in the Gazette, except for clauses 3(1) and 13(1), which come into force on the day after that notification.
The order imposes on summerfruit a levy that must be paid to Summerfruit New Zealand—
•directly by the grower if the grower sells summerfruit directly to the public, or processes or exports summerfruit on his or her own account; or
•by a collection agent who buys summerfruit from, or sells, processes, or exports summerfruit on behalf of, a grower.
Payments of the levy must be made by the 20th day of the month following the sale, processing, or export of the summerfruit.
In this order, a grower means a person who is in the business of producing summerfruit for commercial purposes. A collection agent is a person whose business includes buying summerfruit from a grower for resale, processing, or export, or selling, processing, or exporting summerfruit on behalf of a grower.
Growers who sell summerfruit to Heinz-Wattie's on contract for processing are exempt from paying the levy if Heinz-Wattie's imposes a research and development levy that is at least equal to the levy imposed under this order. The company must make available to Summerfruit New Zealand research information arising from its use of its levy.
This order revokes and replaces the Commodity Levies (Summerfruit) Order 1996.
Section 13(1) of the Commodity Levies Act 1990 provides that a commodity levy order, unless earlier revoked, expires 6 years after it is made.