This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force 28 days after the date of its notification in the Gazette, imposes a levy on asparagus planted in New Zealand for commercial purposes. (This order replaces the Commodity Levies (Asparagus) Order 2000 which expired on 8 May 2006.)
The levy is payable to the New Zealand Asparagus Council Incorporated and is calculated on the basis of the area of land occupied by a commercial asparagus grower and planted in asparagus. It is intended to fund activities specifically related to asparagus, including research, promotion, and industry development.
Unless earlier revoked, the order expires 6 years after it is made by virtue of section 13 of the Commodity Levies Act 1990.