Wine Amendment Regulations 2008

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Wine Amendment Regulations 2008

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 21st day of April 2008

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 6(1) and 119(1)(a) of the Wine Act 2003, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Wine Amendment Regulations 2008.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 December 2008.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Exemption from requirement to have wine standards management plan
  • The heading to regulation 5 is amended by inserting for wine labelling businesses after Exemption.

5 New regulation 5A inserted
  • The following regulation is inserted after regulation 5:

    5A Exemption for very small winemakers from requirement to have wine standards management plan
    • A winemaker is exempted, for a period of 2 years, from operating under a registered wine standards management plan for the winemaker's winemaking operations if—

      • (a) the winemaker proposes, during the 2-year period,—

        • (i) to produce not more than 20 000 litres of wine; and

        • (ii) not to sell the wine for export from New Zealand; and

      • (b) the winemaker notifies, in writing, the Director-General of—

        • (i) the dates on which the 2-year period is to begin and end; and

        • (ii) the matters specified in paragraph (a)(i) and (ii); and

      • (c) during the 2-year period, the winemaker—

        • (i) produces not more than 20 000 litres of wine; and

        • (ii) does not sell the wine for export from New Zealand.

Diane Morcom,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 December 2008, amend the Wine Regulations 2006.

The amendments provide a further exemption from the requirement for winemakers to have a registered wine standards management plan.

The exemption is for very small winemakers, being winemakers who, during a specified 2-year period, produce not more than 20 000 litres of wine and do not sell the wine for export from New Zealand.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 24 April 2008.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority.