This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 18 June 2013, imposes a levy on onions grown in New Zealand for processing, the domestic fresh market, or export. Onion growers are primarily responsible for payment of the levy. However, in some circumstances, collection agents are responsible for the payment of the levy on behalf of growers. The levy is payable to Onions New Zealand Incorporated.
Prior to this order, a levy was imposed on onions by the Commodity Levies (Vegetables and Fruit) Order 2007. That order expires at the close of 17 June 2013 and, in respect of onions, is replaced by this order.
Under section 12 of the Commodity Levies Act 1990, this order will be deemed to be revoked at the close of 30 June 2014 unless it is confirmed by an Act of Parliament passed on or before that date. The order will then be deemed to be revoked 6 years after it is made, by virtue of section 13(1) of the Commodity Levies Act 1990, unless the order is earlier revoked or extended.