This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 24 July 2014, amend the Animal Products (Fees, Charges, and Levies) Regulations 2007 (the principal regulations). Among other things, the principal regulations provide for charges, payable under the Animal Products Act 1999 (the Act), for the use of the electronic certification system operated by the Ministry for Primary Industries (the Ministry). Charges for the use of this system are calculated by using the following formula, which is set out in clause 1 of Part 6 of Schedule 1:
|(cost per request + cost per second) × appropriate percentage|
Clause 2 of Part 6 of Schedule 1 sets out one of the considerations that the Ministry’s Director-General must have regard to when calculating the cost per request, and clause 3 sets out a similar consideration for the calculation of the cost per second.
These regulations make the following amendments to Schedule 1:
they revoke clauses 2 and 3 of Part 6 in order to give the Director-General more flexibility in modifying charges for the use of the Ministry’s electronic certification system:
they replace the reference to the Ministry Verification Agency in clause 1 of Part 6 with a reference to a recognised agency in order to provide for private agencies that offer verification services:
they correct an error in item 15 in Part 1 (which identifies the fee for the issue of an official assurance) by replacing the reference to section 63 of the Act with a reference to section 61:
they correct an error in item 16 in Part 1 (which identifies the fee for the reissue of an official assurance) by replacing
Date of notification in Gazette: 26 June 2014.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.