Animal Products (Fees, Charges, and Levies) Amendment Regulations 2014

2014/207

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Animal Products (Fees, Charges, and Levies) Amendment Regulations 2014

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of June 2014

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Pursuant to sections 117 and 166 of the Animal Products Act 1999, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister for Food Safety (being satisfied as to the matters specified in section 117(5) of that Act), makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Animal Products (Fees, Charges, and Levies) Amendment Regulations 2014.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 24 July 2014.

3 Principal regulations
4 Schedule 1 amended
  • (1) In Schedule 1, Part 1, item 15, replace section 63 with section 61.

    (2) In Schedule 1, Part 1, item 16, replace insurance with assurance.

    (3) In Schedule 1, Part 6, clause 1, definition of cost per request, replace clauses 2 and 4 with clause 4.

    (4) In Schedule 1, Part 6, clause 1, definition of cost per second, replace clauses 3 and 4 with clause 4.

    (5) In Schedule 1, Part 6, clause 1, definition of appropriate percentage, replace Ministry Verification Agency with recognised agency.

    (6) In Schedule 1, Part 6, revoke clauses 2 and 3.

Michael Webster,
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 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 insurance with assurance.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 June 2014.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.