This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
The order imposes a levy on meat (defined as beef and sheepmeat) produced by livestock farmers. The levy is payable to Beef + Lamb New Zealand Limited. Livestock farmers are primarily responsible for paying the levy but persons operating commercial slaughter premises will act as collection agents in respect of animals slaughtered on the premises.
Under section 12 of the Commodity Levies Act 1990, this order will be deemed to have been revoked at the close of 31 December 2016 unless it is confirmed by an Act of Parliament passed on or before that date. If this order is confirmed, it will be deemed to be revoked 6 years after it is made, unless it is revoked or extended before then.
Date of notification in Gazette: 10 December 2015.
This order is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.