This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order imposes a levy on winegrapes that are grown in New Zealand to make wine, grape juice, or grape juice concentrate for sale or export.
The levy is payable to New Zealand Winegrowers Incorporated (NZW), which is the industry body for both winegrapes and grape wine that replaces the New Zealand Grape Growers Council Incorporated and the Wine Institute of New Zealand Incorporated. The grower of the winegrapes is primarily responsible for paying the levy. However, in some circumstances the buyer of the winegrapes may be required to pay the levy but may recover it from the grower.
The levy may be used for the purposes of the winegrape and grape wine industry (and NZW also administers the levy under the Wine (Grape Wine Levy) Order 2016 for those purposes).
The Commodity Levies (Winegrapes) Order 2010 is revoked. However, the revocation does not affect obligations that arose before 1 July 2016 to pay the previous levy to the previous industry body (see section 17 of the Interpretation Act 1999).
This order is a confirmable instrument under section 47B of the Legislation Act 2012. It is revoked at the close of 30 June 2017 unless earlier confirmed by an Act of Parliament. That stated time is the applicable deadline under section 47C(1)(a) of the Legislation Act 2012. If this order is confirmed, it will, under section 13 of the Commodity Levies Act 1990, be deemed to be revoked 6 years after it is made, unless it is revoked or extended before then.
Date of notification in Gazette: 2 June 2016.
This order is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.