National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012

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National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012

Public Act2012 No 2
Date of assent20 February 2012
Commencementsee section 2


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.


1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

3 Purpose

4 Interpretation

5 Meaning of NAIT location

6 Act binds the Crown

Part 2

7 NAIT Limited or other entity to act as NAIT organisation for specified period

8 Process for designating NAIT organisation

9 Minister may appoint 1 or more persons to perform functions or duties, or exercise powers, of NAIT organisation

10 Functions, duties, and powers of NAIT organisation

11 Board or governing body of NAIT organisation may delegate functions, duties, and powers

12 Minister may issue, amend, or revoke policies and standards

13 NAIT organisation must provide Minister with requested information

14 NAIT organisation may issue, amend, or revoke NAIT animal identification standards

15 NAIT organisation to approve identification systems

16 NAIT organisation may suspend or revoke approval of NAIT identification system

17 NAIT organisation may review NAIT identification systems

18 Functions and duties of information providers

19 NAIT organisation may issue, amend, or revoke accreditation standards

20 NAIT organisation may accredit entities as information providers and entities dealing with NAIT animals

21 NAIT organisation may suspend or revoke accreditation of information providers or entities dealing with NAIT animals

22 NAIT organisation must keep register of information providers and accredited entities dealing with NAIT animals

23 NAIT organisation to assess performance of information providers and accredited entities dealing with NAIT animals

Part 3
Obligations of persons participating in NAIT scheme


24 Key obligations

25 Application of obligations

Subpart 1Obligations on PICAs

Registration as PICA

26 Obligation to register as PICA

27 Registration process

28 Registration in respect of saleyard or meat processing facility

Registration of NAIT location

29 Obligation to register NAIT location

Animal identification and registration

30 Obligation to identify and register NAIT animals

Movement and compliance

31 Obligation to declare movement of NAIT animals

Subpart 2Other obligations

Death, loss, or export of animals

32 Obligation to declare death, loss, or export

Provision of information

33 Obligations relating to provision of information

34 When reporting time frames may be extended

35 Obligation on manufacturers of animal identification devices

36 Obligation on other identification system administrators

Exercise of regulation-making power in relation to this Part

37 Regulations exempting compliance with obligations

Part 4
NAIT information system

38 Definitions for this Part

39 Establishment and management

40 Purposes of holding core data

41 Non-core data held by agreement

42 Rules on holding and accessing data

43 Method of making applications

44 Handling of applications

45 Determinations by administrator

46 Determinations by administrator or panel

47 Method of, and conditions on, access

48 Notification of determinations

49 Publication of statistics

50 Complaints procedure

51 Relationship with other laws

Part 5
Compliance and enforcement, immunities, cost recovery, regulation-making powers, and transitional, repeal, and amendment provisions


52 Appointment of NAIT officers and NAIT authorised persons

53 Authorisation of officers

Functions and powers generally

54 Functions and powers of NAIT officers and NAIT authorised persons

55 Compliance and enforcement provisions

Protection from civil and criminal liability

56 Immunities

Cost recovery

57 Costs must be recovered

58 Principles

59 Methods

60 Consultation

61 Regulations may impose fees or charges

62 Regulations may impose levies

63 NAIT organisation to account for levy

64 Levy regulations to be confirmed

65 Failure to pay

66 Charges for services outside this Act

Other regulation-making powers

67 Regulations affecting Schedule 1

68 Orders in Council to be confirmed

69 Other regulations

70 Incorporation of material by reference

Transitional provisions

71 Previously approved identification systems may continue

72 First recovery period

73 Pre-commencement consultation


74 Repeal of Animal Identification Act 1993

75 Amendments to other enactments

Schedule 1
NAIT animals

Schedule 2
Compliance and enforcement

Schedule 3
Provisions applying where material is incorporated by reference in regulations made under section 70

Schedule 4
Enactments amended

Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: