Vegetables New Zealand Incorporated is funded by a compulsory commodity levy on all fresh vegetables.
The Commodity Levies (Fresh Vegetables) Order 2019 came into effect on 1 April 2019 and is valid for six years.
A copy of the Levy Order can be found here.
The maximum rate of the levy is 0.30% of the price received at the first point of sale, for fresh vegetables sold domestically; and 0.20% of the price received by the grower after deduction of all offshore costs (including international freight) for fresh vegetables exported.
The maximum rate of levy is exclusive of GST.
VNZI manages many activities on behalf of growers including:
- Research and Development
- Biosecurity and GIA negotiations
- EPA Agricultural Reassessment
- NZ GAP
- VNZ Vegetable Promotions
- Liaison with growers, other industry partners and government agencies
- Supporting RMA activities and provision of research information