Commodity levy

Voting on the Fresh Vegetables Commodity Levy closed at noon on Friday 14 June. 

Click here to find out about the result and what the next steps are.  

Background information

Vegetables NZ 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.

Vegetables NZ manages many activities on behalf of growers including:

  • Research and Development
  • Biosecurity and GIA negotiations
  • EPA Agricultural Reassessment
  • Vegetable consumption promotion
  • Liaison with growers, other industry partners and government agencies
  • Supporting RMA activities and provision of research information