Fees and charges

Find out about fees and charges you need to pay for services that MPI provides in the area of honey and bee products.

Paying for our services

You may need to pay for services provided by MPI. We calculate the indicative fees and charges on a cost-recovery basis. Further information about the regulations that govern fees and charges can be found in the Law and policy section of the website:

MPI levies fees and charges on you if you operate a Risk Management Programme (RMP) under the Animal Products Act or if you export honey or other bee products.

General charges for exporters

Under the Animal Products Act, all exporters pay fees and levies for the following:

  • exporter registration
  • application for and verification of Risk Management Programmes 
  • the issue of official assurances and use of electronic certification (E-cert)
  • storage.

Find further information about these:

Charges specific to bee products

If you operate under an RMP, you must pay the following fees and charges:

  • the costs of residue monitoring under the bee products Regulated Control Scheme (RCS)
  • the bee products programmes charge.

RCS costs

Under the residues monitoring RCS, you pay for the sampling and testing of bee products.

Bee products programmes charge

The programmes charge is an annual levy for the work MPI does to administer laws, regulations, and standards for the bee and honey industry. This helps recover the cost of servicing enquiries from beekeepers, facilitating access to export markets, and performing a range of other activities that support the industry.

Invoicing and payment

Once a year, MPI sends out invoices to all businesses with a registered RMP for bee products. The charges are set in June for the financial year beginning in July. Invoices are sent in January because MPI recognises that many beekeepers may have limited cash flow until the honey harvest starts.

For information about payments, contact MPI: info@mpi.govt.nz

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