ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Apr 2021

On April 15th, 2021, the New Zealand Customs Service granted a firm-specific tariff concession on raspberries.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

New Zealand Customs Service, Tariff Concession Notices, “Tariff Concession Approval Notice No. 2021/15”. Available at:
https://www.customs.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/tariff-concession-notices/tariff-concession-approval-notice-15-2021.pdf

New Zealand Customs Service, Tariff Concession Notices, “Tariff Concession (Advertisement) Notice No. 2021/11”. Available at:
https://www.customs.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/tariff-concession-notices/tariff-concession-advertisment-notice-11-2021.pdf

Infruit. Product Range. Available at:
http://infruit.co.nz/?page_id=11

Inception date: 01 Mar 2021 | Removal date: 01 Feb 2022

Import tariff

On April 15th, 2021, the New Zealand Customs Service granted a firm-specific tariff concession on raspberries, under the tariff subheading 0811.20.09. The tariff concession is granted only to Infruit Limited following their application to the New Zealand Customs Service in March 2021.

According to the World Trade Organization's tariff facility, the previous import duty on the subject product was 2.5%.

The implementation date of the tariff concession is retrospective in nature and entered into force on March 1st, 2021. It is temporary and will last until February 1st, 2022. 

Infruit Limited is a fruit, vegetable, nut, plant, and spice supplier in New Zealand.

Notably, tariff concessions are generally approved for goods where no suitable alternative goods are produced locally in New Zealand. 

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 01 Mar 2021 | Removal date: 01 Feb 2022

Tax or social insurance relief

On April 15th, 2021, the government of New Zealand granted a tariff concession on raspberries, which retroactively entered into force on March 1st, 2021 and will last until February 1st, 2022. As the duty concessions only apply to Infruit Limited, the GTA recorded this as a selective tax concession.

Infruit Limited is a supplier of processed fruit, vegetable, nut, plant, and spice in New Zealand.