Export Levy Update December 2016

In December 2016 the Associate Minister of Conservation released a proposal regarding a proposed levy on exported trophies.  This proposal was to implement the levy that was part of the 2013 Game Animal Council Act.  Submissions closed in February 2017 and these have now been analysed and a report presented to the Minister.

The consultation was undertaken by the Minister, not the Game Animal Council and the Council does not have access to the submissions.

The Game Animal Council now awaits the Minister's recommendations following the consultation process.  Once the Minister has made his decisions, the next stage of the process will follow. This will include drafting the necessary regulations to bring the levy into force.  It is anticipated that this approval and drafting process will occur over the next few months and the levy will be in place in late 2017.


Don Hammond


New Zealand Game Animal Council