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Welcome to the New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority website.

The primary purpose of the HEA is to promote the effective export marketing of horticultural products. We do this by providing an exporting structure and support network for the NZ horticultural export industry. This takes the form of an export licensing system for Product Groups who choose to come under the HEA structure. This structure requires these groups to develop an Export Marketing Strategy (i.e. their rules for exporting). HEA also provides support and information through newsletters, and occasional conferences/workshops to assist industry development.

HEA also liaises with sector stakeholder groups on matters relating to market access, trade barriers and their removal, and plays a role in lobbying government on such matters on behalf of the industry.

 

HEA Statutory Performance Review - 2020

The HEA Act requires an independent performance review to be undertaken at five-yearly intervals. The independent reviewer (James Morrison Consulting Ltd) was appointed by the Minister of Agriculture in December 2019 and the review took place over the Febraury to April period. The key message is... "that HEA is performing well, and is higly regarded by most stakeholders". 

Click here for the links to the Review Executive Summary and Full Report.

 

Media Release - Trade Barriers Report - Horticulture growth retains momentum - 3 December 2018

Horticulture growth retained momentum with a 7 percent growth in export earnings since 2016, according to an updated report, with traiffs on exported produce down by 12 percent since 2012.

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Click here for executive summary of report.

 

Media Release - CPTPP kick-off a timely boost for horticulture - 31 October 2018

Today's announcements that the Comprehensive Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTTP) will enter into force on 30 December 2018 provides a timely and welcome boost for the New Zealand horticulture sector.

Click here for media release (PDF document).

 

Kiwiberry - advice to exporters

Exporters must hold a licence or an exemption from licensing issued by HEA to export Kiwiberry to Australia. The Kiwifruit to Australia Order in Council specifies that Kiwifruit means the fruit of the plant of the genus Actinidia, which includes Kiwiberry (Actinidia Arguta). An alert has been placed in the NZ Customs system. For information on the licensing requirements email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Media Release - Horticulture sector positive on CPTPP deal - 9 March 2018

The wider New Zealand horticulture export sector sees substantial opportunity following the signing of an agreement on the Comprehensive Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade deal.

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The amended HEA Act - what it means, Simon Hegarty, The Orchardist, March 2017

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NZ Government Grants with possible access for horticulture

Click here for a list of grants compiled by HEA for members' information. 

Please note: To view the Government Grants information you need to be a member and have logged in at the Members Area first.

 

 

Today’s announcements that the Comprehensive Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will enter into force on 30 December 2018 provides a timely and welcome boost for the New Zealand horticulture sector.