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What does it cost? HEA Fees & Levies

Fees to the HEA are derived from two sources:

  1. Each Recognised Product Group
  2. The licensed exporters

1.  Product Group Levies: 

NEW - from 1 October 2017

Levy payable to HEA based solely on percentage of 2-year average Fob earnings.

Annual Forex of Product Group

  1. Category I    Up to $20 million in export earnings levied at 0.12%
  2. Category II   Between $20 and $40 million in export earnings levied at 0.09%
  3. Category III  Over $40 million in export earnings levied at 0.06%

Worked example: 

A Product Group sector Fob earnings in the most recent 2-year period = 45 million and $52 million respectively. Two-year average = $48.5 million.

$Fob 2-year ave $48,500,000    
1st $20m $20,000,000 0.120% $24,000
2nd $20m $20,000,000 0.090% $18,000
Over $40m $8,500,000 0.060% $5,100
Total Annual Levy payable to HEA   $47,100
Levy as % of 2-year average export earnings   0.097%

 

2. Export Licensing Fees (paid by the individual exporter):  

HEA fees are set by regulation (amended in December 2016) and current fees are as follows:

New licence application fee All markets - fee category A $4,000 (discounts may apply)
Pacific - Summerfruit, category D $500 (discounts may apply)
Licence renewal All markets - fee category A $800
Pacific - Summerfruit, category D $200
Annual Monitoring & Compliance fee All markets - category A $1,800
Pacific - Summrfruit, category D $300
Exemptions 1. Licence or
2. EMS: Market specific and volume limited, categories A-E
$400

Plus GST