NZ approves levy on kiwifruit exports, hands over Psa management to industry

Tue, 14 May 2013

May 14 (BusinessDesk) - The government has signed off a levy on kiwifruit exports to help cover the cost of managing the outbreak of the Psa vine bacteria, and will hand over management of the disease to industry. Cabinet has approved a 1 cent levy per tray for green fruit and a 2 cent levy for gold fruit and will hand over the remaining $3.5 million in a specially set up $25 million fund for Kiwifruit Vine Health to manage the outbreak, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said in a statement. “This will help cover disease management, m...

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