Industry Info

AIMI Cereals October 2017 Report

adobe-pdf  Current Royalty Amounts Price

AIMI Survey of Maize Areas & Volumes to June 1, 2017

adobe-pdf  Update To Weights And Measures Legislation For Industry Associations

adobe-pdf  Press Release – 14th June, 2013

adobe-pdf  News Release On Surprise Change Brassica Imports – April 30th, 2013

adobe-pdf  “Handling Seeds” Poster Distributed To MPI Border Control Stations

adobe-pdf  NZ Grain & Seed – Border Inspection A3 Poster

adobe-pdf  AFIC Economic Impact Report

adobe-pdf  Dr Andrew Tait’s Presentation On NZ Climate – Queenstown, 2012

 

The History

In the 1990s a group of Industry Representatives and Flour Millers sat down to discuss the
issue of Royalty collection on Milling Wheat’s.

With more and more growers using farmer saved seed the issue was that they could see
Breeders becoming less likely to invest in New Zealand Milling Wheat cultivars
as the costs outweighed the income.

The outcome from the meeting was that they would adopt the practice of End Point Royalties.
A practice while new to New Zealand was well proven internationally.

Since the 1990s the Cultivars included in this form of Royalty collection has grown to
include some Biscuit Wheat, Feed Wheat, Triticale & Pea cultivars.

The Practice

Similar to the FAR Levy the collection of these Royalties is the responsibility of the
first purchaser from the Grower. Since the 1990s they have been deducted from
the Grower payments by the industry and the payments have been forwarded onto
the New Zealand head licensee who intern forwards them to the Breeder. (Please
note that if you are not the first purchaser from the Grower then similar to
the FAR levies you do not deduct Levies & Royalties)

NZGSTA Position

While the NZGSTA fully supports the collection of End Point Royalties and sees the
benefits to the industry at large it can only ask members to fulfil their
obligations as the system of the collection of End Point Royalties is neither
Legislated or in our Hand Book.

The NZGSTA does however draw to the attention of its members the Code of Ethics publicised
in the NZGSTA Rules and Constitution where we as an organisation agree to
“Respect the Intellectual Property Rights of the owners of Proprietary
Cultivars and patented technologies, and pay applicable royalties and levies
where required”