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they really are trying to tax the small toWe have a small rmp registered extraction plant and pay over a grand per year to be on mpis list plus we pay about 1800 for our full scope audit as well as about 1200 for the reduced scope, mid year audit so all up well over 4k per year and more if we fail audits and need revisits. Need to extract a lot of boxes to pay these Bill's plus power wages insurance r&m loan repayments new equipment etc. All to operate for just a few months a year.
suggest writing to the Minister, for sure, but also writing to the opposition spokesperson and asking to meet.
True. We are totally reliant on one service provider. MPI. No alternative.suggest writing to the Minister, for sure, but also writing to the opposition spokesperson and asking to meet.
other than that, also recommend going to this page here:
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking your feedback on 7 proposals to update cost recovery for existing services.www.mpi.govt.nz
it's up for consultation, sort out some responses - hopefully API-nz will speak up, but they seem to have a massive bias in favour of those who would appreciate small players being forced out. Maybe they can prove otherwise in their response to this proposal being consulted on, wouldn't hold your breath.
I note the word "small". No mention of "corporates" who because of their size etc aren't the least bit worried about compliance costs, lab testing etc. I believe we could be seeing the end of 1-2 person operations.Just a thought, the disappearance of small dairy and kiwifruit packhouses happened. Due to increasing compliance requirements.
Also, MPI will lose income as small honey plants close.