MPI PCN & Potato Wart Official Assurance Programme – late dispensation fee
There has been a noticeable increase in the number of dispensation requests over the last 12 months. Due to the increased demand the Export Market Development Group has been forced to set a fee for each application in order to recover the costs of such requests and to encourage growers to plan ahead by registering fields at the right time.
The Late Dispensation Fee of $500 plus GST will come into effect on 1st January 2016.
Remember a dispensation request is only granted if the crop meets the testing requirements set out in the MPI PCN & Potato Wart Official Assurance Programme with one of the most important criteria being Section 1.1.9, which specifies that the interval between harvest and post-harvest sampling be no more than 5 days.