Apply for a FernMark Licence

To become a FernMark Licensee, a business needs to show that they reflect the essence of New Zealand by meeting the FernMark Licence Programme's eligibility criteria. 
 
To pass, a business needs to:
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    be GST registered in New Zealand
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    be compliant with all New Zealand laws and relevant regulations
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    be of good character and repute
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    have a substantial level of New Zealand ownership, governance and full time employees
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    have been exporting for a minimum of 12 months.
 
In addition, each product to be licensed will be assessed on whether it meets the minimum requirements for being made, grown or designed in New Zealand.

What it costs

A FernMark Licence is valid for one year and an annual Licence Fee is charged to cover the costs of the Programme. The Licence fees are divided into three tiers based on the annual revenue of your business. This reflects the complexity of your business, as well as the number of countries you export to.
The fee is not related to the number of products you want to licence, so applications can cover multiple product submissions. Additional products can also be submitted for approval throughout the period of the licence, at no extra cost.

 

TIER 1

 

$1,500/YEAR

Applies to a business with a total annual turnover less than $1 million.

TIER 2

 

$3,000/YEAR

Applies to a business with a total annual turnover between $1 million- $10 million.

TIER 3

 

$5,000/YEAR

Applies to a business with a total annual turnover more than $10 million.

STEP 1

QUICK QUALIFICATION CHECK

2 min online questionnaire
CHECK NOW

This step is optional but it's useful to do a quick check to see
if you are likely to qualify before completing the application form.

STEP 2

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

20 min online application
Apply Online

It's free to apply. Fee payment is only required once
your application has been accepted and processed.

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