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:
be GST registered in New Zealand
be compliant with all New Zealand laws and relevant regulations
be of good character and repute
have a substantial level of New Zealand ownership, governance and full time employees
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.
Please note: the products and/or services covered by an application need to be the applicant's products and/or services (not manufactured for a third party), and the intellectual property relating to the brands needs to be owned or controlled by the applicant.
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.
Applies to a business with a total annual turnover less than $1 million.
Applies to a business with a total annual turnover between $1 million- $10 million.
Applies to a business with a total annual turnover more than $10 million.
QUICK QUALIFICATION CHECK
2 min online questionnaireCHECK 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.
ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
20 min online applicationApply Online
It's free to apply. Fee payment is only required once
your application has been accepted and processed.