The Plant Market Access Council Incorporated
The Plant Market Access Council Incorporated (PMAC) has been established to provide a legal entity which facilitates the engagement of Plant Product Industry representatives with MPI and MFAT officials. These parties work together to improve access for New Zealand plant products to international markets.
This is achieved by optimising the use of cost recovered funds that MPI collects from the plant sectors and improving communication between the Government officials and Industry.
Cost recovered funding collected by MPI
MPI’s collects funds as part of the phytosanitary certificate fees charged to exporters who obtain a certificate to facilitate market entry.
It is the work plan associated with these funds that PMAC discusses. During these discussions Industry members provide advice on how the funds can be best used.