1992 Market Access Consultative Committee – Plants formed ( an in-house committee of MAF now known ad MPI). The committee was established so that MAF's Chief Plants Officer could consult industry on matters such as the development of new markets or the costs and efficiencies of maintaining access into existing ones.
1996 Review of Plant Export Certification Services instigated by MAF to explore processes that would:
From the review the MAF Director-General accepted the recommendation that: The Plants Market Access Consultative Committee should be restructured to act as an industry voice to take a proactive role in working with MAF on the setting of standards and policies that affect industry costs.
1998 Plants Market Access Consultative Committee (PMACC) became an Incorporated Society. A memorandum of understanding was implemented between MAF and PMACC Inc. to set up a forum to provide proactive co-operation between the horticultural and arable industries and MAF to ensure that market access outcomes were in the best interests of the Industry.
1999 MAF was restructured into the MAF Biosecurity Authority and the MAF Food Safety Authority. Responsibility for providing official assurances to importing countries was split between so that
2000 Review of the Official assurance arrangements as a condition for market access of New Zealand plants and plant products by MAF confirmed PMACC as the peak body for the development and implementation of New Zealand 's market access and export assurances programmes for all plants and plant products.
2001 PMACC changed to Plants Market Access Council (PMAC) to enable a single joint industry/MAF Biosecurity/NZFSA consultative body with a MAF Biosecurity and NZFSA position reserved on the Executive Council alongside Industry members. Other changes included:
2004 PMAC web site developed
2006 PMAC Strategy published
2008 MFAT joins PMAC recognised the importance of ensuring the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) staff are familiar with market access issues for plant product exporters by including MFAT representation on the Committee as a special member
2010 Independent Chair appointed to PMAC to facilitate consensus at meetings and represent PMAC views to external parities
2011 PMAC Strategy updated
2012 MAF becomes MPI and PMAC website updated . MAF amalgamates with NZFSA and the Ministry of Fisheries to become the Ministry for Primary industries and the PMAC website is updated to make it more accessible