MPI annually agrees a workplan with PMAC for market access activities undertaken by its
The workplan includes work that will benefit all plant producers and exporters. This work is funded with cost recovered funds. The annual workplan is drafted in March/ April of a given year and agreed prior to June 30th. It is designed so that all work contributes to one of PMAC’s six strategic goals . The work undertaken can also be categorised as either:
Core activities are those activates that need to occur every year. They are required to run the certificate system, assist exporters and build confidence in New Zealand plant products. Work in this area includes maintaining:
Projects are planned on an annual basis in specific areas. These are designed to manage risks, enhance processes or further develop relationships in / information about target markets
For example in the 2015/16 year the agreed projects include:
Projects are prioritized to ensure that high priority projects are completed first
The work plan does include sector specific work items e.g. to gain market access to Australia for Zantadescia , or to develop production protocols for the export of apples to Russia . Sector specific work is undertaken in response to a request by the sector and is paid for at an hourly. rate by the sector concerned.