See a summary of submissions on the proposed new levy to fund the Game Animal Council’s activities and find out what the next steps are.


On 13 December 2016, the Associate Minister of Conservation, Hon Peter Dunne, issued a consultation document on the game trophy export levy proposal.

View the proposal:

Proposal to establish a game trophy export levy for the Game Animal Council (PDF, 311K)

Individuals, groups and organisations were encouraged to make a submission on the impacts of the proposed levy. Submissions on the proposal closed on 13 February 2017 at 5 pm.

Summary of submissions

On behalf of the Minister, the Department of Conservation has summarized the 114 submissions received from the game trophy export levy proposal consultation.

View the summary of submissions (PDF, 271K)

Next Step

The submissions and other information will be considered when the Minister determines whether to recommend the proposal (or an amended proposal) be progressed, and a game trophy export levy be set by regulation.

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