Eligibility

Find out if you're eligible to receive an industrial allocation.

Anyone wishing to apply for an Industrial Allocation must be carrying out an eligible activity that has been recognised in the Climate Change (Eligible Industrial Activities) Regulations 2010​.

Eligible industrial activities and the prescribed products from these activities are listed in the tables below. Also listed are the levels of assistance for each activity and the allocative baselines for each product.

To be considered for an allocation you must be carrying out the activity and producing the product exactly as described in the regulations.

Before you apply, make sure you understand the:

  • exact activity definition and product definition/s (including the unit of measurement) for your activity as described in the list of eligible industrial​ activities
  • interpretation of terms such as "saleable" under the regulations
  • general provisions such as the method of calculating amount of product from eligible industrial activities.

This information can be found in the Climate Change (Eligible Industrial Activities) Regulations.

Climate Change (Eligible Industrial Activities) Regulations 2010 - New Zealand Legislation website​​.

Eligible activities and prescribed products​ Plus
Eligible activityInitial level of assistance (LA)Prescribed product (PDCT)Allocative baseline (AB)
Aluminium smelting 90% Tonnes of primary aluminium *
Iron and steel manufacturing from iron sand 90% Tonnes of molten iron 3.2613
Tonnes of cast carbon steel slab 0.1190
Tonnes of vanadium bearing materials 0.2800
Tonnes of flat ​products of hot-rolled carbon steel 0.1630
​Tonnes of cast carbon steel billet ​0.1493
​Tonnes of long products of hot-rolled carbon steel 0.1470​
Manufacture of carbon steel from cold ferrous feed 90% Tonnes of cast carbon steel products (whether or not subsequently hotrolled) 0.3693
Tonnes of long products of hot-rolled carbon steel 0.1470
Tonnes of flat products of hot-rolled carbon steel 0.0940
Production of burnt lime 90% Tonnes of burnt lime 1.4115
Production of carbamide (urea) 90% Tonnes of dry weight carbamide (urea) 1.6245
Production of cartonboard 90% Tonnes of rolls or sheets of coated or uncoated cartonboard 1.1783
Air dried tonnes of pulp from wood billets, wood chips or sawdust 0.4784
Air dried tones of pulp from recovered paper 0.3377
Production of caustic soda 90% Tonnes of 100% equivalent dry weight caustic soda 1.5926
Production of cementitious products 90% Tonnes of dry weight Portland cement clinker 0.9615
Tonnes of dry weight cement 0.0234
Production of clay bricks and field tiles 60% Tonnes of facing bricks and pavers primarily used for facade and landscaping 0.2264
Tonnes of field tiles and other clay-based products related to the fitting and joining of field tiles and drainage 0.8813
Tonnes of fire bricks 0.2227
Production of cut roses 90% Cut flowering rose stems 0.000991
Production of ethanol 60% Kilolitres of 100% pure equivalent ethanol 1.5076
Production of fresh tomatoes 60% Tonnes of fresh tomatoes 2.6006
Production of fresh capsicums 60% Tonnes of fresh capsicums 3.6064
Production of fresh cucumbers 60% Tonnes Fresh cucumbers 3.4461
Production of gelatine 60% Tonnes of dry weight gelatine 6.4607
Production of glass containers 60% Tonnes of blown and pressed glass containers 0.5946
Production of hydrogen peroxide 90% Tonnes of 100% equivalent hydrogen peroxide 1.3950
Production of lactose 60% Tonnes of dry weight Lactose 1.4323
Production of market pulp 90% Air dried tonnes of low yield pulp 0.6215
Air dried tonnes of high yield, low freeness pulp 1.3812
Air dried tonnes of high yield, high freeness pulp 1.0463
Production of methanol 90% Tonnes of 100% equivalent methanol 0.7854
Production of newsprint 90% Tonnes of rolls of uncoated newsprint 0.5035
Air dried tonnes of pulp from wood chips or sawdust 1.3662
Production of packaging and industrial paper 90% Tonnes of saleable rolls of uncoated packaging or industrial paper 0.4657
Air dried tonnes of pulp from woodchips or sawdust 0.5171
Air dried tonnes of pulp from recovered paper 0.0961
Production of protein meal 60% Tonnes of protein meal 0.9360
Production of reconstituted wood panels 60% Tonnes of reconstituted wood panels 0.2134
Production of tissue paper 60% Tonnes of rolls of uncoated tissue paper 1.2176
Air dried tonnes of pulp from wood chips or sawdust 0.7896
Production of whey powder 60% Tonnes of dry weight Whey Powder 0.8526

* a firm-specific, annually determined baseline exists for aluminium smelting by New Zealand Aluminium Smelter.

Calculation of allocation Plus

The formula that is used to calculate allocations for eligible activities carried out in 2016, as required by sections 81-85 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002, is:

LA x SUM((PDCTxAB)/2) .

Due to changes arising from the 2015 Emissions Trading Scheme Review undertaken by the Ministry for the Environment, there will be some changes to this formula over the coming years. Please see below for details:

  • Eligible activities carried out in 2017: LA x SUM((PDCTxAB)/1.5)
  • Eligible activities carried out in 2018: LA x SUM((PDCTxAB)/1.2)
  • Eligible activities carried out in 2019 and thereafter: LA x SUM(PDCTxAB)

Allocation of New Zealand units in relation to industry and agriculture - Climate Change Response Act 2002