Southern Truffles New Zealand Limited (STNZL), as the product group for truffles, sets the quality standards for exported truffles and collecting any levies required by these standards. The standards are published in the Export Marketing Strategy. Presently, there are no levies on truffle exporters.
STNZL is wholly owned by the NZ Truffle Association. When required, Directors of STNZL are appointed by the STNZL Annual General Meeting (AGM), held each year concurrent with the NZ Truffle Association AGM.
There are a number of other regulatory requirements for exporters, including compliance with all New Zealand food safety regulations, as well as any other requirements set by importing countries.