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Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade - Addition to the Supplementary Estimates 2019/20

Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Foreign Affairs (M34)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE: Minister of Foreign Affairs

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type 2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Cumulative
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Departmental Output Expenses          

Administration of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities (M34)

This appropriation is limited to the administration of diplomatic and consular privileges and immunities under the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968 and the Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1971.

1,024 20 - 20 1,044

Consular Services (M34)

The purchase of consular policy advice, consular services for New Zealanders abroad and notarial services.

28,176 (4,074) 9,450 5,376 33,552

Pacific Security Fund (M34)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of goods and services to support the security of Pacific Island countries.

2,672 2,389 - 2,389 5,061

Policy Advice and Representation - International Institutions (M34)

The purchase of policy advice and representation activities related to the management of New Zealand's membership of, and foreign and trade interests in, international institutions.

49,952 (2,624) (2,450) (5,074) 44,878

Policy Advice and Representation - Other Countries (M34)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of policy advice and representation directed to the management of New Zealand's foreign relations and trade with other countries, bilaterally and in regional organisations, including using New Zealand's international connections to facilitate the flow of trade, investment, skills, and technology and improving the competitiveness of New Zealand business.

281,491 12,571 (4,500) 8,071 289,562

Policy Advice and Representation - Other Countries PLA (M34)

This appropriation is limited to meeting the costs, as set out in section 11 of the Foreign Affairs Act 1988, of superannuation for local staff employed by overseas posts to help with the management of New Zealand's foreign and trade relations with other countries.

20 - - - 20

Promotional Activities - Other Countries (M34)

The purchase of promoting New Zealand to other countries as an attractive market for trade and investment.

110 (40) - (40) 70

Services for Other New Zealand Agencies Overseas (M34)

The purchase of accommodation and support services by other New Zealand agencies.

8,219 431 - 431 8,650
Total Departmental Output Expenses 371,664 8,673 2,500 11,173 382,837
Departmental Capital Expenditure          

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Capital Expenditure PLA (M34)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

64,221 (6,221) - (6,221) 58,000
Total Departmental Capital Expenditure 64,221 (6,221) - (6,221) 58,000
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          

Antarctic Research and Support (M34)

Provision of management and logistic support for New Zealand activities in the Antarctic. The provider is the New Zealand Antarctic Institute.

20,870 - - - 20,870

Pacific Broadcasting Services (M34)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of New Zealand-sourced television content and other media services and related technical support to countries in the Pacific.

941 - - - 941

Pacific Cooperation Foundation (M34)

The promotion of mutual understanding and constructive linkages between New Zealanders and the other countries and people of the Pacific. The provider is the Pacific Cooperation Foundation of New Zealand.

1,400 - - - 1,400

Promotion of Asian Skills and Relationships (M34)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services that build and sustain New Zealanders' knowledge and understanding of and relationships with Asia.

5,000 - - - 5,000
Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses 28,211 - - - 28,211
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          

Disbursements Made and Exemptions from Taxation PLA (M34)

Refund of New Zealand local body rates for offices and residential premises of overseas diplomatic missions and consular posts pursuant to section 21 of the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968.

2,400 - - - 2,400

Provision of ACC-equivalent cover for New Zealand employees working overseas PLA (M34)

This appropriation is limited to payments authorised by section 65ZG of the Public Finance Act 1989 under the indemnity given by the Minister of Finance under section 65ZD of that Act for the provision of ACC-equivalent cover of New Zealand employees working overseas as specified in the indemnity.

135 - - - 135

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M34)

This appropriation is limited to non-discretionary payments required as formal obligations arising from New Zealand's membership of international organisations, and as a signatory to international treaties and conventions.

57,729 3,000 - 3,000 60,729
Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses 60,264 3,000 - 3,000 63,264
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          

New Zealand Antarctic Institute (M34)

To enable NZAI to maintain the Scott Base buildings and services infrastructure.

8,200 - - - 8,200
Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure 8,200 - - - 8,200
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 532,560 5,452 2,500 7,952 540,512

Multi-Year Appropriations

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000
Departmental Output Expenses    

Hosting APEC 2021 (M34)

This appropriation is limited to enabling the planning and delivery of the year-long Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2021.

Commences: 01 July 2018

Expires: 30 June 2022

Original Appropriation 99,560
Adjustments to 2018/19 84,580
Adjustments for 2019/20 -
Adjusted Appropriation 184,140
Actual to 2018/19 Year End 6,650
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 17,422
Estimate for 2020/21 71,048
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 89,020
Non-Departmental Output Expenses    

Expo 2020 Dubai (M34)

This appropriation is limited to New Zealand's participation at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2021

Original Appropriation 53,240
Adjustments to 2018/19 711
Adjustments for 2019/20 620
Adjusted Appropriation 54,571
Actual to 2018/19 Year End 12,747
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 26,412
Estimate for 2020/21 15,412
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -
Non-Departmental Other Expenses    

International Development Cooperation (M34)

This appropriation is limited to providing development cooperation and humanitarian assistance that support the sustainable development and welfare of Pacific Island and developing countries.

Commences: 01 July 2018

Expires: 30 June 2021

Original Appropriation 2,186,718
Adjustments to 2018/19 33,817
Adjustments for 2019/20 48,360
Adjusted Appropriation 2,268,895
Actual to 2018/19 Year End 707,876
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 784,280
Estimate for 2020/21 776,739
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations

  2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Cumulative
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 532,560 5,452 2,500 7,952 540,512
Total Forecast MYA Departmental Output Expenses 38,922 (21,500) - (21,500) 17,422
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Output Expenses 18,216 8,196 - 8,196 26,412
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations 589,698 (7,852) 2,500 (5,352) 584,346

Capital Injection Authorisations

  2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Cumulative
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Capital Injection (M34) 17,691 - - - 17,691

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Cumulative Supplementary Estimates Total
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Appropriations          
Output Expenses 457,013 (10,327) 8,196 (2,131) 454,882
Benefits or Related Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 60,264 - 3,000 3,000 63,264
Capital Expenditure 72,421 (6,221) - (6,221) 66,200
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
   Output Expenses - - - - -
   Other Expenses - - - - -
   Capital Expenditure - N/A - - -
Total Appropriations 589,698 (16,548) 11,196 (5,352) 584,346
Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts          
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Capital Receipts - N/A - - -
Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts - N/A - - -

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Consular Services (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
The purchase of consular policy advice, consular services for New Zealanders abroad and notarial services.
Expenses and Revenue
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 28,176 (4,074) 9,450 33,552
Revenue from the Crown 27,533 (4,074) 9,450 32,909
Revenue from Others 643 -   643
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation increased by a further $9.450 million to $33.552 million for 2019/20 due to the impact of COVID-19, resulting in an increase in Consular services activity through assisting increasing numbers of New Zealanders overseas; including arranging and managing their repatriation to New Zealand, and staffing a 24/7 Emergency Crisis Centre. The increased expenditure is funded from fiscally neutral transfers from other departmental appropriations in Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade ($8.450 million) and Vote Official Development Assistance ($1 million).

Policy Advice and Representation - International Institutions (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
The purchase of policy advice and representation activities related to the management of New Zealand's membership of, and foreign and trade interests in, international institutions.
Expenses and Revenue
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 49,952 (2,624) (2,450) 44,878
Revenue from the Crown 49,952 (2,624) (2,450) 44,878
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation decreased by a further $2.450 million to $44.878 million for 2019/20 due to a fiscally neutral transfer of funding to the Consular Services appropriation to meet COVID-19 related expenditure. This funding can be transferred because business as usual activity will not be maintained at pre COVID-19 levels.

Policy Advice and Representation - Other Countries (M34)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the purchase of policy advice and representation directed to the management of New Zealand's foreign relations and trade with other countries, bilaterally and in regional organisations, including using New Zealand's international connections to facilitate the flow of trade, investment, skills, and technology and improving the competitiveness of New Zealand business.
Expenses and Revenue
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 281,491 12,571 (4,500) 289,562
Revenue from the Crown 281,138 12,181 (4,500) 288,819
Revenue from Others 353 390 - 743
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation decreased by a further $4.500 million to $289.562 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $6.000 million to the Consular Services appropriation to meet COVID-19 related expenditure. This funding can be transferred because business as usual activity will not be maintained at pre COVID-19 levels, and
  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $1.500 million from Vote Transport for the purpose of funding New Zealand's contribution to the air freight arrangement proposed by the Government of Singapore.
Last updated: 
Tuesday, 16 June 2020