Submissions on increase to export charges close on 30 March
On Tuesday 30 January 2018 the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources released an Industry Advisory Notice for 60 days of public consultation relating to its intention to revise and increase the costs charged to exporters of horticultural products.
The Cost Recovery Implementation Statement Plant Exports Certification 2017-18 proposes the following key changes to export fees and charges:
- implementing a tonnage charge of $3.40/tonne on exports to protocol markets, and $1.70/tonne on exports to non-protocol markets; and
- increasing the cost of a Phytosanitary Certificate from $38 to $76.
AUSVEG will make formal representations and submissions to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources on behalf of the vegetable industry.
Exporting growers are encouraged to make a submission to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources outlining the impact that increased export charges will have on their business.
The deadline for submissions is 5.00pm on Friday 30 March 2018.
To discuss the Cost Recovery Implementation Statement Plant Exports Certification 2017-18 or the consultation process, please contact Michael Coote at AUSVEG on (03) 9882 0277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on assistance AUSVEG can provide to growers involved in exporting, or interested in beginning to export, see the export section of our website.