2021-22 Agricultural Export Cost Recovery Implementation Statements

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Public consultation on the 2021–22 Agricultural Exports Cost Recovery Implementation Statements (CRIS) is closed.

The Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management has approved the 2021–22 CRIS documents for seven agricultural export arrangements:

  • Live Animal Exports
  • Meat Exports
  • Dairy Exports
  • Fish and Egg Exports
  • Grain Exports
  • Horticulture Exports
  • Non-Prescribed Goods Exports

New prices commence on 1 July 2021.

The department's Charging Guidelines have been updated to reflect 2021-22 price changes. Legislative instruments have also been amended to implement new prices:

  • Export Charges (Imposition-General) Regulations 2021;
  • Export Charges (Imposition – Customs) Regulations 2021;
  • Export Control (Fees and Payments) Rules 2021.

Survey results and submissions, where consent to publish was received from the author, are published below.

How you had your say

We sought feedback from stakeholders and industry groups about the proposed 2021–22 Cost Recovery Implementation Statements (CRIS) for seven agricultural exports arrangements.

We invited feedback on the proposed CRIS relevant to your industry, including how you envisage your business/industry might be affected by the proposed changes.

In addition to the proposed CRIS, we also provided discussion papers outlining alternative structures for the dairy, fish and egg, grain and horticulture export arrangements. The discussion papers outlined an alternative pricing structure, which we had been consulting on since 2019. We also sought your advice on the impacts of the alternative structure outlined in the discussion papers compared to the charges described in the 2021–22 CRIS, and whether one structure was preferred over the other.

You provided your feedback through:

  • virtual information sessions and meetings with representatives for each export arrangement
  • an online survey
  • written submissions

Who engaged?

In total 160 people provided feedback or attended meetings as part of the consultation process. Thank you for your input and the time you have taken to provide your feedback.

Survey responses and submissions

We received 36 survey responses through Have Your Say, of which 15 were confidential. Feedback was also received through other mechanisms including email and written correspondence.

The breakdown of survey responses and submissions received, and how they relate to each agricultural export arrangement is as follows:


Commodity

Number of submissions

Live animal exports

15

Horticulture

12

Grain

4

Fish and egg

2

Non-prescribed goods

2

Meat

1

Dairy

0

Meetings

Fifteen virtual meetings were held with industry stakeholder groups and businesses across the agricultural exports arrangements.

What you said

A number of live animal export and meat export stakeholders indicated in-principle support for updated charging structures that more accurately align cost of regulatory effort with the different users of the regulatory system.

There was mixed feedback on preferences for alternative charging models described in discussion papers for dairy, fish and egg, horticulture and grain arrangements.

Other common feedback received included:

  • several industry sectors do not support cost recovery of agricultural exports as a matter of principle
  • concerns around the efficiency of the department in delivering regulatory services and transparency of costs associated with regulation
  • feedback that price increases will have a disproportionate impact on smaller operators compared to larger operators with higher throughput
  • difficult timing of price increases and the cumulative impact of price increases on business viability, considering current trade environment and economic challenges for exporters
  • concerns that price increases will be passed through to producers.

A consolidated summary of all feedback is available.

For more information, and all agriculture export CRIS documents, FAQs and factsheets, visit our website.

Public consultation on the 2021–22 Agricultural Exports Cost Recovery Implementation Statements (CRIS) is closed.

The Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management has approved the 2021–22 CRIS documents for seven agricultural export arrangements:

  • Live Animal Exports
  • Meat Exports
  • Dairy Exports
  • Fish and Egg Exports
  • Grain Exports
  • Horticulture Exports
  • Non-Prescribed Goods Exports

New prices commence on 1 July 2021.

The department's Charging Guidelines have been updated to reflect 2021-22 price changes. Legislative instruments have also been amended to implement new prices:

  • Export Charges (Imposition-General) Regulations 2021;
  • Export Charges (Imposition – Customs) Regulations 2021;
  • Export Control (Fees and Payments) Rules 2021.

Survey results and submissions, where consent to publish was received from the author, are published below.

How you had your say

We sought feedback from stakeholders and industry groups about the proposed 2021–22 Cost Recovery Implementation Statements (CRIS) for seven agricultural exports arrangements.

We invited feedback on the proposed CRIS relevant to your industry, including how you envisage your business/industry might be affected by the proposed changes.

In addition to the proposed CRIS, we also provided discussion papers outlining alternative structures for the dairy, fish and egg, grain and horticulture export arrangements. The discussion papers outlined an alternative pricing structure, which we had been consulting on since 2019. We also sought your advice on the impacts of the alternative structure outlined in the discussion papers compared to the charges described in the 2021–22 CRIS, and whether one structure was preferred over the other.

You provided your feedback through:

  • virtual information sessions and meetings with representatives for each export arrangement
  • an online survey
  • written submissions

Who engaged?

In total 160 people provided feedback or attended meetings as part of the consultation process. Thank you for your input and the time you have taken to provide your feedback.

Survey responses and submissions

We received 36 survey responses through Have Your Say, of which 15 were confidential. Feedback was also received through other mechanisms including email and written correspondence.

The breakdown of survey responses and submissions received, and how they relate to each agricultural export arrangement is as follows:


Commodity

Number of submissions

Live animal exports

15

Horticulture

12

Grain

4

Fish and egg

2

Non-prescribed goods

2

Meat

1

Dairy

0

Meetings

Fifteen virtual meetings were held with industry stakeholder groups and businesses across the agricultural exports arrangements.

What you said

A number of live animal export and meat export stakeholders indicated in-principle support for updated charging structures that more accurately align cost of regulatory effort with the different users of the regulatory system.

There was mixed feedback on preferences for alternative charging models described in discussion papers for dairy, fish and egg, horticulture and grain arrangements.

Other common feedback received included:

  • several industry sectors do not support cost recovery of agricultural exports as a matter of principle
  • concerns around the efficiency of the department in delivering regulatory services and transparency of costs associated with regulation
  • feedback that price increases will have a disproportionate impact on smaller operators compared to larger operators with higher throughput
  • difficult timing of price increases and the cumulative impact of price increases on business viability, considering current trade environment and economic challenges for exporters
  • concerns that price increases will be passed through to producers.

A consolidated summary of all feedback is available.

For more information, and all agriculture export CRIS documents, FAQs and factsheets, visit our website.