Proposed increase in Australian export fees and charges
The Australian Department of Agriculture is currently consulting with industry of its intention to revise and increase the costs charged to exporters of horticultural products.
The Cost Recovery Implementation Statement Plant Exports Certification 2019-20 proposes the following key changes to export fees and charges. These changes include an increase in charges for:
- Implementing a tonnage charge of $4.90/tonne on exports to protocol markets, and $2.45/tonne on exports to non-protocol markets.
- Increasing the cost of a Phytosanitary Certificate from $38 to $113.