Australian Government policy is to recover the full cost of delivering export regulatory services. Under the Australian Government Charging Framework, we must regularly document changes to regulatory charging activities through a Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS).
On 1 July 2022, we became the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Before this, we were the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. The former department consulted about Food and Plant Export CRIS in 2019 and 2020. Limited consultation was undertaken on Live Animal Exports with industry representatives in February 2020. Following this, the Australian Government announced the Busting Congestion for Agricultural Exporters package [PDF 211 KB] as part of the 2020–21 Budget. It includes measures impacting cost recovery arrangements for meat, dairy, fish and egg, non-prescribed goods, plant and live animal export.
2020–21 CRIS for each export cost recovery arrangement were published on 17 February 2021 (see below).
Each 2020-21 CRIS describes the impact of the 2020–21 Federal Budget package Busting Congestion for Agricultural Exporters on exports cost recovery, including how we will implement the freezing of fees and charges in 2020–21.
The government has committed $71.1 million to improve the financial sustainability of export certification services by returning to full cost recovery of these services over time. A stepped return to full recovery will enable reforms to be rolled out while maintaining existing systems.
Each 2020-21 CRIS provides a starting point from which the cost base can be reviewed and adjusted going forward. This takes into consideration the reform implementation across export regulatory services.
Fees and charges shown in forward years of each CRIS are for illustrative purposes only. They show the impact of the package if applied to current pricing structures.
Cost Recovery Implementation Statement
|Dairy exports 2020–21 PDF||35||887 KB|
|Dairy exports 2020–21 DOCX||35||1.4 MB|
|Fish and egg exports 2020–21 PDF||34||885 KB|
|Fish and egg exports 2020–21 DOCX||34||4.3 MB|
|Grain exports 2020–21 PDF||33||912 KB|
|Grain exports 2020–21 DOCX||33||1.4 MB|
|Horticulture exports 2020–21 PDF||36||933 KB|
|Horticulture exports 2020–21 DOCX||36||1.4 MB|
|Live animal exports 2020–21 PDF||34||896 KB|
|Live animal exports 2020–21 DOCX||34||1.4 MB|
|Meat exports 2020–21 PDF||37||928 KB|
|Meat exports 2020–21 DOCX||37||1.4 MB|
|Non-prescribed goods exports 2020–21 PDF||33||916 KB|
|Non-prescribed goods exports 2020–21 DOCX||33||1.4 MB|
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How you can provide your feedback
Consultation on the 2020-21 and 2021-22 CRIS has now closed.
If you would like to provide feedback on the fees and charges proposed in the 2022–23 CRIS go to our Have Your Say.