28 June 2022
This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to notify industry that a draft 2022‑23 grain arrangement exports cost recovery implementation statement (CRIS) has been released for consultation on our website.
- It is Australian Government policy to recover the cost of delivering export regulatory services.
- Under the Australian Government Charging Framework, we must regularly document changes to regulatory charging activities through a CRIS.
- We are releasing a draft 2022-23 grain arrangement exports CRIS for public submissions.
- The 2022‑23 CRIS describes our approach to managing cost recovery for grain arrangement exports, including fees and charges, financial performance information and financial forecasts for 2022–23 and forward 3 years.
- The 2022-23 CRIS reiterates the fees and charges taking effect from 1 July 2022 as outlined in the published 2021-22 CRIS, continuing the path to full cost recovery by implementing annual stepped increases in prices.
- The 2022-23 prices are set in legislation and will come into effect on 1 July 2022 which is during the consultation process.
- We have reviewed the performance of the arrangement and considers fees and charges as described in the 2021‑22 CRIS to be appropriate for 2022‑23.
- Charging Guidelines have been updated to reflect 2022-23 prices and will be published on our website.
- Industry are invited to review the CRIS and provide feedback on our Have Your Say platform by 8 August 2022.
- We want your feedback on how the proposed arrangement outlined in the CRIS will impact you or your business. Your views will inform the final CRIS.
- The final CRIS must be approved by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
- Submissions and the government’s response will be published alongside the final CRIS.
- If any amendments to fees or charges are decided following consultation, they will be implemented as soon as practical.
- Regulatory fees and charges for the agricultural exports sector increased in 2021-22 after several years of under‑recovery.
- The CRIS committed to returning to full cost recovery by 2023‑24 with stepped increases that enables reforms to be rolled out while maintaining existing systems.
- A stepped return to full cost-recovery will ease the impact for agriculture and food exporters.
- Following annual price increases in 2022‑23 and 2023-24, programs are expected to return to full cost recovery in 2023‑24.
- Each CRIS update will outline prices for 4 years providing forward year forecasts. Prices will be reviewed annually and updated where a need is identified and approved by the government.
If you have any questions regarding this advice or would like to meet with the department to discuss further, please email Cost Recovery.
A/g Assistant Secretary
Funding and Revenue Branch