The Australian Government supports Australian agricultural exports by facilitating trade. We negotiate bilateral and multilateral agreements with trading partners.
These agreements can include reduced tariff rate arrangements for certain products. These are administered via quotas. Exporters can get reduced import taxes on a certain volume of goods into a particular country. This can save money for Australian businesses.
Quotas can be administered by an authority in either the importing or exporting country.
What we do
We manage 45 quotas. The way we issue a quota certificate depends on the product and its destination.
For an allocated quota, we issue a certificate to exporters who have an allocation. The certificate covers the volume of the quota request (either in kilograms, tonnes, litres or pieces).
Some quotas are not allocated. We issue certificates on a first-come, first-served basis.
How to apply
Quotas are managed according to a schedule. Check our quota calendar for timeframes.
See how to apply to export these products.
- High-quality beef and grain-fed beef
- Sheepmeat and goatmeat, and erga omnes sheepmeat and goatmeat
Tariff Rate Quota – Bahasa translation
Bahasa translation of key information relating to tariff rate quotas for Indonesia are now available for citrus, vegetables, live cattle and feed grains. These documents are available for download below.
If you have difficulty accessing these files, visit web accessibility for assistance.
Check our Australian red meat export statistics for end-of-month reports and meat export figures.
For queries or assistance with quotas, contact the Quota Unit:
Phone: 02 6272 4068