Australia’s agricultural export services are changing for the better.
We’re making it easier for producers and exporters to send their goods to market.
We’ve allocated over half a billion dollars to agricultural trade reform. This will help us develop:
- modern and connected digital services
- streamlined regulation and improved service delivery for exporters
- better access to overseas markets.
Some improvements will benefit all exporters. Others help with challenges in specific commodities.
The department received funding for a major reform package in the 2021 Budget.
Exporters will benefit from:
- a more streamlined export experience
- new and better systems for all export commodities
- lower annual government fees and charges than they would have been without the reforms.
The package will also support jobs in rural, regional and remote Australia.
We’re growing and strengthening the agricultural export sector. Changes to how the government regulates agricultural exports will support the industry’s Ag2030 goal – to grow the sector to $100 billion production by 2030.
Export trade reforms
Our other export trade reforms include:
- Modernising agricultural trade program
- Agri-Business Expansion Initiative
- Global Agriculture Leadership Initiative
We’re also expanding our existing export system to certify non-traditional agricultural products. We’ve started with cosmetics (PDF 596 KB).
Our overseas counsellors promote Australia’s agricultural interests, including trade reforms , in key trade locations.
We partner with Australian Government agencies to deliver the Excellence in Professional Regulation pilot program. This helps us be a better regulator, which gives certainty to exporters.
We also partner with these agencies to deliver the Simplified Trade System. This will simplify and streamline processes for Australian importers and exporters.
Changes for export commodities
We’re working on a suite of digital and regulatory reform projects. Some projects relate to a particular commodity. Others will benefit all commodities.
These projects include:
Benefits for exporters
Regulation cost recovery
Our reform package includes measures for cost recovery arrangements for exporting:
- fish and egg
- non-prescribed goods
- live animals
Each year we update the department’s regulatory charging activities. See our Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS).
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