Cost Recovery Design – Stakeholder Engagement Sessions on the redesign of our Food and Plant Export Cost Recovery Implementation Statements

26 November 2019

Purpose

This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to provide confirmation of upcoming Stakeholder engagement sessions on the Department of Agriculture’s redesign of its food and plant export certification fees and charges.

Summary of changes and key points

Thank you to those who registered their interest in a Food and Plant Export Certification cost recovery implementation statement (CRIS) stakeholder engagement session. Taking into account what you have told us, we will be holding the following sessions:

  • Melbourne - Friday 29 November 2019
    Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre
    33 Ardlie Street, Attwood Melbourne 3049
     
  • Sydney - Tuesday 3 December 2019
    Department of Agriculture Regional Office
    185 O’Riordan Street, MASCOT NSW 2020
     
  • Brisbane - Wednesday 4 December 2019
    Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel
    6-8 the Circuit, Brisbane 4008 (Flynn Room 2)
     
  • Teleconference* - Friday 6 December 2019
     
  • Perth* - Wednesday 11 December 2019

We will hold multiple sessions in each location for an hour each. Each session will start with general information about the CRISs, before focussing on a specific arrangement. You may attend more than one session if you wish. Details for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are as follows (times shown are local times):

  1. Meat - Please join us at 9.45am for 10am start
  2. Fish, dairy, non-prescribed goods and grain - Please join us at 11.45am for 12pm start
  3. Horticulture - Please join us at 1.45pm for 2pm start

*Details will be provided separately to those who register for the Perth or teleconference sessions.

If you have not already done so, please RSVP to confirm your attendance by emailing CostRecovery@agriculture.gov.au as soon as possible.

Background

We are revising our exports cost recovery arrangements to ensure their ongoing financial sustainability and to reflect the current regulatory business model.

A draft CRIS for the food and plant export cost recovery arrangements was released for comment. The CRIS outlines the cost of export regulatory activities and proposes new fees and charges.

We are conducting public consultation to seek feedback on the CRIS through our Have Your Say Stakeholder engagement platform until 10 December 2019.

Any personal information that may be collected will be handled in accordance with the department’s Privacy Policy.

Responsibilities

All stakeholders are encouraged to join in a stakeholder engagement session relevant to your organisation.

Contact information

If you require any more information about the department’s cost recovery redesign please contact us via email at Cost Recovery.

Paul Pak Poy
Assistant Secretary
Industry Support Branch

Last reviewed: 27 November 2019
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