Indonesian feed grains quota
The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) will come into force on 5 July 2020. The agreement will put in place reduced tariffs for quotas of feed grains.
Quotas under the IA-CEPA cover:
- wheat and meslin (not fit for human consumption)
- barley (other than seed)
- grain sorghum (other than seed)
The quota year runs in line with the calendar year.
- 1 January—New quota year commences
- 1 May—Quota access cap lifted
- 1 November—Reservation applications open
- 31 December—Quota year ends
(These dates will differ for 2020 due to commencing part-way through the year. Refer to dates below).
How to apply for a reservation
Feed grain exporters can apply for a reservation for the upcoming quota year.
You can apply for a reservation from 22 June 2020 by completing the necessary application form and returning it to the Quota Administration team. The form will be made available from 22 June 2020.
We assess completed applications in order of submission.
Initially, you can apply for up to 150,000 tonnes per year.
You must submit a valid contract when you apply. This contract must:
- include the full name and address of the exporter and importer
- be signed by both parties
- include a unique identifier/contract reference
- specify the commodity
- specify the total weight and number of consignments
- specify the date range within which the applications for tariff rate quota certificates will be made (a maximum date range will be set at two months).
We will notify you of the outcome of your application.
How to change your reservation
Feed grain reservations can be:
An exporter can request their reservation be changed for:
- a decrease in weight (the difference will be returned)
- an increase in weight (if there is uncommitted quota available)
- a change in product
You must notify us when your contract is cancelled. We will cancel the reservation and the quota will be returned. You cannot apply for another reservation for 4 weeks, unless you have used at least 75% of your reservation.
If you have quota remaining after completing a contract, you can return this volume.
If you have not used your reserved volume after the final day specified in the contract, we will cancel the reservation for the lapsed amount.
You cannot apply for another reservation for 4 weeks.
If you don’t use any of your quota reservation for a contract, you will not be able to apply for another reservation until 1 May of the next quota year.
Make sure to change or cancel your reservation to avoid an exclusion.
How to apply for a quota certificate
Once you have your reservation, you will need to apply for a quota certificate.
To receive a quota certificate for a consignment of feed grains to Indonesia you will need to have a valid reservation.
You can apply for a quota certificate from 5 July 2020.
To apply for a quota certificate you must:
- lodge a request for permit (RFP) through the department’s electronic documentation system, EXDOC.
- complete and submit the IA-CEPA feed grains TRQ certificate application (available from 5 July).
Once we have approved the application, we will email you the quota certificate.
Changing or cancelling your certificate
Contact Quota Admin if your quota certificate needs to be:
- changed (you will need to submit a new application form if there is a change to the exporter, importer, product type or quantity of product)
Read the detail
See Appendix 2-A.1: Tariff rate quotas of the IA-CEPA for:
- a list of eligible products
- the quantity for each year of the quota
- the in-quota tariff rate
The Export Control (Tariff Rate Quotas - Feed Grain Export to Indonesia) Order 2020 will govern the rules around the quota for feed grains to Indonesia. The Order is currently being prepared and will be in place prior to entry into force.
Read about IA-CEPA’s broader outcomes.
We report on export quotas using data submitted for certificate applications.
- Phone 02 6272 4068
- Email Quota Admin