Indonesian vegetable quotas

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) entered into force on 5 July 2020. The agreement put in place reduced tariffs for exports of vegetables.

Quotas under the IA-CEPA cover:

  • carrots
  • potatoes

For 2021 the amounts are:

  • carrots – 5,000 tonnes
  • potatoes – 10,000 tonnes

Key dates

The quota year runs in line with the calendar year.

  • 1 January—New quota year commences
  • 31 August—Deadline for reclaim and apply for reallocation
  • 18 November—Deadline for annual quota allocation application
  • 31 December—Quota year ends

Current quota usage

The quota usage tables show the total quantity of quota shipped by Australia for IA-CEPA products. The tables are updated regularly.

Check out the current quota usage for Indonesia vegetables.

How to apply for an entitlement

Exporters will need to apply for a quota allocation to export vegetables to Indonesia at the reduced tariff rate.

Exporters will be invited to make an application approximately two weeks prior to the application close date of 18 November. No applications will be accepted after this date.

An exporter can apply for an entitlement allocation by:

Quota entitlements will be calculated based on past shipping history. Once calculated, the Quota Unit will  notify exporters of their quota entitlement allocation for the quota year.

How to apply for a certificate

To apply for a quota certificate an exporter must:

Once the application is approved, the quota certificate will be sent to the email address provided on the TRQ certificate application form.

Note: Quota administration is cost recovered on a per certificate basis in accordance with the Export Charges (Imposition-General) Regulation 2021 and the Export Control (Fees and Payments) Rules 2021. Exporters are invoiced monthly for any quota certificates issued. The current cost recovered amount is $81 per certificate issued.

Changing or cancelling a certificate

Contact Quota Admin if a quota certificate needs to be:

  • changed (a new application form will need to be submitted if there is a change to the exporter, importer, product type or quantity of product)
  • cancelled.

How to transfer or return quota

Vegetable entitlements can be:

  • transferred
  • returned at any point in the quota year.

You can transfer or return your entitlement by:

Reclaiming and reallocating quotas

Each August, the Quota Unit will contact exporters holding IA-CEPA vegetable quota entitlement to see if they will use their remaining entitlement or if they wish to return it or request additional entitlements. Penalties apply for retaining quota that is not used by the end of the quota year. Exporters should be familiar with penalty provisions which can be found in the Rules.

2021 quota entitlement holders

These listings of current quota entitlement holders can be used to check which exporters hold quota, should another exporter wish to approach them for a transfer.

Carrot entitlement holders list

  • Center West Exports
  • Forth Farm Produce Pty Ltd t/a Harvest MoonKalfresh Pty Ltd
  • North East Equity Pty Ltd t/a Sumich
  • Patane Produce
  • Premium Fresh Tasmania Pty Ltd
  • Rocky Lamattina and Sons Pty Ltd
  • Scott Moffatt & Co
  • United Exports Pty Ltd

Potato entitlement holders list

  • Center West Exports
  • North East Equity Pty Ltd t/a Sumich
  • Patane Produce
  • Pemberton Fresh Pty Ltd
  • Virginia Farm Produce

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
  • the in-quota tariff rate.

Read about the IA-CEPA’s broader outcomes.


The Export Control (Tariff Rate Quotas-General) Rules 2021 governs the rules around quotas for vegetables.

Data collection

The Quota Unit reports on export quotas using data submitted for quota entitlements and certificate applications.

Contact us

Phone: 02 6272 4068

Last reviewed: 30 July 2021
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