2020–21 budget impact on export Cost Recovery Implementation Statements

Australian Government policy is to recover the full cost of delivering export regulatory services. Under the Cost Recovery Guidelines (CRG), we must regularly document changes to regulatory charging activities through a Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS).


The most recent CRIS for export certification services were published in 2015. Consistent with CRG requirements, we are reviewing and updating the export CRIS. We aim to have new charges start from 1 July 2021.

Consultation on proposed Food and Plant Export CRIS took place in 2019 and 2020. Limited consultation was undertaken on Live Animal Exports with industry representatives in February 2020. Following this, the Australian Government announced the Busting Congestion for Agricultural Exporters package [PDF 211 KB] as part of the 2020–21 Budget. It includes measures impacting cost recovery arrangements for meat, dairy, fish and egg, non-prescribed goods, plant and live animal export.

2020–21 update

Each 2020-21 CRIS describes the impact of the 2020–21 Federal Budget package Busting Congestion for Agricultural Exporters on exports cost recovery, including how we will implement the freezing of fees and charges in 2020–21.

The government has committed $71.1 million to improve the financial sustainability of export certification services by returning to full cost recovery of these services over time. A stepped return to full recovery will enable reforms to be rolled out while maintaining existing systems.

Each 2020-21 CRIS provides a starting point from which the cost base can be reviewed and adjusted going forward. This takes into consideration the reform implementation across export regulatory services.

Fees and charges shown in forward years of each CRIS are for illustrative purposes only. They show the impact of the package if applied to current pricing structures.

The 2020-21 CRIS are available for each export cost recovery arrangement.

Cost Recovery Implementation Statement


Document Pages File size
Dairy exports 2020–21 PDF 35 887 KB
Dairy exports 2020–21 DOCX 35 1.4 MB
Fish and egg exports 2020–21 PDF 34 885 KB
Fish and egg exports 2020–21 DOCX 34 4.3 MB
Grain exports 2020–21 PDF 33 912 KB
Grain exports 2020–21 DOCX 33 1.4 MB
Horticulture exports 2020–21 PDF 36 933 KB
Horticulture exports 2020–21 DOCX 36 1.4 MB
Live animal exports 2020–21 PDF 34 896 KB
Live animal exports 2020–21 DOCX 34 1.4 MB
Meat exports 2020–21 PDF 37 928 KB
Meat exports 2020–21 DOCX 37 1.4 MB
Non-prescribed goods exports 2020–21 PDF 33 916 KB
Non-prescribed goods exports 2020–21 DOCX 33 1.4 MB

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How you can provide your feedback

In the first instance, we want to understand how many people want to participate and engage in the consultation process.

Please register your interest in receiving further information and invites to future opportunities to engage. Your comments are welcome and will be considered with any other feedback received through the 2021–22 CRIS consultation phase.

We welcome your early comments and questions to help guide the consultation.

Next steps

  • Release of each 2021-22 CRIS
  • Consultation on each 2021-22 CRIS
  • Implementing the new charging framework: 1 July 2021
Last reviewed: 17 February 2021
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