Ensuring the Wheat Port Code continues to deliver for industry
April 12, 2018
The final round of consultation on the Wheat Port Code has begun, following initial feedback from farmers and exporters who said the Code has struck the right balance in creating a more competitive Australian wheat industry.
Member for Durack Melissa Price today encouraged stakeholders across Durack to contribute to the final round of consultation, and welcomed the positive response to the Code so far.
“The Wheat Port Code was introduced in September 2014 to cut red tape, increase operational transparency and safeguard the export grain supply chain,” Ms Price said.
“Our ports are the gateway to the world for our wheat growers and it is vital the integrity and transparency of port access is maintained.
“Industry feedback in the interim report has been released, which shows the Code is helping support exporter access to ports.
“It shows the Code has reduced regulatory burden and is supporting bulk wheat exporters do business, which is vital when Australia exports the majority of our wheat crop—22 million tonnes worth more than $6 billion in 2016-17.
“It’s important that measures like the Wheat Port Code are regularly reviewed to ensure they are effective, especially as competition in our key export markets grows.
“I encourage local grain exporters to have their say and share their experiences of accessing port infrastructure since the Code came into effect in 2014, as part of the consultation process.
“This Code is another way the government is committed to backing our farmers through practical agricultural policies that support our thriving export industry.”
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