You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to sell horticulture produce as an agent on behalf of a grower or as a merchant, or if you intend to grow horticultural produce.
This code regulates the trading of horticulture produce in the horticulture produce industry. It encourages greater clarity and commercial transparency in trade transactions between growers and wholesale traders by clarifying the responsibilities and obligations of each. It also provides an effective and relatively inexpensive way of resolving disputes that may arise between growers and traders as an alternative to litigation.
The Code does not apply to:
- Nursery products (trees, plants, seeds and flowers)
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Enforcement and Compliance Executive
Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Australian Government)
Trade Practices (Horticulture Code of Conduct) Regulations 2006 (Australian Government)
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