You will be required to comply with this code of conduct if you intend to operate as a bulk wheat exporter or as a port terminal service provider.
The code lists mandatory compliance requirements that are meant to ensure:
- The bulk wheat export industry is operated efficiently and profitably;
- That all bulk wheat exporters have port terminal access; and
- The reduction of red tape for port terminal service providers.
The code requires port terminal providers to:
- Publish, on a weekly and annual basis, information to their website pertaining to the amount of capacity available for bulk wheat export operations;
- Comply with dispute resolution processes;
- Allocate available port terminal capacity through a mandatory mechanism that is used by all exporters; and
- Undertake specific processes for any amendments made to port loading protocols.
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)
Competition and Consumer (Industry Code - Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat)) Regulation 2014 (Australian Government)
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