Public consultation on the Regulation Impact Statement: Export tariff rate quota regulatory streamlining

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is conducting public consultation on a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) examining whether export tariff rate quota regulations can be streamlined.

The department met with industry representatives in late 2015 to discuss the ongoing management of tariff rate quotas.  The outcome of these meetings was that the department would consider whether there are options for improving export tariff rate quota administration processes.

The consultation period opened on 30 March 2017 and will close on 30 June 2017.  As of 1 June the department has held day-long workshops with stakeholders in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The department has received valuable feedback through the workshops.  Based on this feedback the department has developed a revised option for consideration – Option 4.  Additional papers set out how this option differs from Option 3 of the RIS for each impacted quota (available below).

Stakeholders are encouraged to provide written submissions to the department.  To make a submission:

  • read the Regulation Impact Statement and additional papers
  • provide feedback via email using the submission form.

Read the Regulation Impact Statement

The purpose of the RIS is to examine whether export tariff rate quota regulation can be streamlined.  The RIS considers three options; remaining with the status quo, a non-regulatory approach, and an option that proposes to streamline processes.  Following initial consultation a fourth options has also been developed for consideration.

Please read the RIS and additional papers before making a submission to the department.

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Regulation Impact Statement - Export Tariff Rate Quota Regulatory Streamlining

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976 KB

Regulation Impact Statement - Export Tariff Rate Quota Regulatory Streamlining

56

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764 KB

Regulation Impact Statement – Option 4 regarding Dairy quotas

9

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187 KB

Regulation Impact Statement – Option 4 regarding Dairy quotas

9

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39 KB

Regulation Impact Statement – Option 4 regarding EU HQB quota

3

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106 KB

Regulation Impact Statement – Option 4 regarding EU HQB quota

3

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28 KB

Regulation Impact Statement – Option 4 regarding EU Sheepmeat quota

3

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101 KB

Regulation Impact Statement – Option 4 regarding EU Sheepmeat quota

3

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27 KB

Regulation Impact Statement – Option 4 regarding US Beef quota

2

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97 KB

Regulation Impact Statement – Option 4 regarding US Beef quota

2

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27 KB

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Make a submission by email

Written submissions should be made using the available form and emailed to the department.  To make an email submission:

  • download and complete the submission form
  • email your completed form and any attachments to Quota Admin.

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Submission Form – RIS on export tariff rate quota streamlining

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Background

The RIS commenced in 2016 and has been developed in line with the Australian Government Guide to Regulation (available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website). To date, five of the seven RIS questions have been developed; this includes what the problem is, why government action is needed, what policy options are being considered, what their net benefits are, and how consultation will be conducted.

The RIS has been informed by several reviews previously completed regarding the regulation and administration of various tariff rate quotas.  These reviews are available for reference, below.

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Report of the 2005 Beef Quota Review Panel on Administrative Arrangements for the US Beef Quota

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348 KB

Report of the 2005 Beef Quota Review Panel on Administrative Arrangements for the US Beef Quota

58

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463 KB

Report of the 2008 Dairy Quota Review Panel on Administrative Arrangements for EU and USA Dairy Quotas Managed by Australia

71

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474 KB

Report of the 2008 Dairy Quota Review Panel on Administrative Arrangements for EU and USA Dairy Quotas Managed by Australia

71

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608 KB

Review of Administration Arrangements for the Tariff-quota on EU High Quality Beef

54

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384 KB

Review of Administration Arrangements for the Tariff-quota on EU High Quality Beef

54

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397 KB

Additionally, the RIS has referenced a Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation review, available on the RIRDC website: Effective Administration of Agriculture Tariff Quotas, David Harris.