Live animal exports: livestock cost recovery redesign

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, 2015

​Fees and charges for live animal export activities relating to livestock will change under the department’s new cost recovery arrangements, from 1 December 2015. This fact sheet has been developed to outline the difference between the existing fees and the new arrangements.

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Overview

The department has redesigned its cost recovery arrangements with new fees and levies coming into effect on 1 December 2015. This fact sheet has been developed to provide you with an overview of the key changes to charges relating to livestock exports. This document should be read in conjunction with the department’s Charging Guidelines and the Live Animal Exports Cost Recovery I​mplementation Statement (CRIS).

Key changes

Export licence and approved arrangement levies

All livestock exporters must have a valid export licence. Livestock exporters will be charged an annual levy of $25 000 for an export licence, unless they operate an approved arrangement in which case they will be charged either $10 000 (arrangement for exportation by air) or $20 000 (arrangement for exportation by sea or both air and sea).

Livestock exporters that meet the criteria as small and infrequent exporters will be able to apply for an annual exemption from an approved arrangement. The cost for an application is $600. Those exporters that are granted an exemption from holding an approved arrangement will be required to pay an annual export licence levy of $5 000.

Application charges

There is a $600 levy that participants in the export process must pay when applying:

  • for a livestock export licence
  • for approval of an arrangement in relation to the export of livestock
  • for an exemption to an approved arrangement
  • for approval of an ESCAS
  • for a veterinarian for accreditation
  • to register premises to be used for holding and assembling live stock for export.

There is a $300 levy that participants in the export process must pay when requesting a variation to:

  • a livestock export licence
  • an approved arrangement in relation to the export of livestock
  • an ESCAS approval
  • a veterinarian accreditation
  • a registered premises to be used for holding and assembling live stock for export.

Livestock throughput levies

The throughput charges will be reduced, from $6.47 and $2.57 per head of exported cattle, buffalo and camelids to $1.21 per head, irrespective of the export market. The throughput rate for exported sheep and goats will also reduce from $0.37 and $0.34 to $0.31 per head irrespective of the export market.

Premises charges

Owners of establishments that are registered for the export of livestock by sea will be charged an annual levy of $5 000. Premises that are approved for the export of other animals and reproductive material will continue to be charged a fee for service to assess that the premises meets importing country requirements.

Inspection and audit fees

All live animal and reproductive material exporters will be subject to standard inspection fees of $54 per quarter hour and audit fees of $43 per quarter hour as required.

Where there is a request for an additional inspection (inspections that are not mandatory for the department to undertake) to take place, a higher rate of $71 per quarter hour will apply. In circumstances where there is a need for a specialist auditor (e.g. veterinarian) to undertake an audit, a higher rate of $103 per quarter hour will apply.

Certificate charges

The department will charge for each health certificate and export permit issued. The cost per document for livestock exporters is $60.

Where an exporter requests a replacement document for any reason (change in importing country requirements or changes to the consignment) a fee of $500 per replacement document applies.

Overtime

Overtime changes have been standardised for activities undertaken outside of the department’s standard span of hours, which are weekdays between 6:30am and 6:30pm. All activities undertaken outside of the department’s standard span of hours will incur the relevant fee for service charge in addition to overtime charges (see Table 4).

Further Information

The Live Animal Exports CRIS, Charging Guidelines and other supporting material can be found on the department’s website or by emailing Cost Recovery.

Fee and levy changes

Table 1: Export licence and approved arrangement charges
Fee item Unit Charge to 30 Nov 2015 Unit Charge from 1 Dec 2015
Export licence applicationPer application$300Per application$600
15 minutes$70.50
Export licence--Annual$25 000
Approved arrangement by air--Annual$10 000
Approved arrangement by sea (or air and sea)--Annual$20 000
Small  and infrequent livestock export licence--Annual$5 000
Establishment (premises) registration--Annual$5 000
Accredited veterinarian application15 minutes$116.90Per application$600
Approval variation --Per variation$300
TravelPer kilometre$1--
Travel overnightPer night$355--
Table 2: Livestock throughput charges
Fee item Unit Charge to 30 Nov 2015 Unit Charge from 1 Dec 2015
CattlePer head$2.57 – $6.47 Per head$1.21
SheepPer head$0.34 – $0.37Per head$0.31
Table 3: Fee for service
Fee item Unit Charge to 30 Nov 2015 Unit Charge from 1 Dec 2015
Health certificate and export permit (air)15 minutes$167.95 Per certificate$60
Health certificate and export permit (sea)15 minutes$116.90 Per certificate$60
Replacement certificate/permit15 minutes-Per document$500
Inspection livestock by air15 minutes$167.9515 minutes$54
Inspection livestock by sea15 minutes$116.90*15 minutes$54
Inspection of premises15 minutes$167.9515 minutes$54
Accredited veterinarian audit15 minutes$116.9015 minutes$103
ESCAS assessment (air)15 minutes$116.90--
Additional inspection--15 minutes$71#
Audit – non vet --15 minutes$43
Audit - vet15 minutes$116.9015 minutes$103
Audit export licence15 minutes$70.5015 minutes$43
Outport feesVisit$529 - $1 793--
TravelPer kilometre$1--
Travel overnightPer night$355--

*For each 15 minutes when time thresholds of service are exceeded ranging from 11 hours to 38 hours depending on export country and livestock species.

# This fee will apply in the future where an exporter could use an approved authorised officer but instead chooses to use a departmental officer.

Table 4: Overtime charges

Fee item

Unit

Charge to 30 Nov 2015

Unit

Charge from 1 Dec 2015

Overtime - weekday

-

-

15 minutes

$15

Overtime weekday (non-continuous)

-

-

30 minutes (minimum)

$30

Overtime weekend/ public holiday (non- continuous)

-

-

30 minutes (minimum)

$40

Overtime weekend/ public holiday (additional)

-

-

15 minutes

$20

Overtime – weekday veterinarian

-

-

15 minutes

$21

Overtime weekday veterinarian (non-continuous)

-

-

30 minutes (minimum)

$42

Overtime weekend/ public holiday veterinarian (non- continuous)

-

-

30 minutes (minimum)

$58

Overtime weekend/ public holiday veterinarian (additional)

-

-

15 minutes

$29

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