Wheat export

The Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct, which was made on 30 September 2014, regulates the conduct of bulk wheat port terminal operators. The ACCC enforces the Code and also has certain specific roles in relation to exemptions and capacity allocation systems. The ACCC’s role replaces its previous wheat export function whereby it assessed port terminal services access undertakings for wheat export.

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Title Type Status
Viterra 2015 Access determination Submissions due
24 April 2015

Viterra is a bulk handling company that operates six bulk wheat port facilities in South Australia.

On 12 March 2015, Viterra applied to the ACCC to vary the capacity allocation system contained in its current Port Loading Protocols. Viterra is seeking to introduce long term capacity agreements for the export of bulk wheat from South Australia. It intends that these agreements would be for capacity from late 2015 onwards.

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Victorian wheat ports exemption assessments Access exemption Under assessment
30 January 2015
A mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access commenced on 30 September 2014, replacing the previous access undertakings regime administered by the ACCC. The Code regulates bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.

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GrainCorp Newcastle exemption Access exemption Finalised
1 October 2014

The ACCC has granted an exemption for GrainCorp’s Carrington terminal at the Port of Newcastle under the new mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access.

The Code commenced on 30 September 2014, replacing the previous regime of access undertakings administered by the ACCC. It regulates monopoly bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.

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Co-operative Bulk Handling 2011 Access undertaking Expired
25 September 2014
On 28 September 2011 the ACCC accepted the 2011 Undertaking provided to the ACCC by CBH on 20 September 2011.

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GrainCorp Operations Ltd 2011 Access undertaking Expired
25 September 2014
GrainCorp provided the ACCC with a revised Proposed 2011 Undertaking on 31 January 2011 which contains technical amendments to the Undertaking lodged on 22 September 2010.

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Co-operative Bulk Handling 2014 Access undertaking Withdrawn
9 September 2014

Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) is a bulk handling company that operates four bulk wheat port facilities in Western Australia.

On 14 March 2014, CBH lodged a proposed undertaking for its port terminal services with the ACCC for assessment under section 44ZZA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA).

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Emerald Logistics 2013 Access undertaking Expired
4 September 2014
Information about the Access undertaking for Emerald Logistics Services Pty Ltd (Emerald)

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Viterra 2011 Access undertaking Expired
30 January 2014
Viterra (AusBulk/ABB Grain Ltd) 2011

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