The ACCC monitors and enforces the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct, a mandatory code prescribed under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).
The Code regulates the conduct of bulk wheat port terminal operators. It replaces the previous wheat port access regime under the Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008 (WEMA).
The purpose of the code is to regulate the conduct of port terminal service providers to ensure that exporters of bulk wheat have fair and transparent access to port terminal services.
The ACCC enforces the regulations in the Code, and has an ongoing role monitoring compliance. It also has certain specific roles, including:
- assessing and making determinations in relation to whether a port terminal service provider is an exempt provider (and, if appropriate, revoking such a determination)
- assessing and approving the capacity allocation system for a port terminal service provider.