Description of Conduct

On 31 October 2009, AgStewardship Australia Limited applied for authorisation on behalf of the proposed signatories of the Industry Waste Reduction Scheme to impose a four cent levy per litre/kilogram on manufacturers and suppliers of Agricultural and Veterinary (AgVet) chemicals. The levy will be ultimately passed on to end users. The Scheme incorporates the drumMUSTER and ChemClear programs, which provide for the collection of unwanted, empty AgVet chemical containers.

On 21 January 2009 the ACCC decided to grant authorisation to AgStewardship for five years. A copy of the determination is available from the "ACCC decisions" link below.


  • AgStewardship Australia Limited

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91105


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Final Determination
Draft Determination

Submissions - before draft decision

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Department of Environment & Conversation WA
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Department of Environment & Conversation NSW
Department of Health SA
Environment Protection Authority Victoria
Guyra Rural Services
Department of Primary Industries, Victoria
Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries QLD
Intervet / Schering-Plough Animal Health
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
Dept Primary Industries and Water, Tasmania
The National Farmers' Federation
CropLife Australia
WA Farmers Federation
Sumitomo Chemical Australia Pty Ltd
Department of Agriculture WA
Du Pont (Australia) Ltd
Accensi Pty Ltd
Department of Health WA
Animal Health Alliance (Australia) Ltd
Farmoz Pty Ltd
Garrards Pty Ltd
Department of Health & Ageing
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Submissions - after draft decision