Description of Conduct

On 4 December 2023 Tyre Stewardship Australia Limited (TSA) applied for revocation of authorisation AA1000409 and substitution with authorisation 1000655 to allow for the continuation of the national Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme (Scheme), pursuant to the Guidelines for the Scheme (Guidelines). The Scheme is a voluntary, industry-led program with the primary aim of increasing the recycling rate of end-of-life tyres.

TSA is seeking authorisation for specific provisions of the Guidelines, which govern the Scheme. The Guidelines require, amongst other things, that Scheme members only deal with other members of the Scheme in certain circumstances, and impose a levy on tyre importers, vehicle manufacturers and miners, of a minimum of $0.25 per equivalent passenger unit imported into Australia.

TSA is seeking re-authorisation because an existing authorisation (AA1000409) for the scheme expires on 15 June 2024. TSA advises that the provisions of the guidelines for which re-authorisation is sought have not changed since the previous authorisation was granted.

TSA seeks re-authorisation for a further 3 years. A full copy of TSA’s application for re-authorisation is below.

An indicative timeline for the ACCC’s assessment is set out below.

Indicative date

Stage in assessment process

4 December 2023

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

14 December 2023

Public consultation process begins.

19 January 2024

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

March 2024

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

April 2024

Draft determination.

April/May 2024

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

May 2024

Final determination.

Applicant(s)

  • TYRE STEWARDSHIP AUSTRALIA LIMITED

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000655-1

Applications

Document title Date
Application Received