Description of Conduct

On 4 December 2023 Tyre Stewardship Australia Limited (TSA) applied for revocation of authorisation AA1000409 and substitution with authorisation AA1000655 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.

On 7 June 2024, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for a period of 3 years. The ACCC also granted interim authorisation to TSA to continue the Scheme while the ACCC considers the substantive application.

The ACCC invites submissions from interested parties on the draft determination by Friday, 28 June 2024. If you wish to make a submission on the draft determination, please lodge it via this web form.

Copies of the ACCC’s draft determination and interim authorisation decision and the application are available 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.

7 June 2024

Draft Determination & Interim Authorisation Decision.

28 June 2024

Public consultation closes on draft determination.

August 2024

Final Determination.

Applicant(s)

  • TYRE STEWARDSHIP AUSTRALIA LIMITED

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000655-1

Applications

Document title Date
Application Received

Submissions - before draft decision

Document title Date
Applicant’s response to ACCC’s request for further information
Australian Council of Recycling
Applicant’s response to ACCC’s request for further information
An Interested Party
Applicant’s response to interested party submissions
An Interested Party
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce Inc
Tyrecycle Pty Ltd
Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Ltd
Australian Tyre Recyclers Association Inc
Complete Tyre Solutions Tyre Recycling Pty Ltd
North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils Inc
Australian Council of Recycling Inc
Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) Inc
Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia Ltd
South Australian Environmental Protection Authority and Green Industries SA
Government of Western Australia, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
NSW Environment Protection Authority
Elan Energy Matrix Pty Ltd
Australian Local Government Association
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