Wheat export

The Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct, which came into effect on 30 September 2014, regulates the conduct of bulk wheat port terminal operators. The ACCC enforces the Code and also performs specific Code-prescribed functions (exemption assessments and capacity allocation system approvals). The ACCC’s current role replaces its previous function of assessing Part IIIA access undertakings provided pursuant to the now-repealed Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008 (Cth).

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Title Type Status
Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised
3 May 2022

On 3 September 2021, Port of Portland Pty Limited applied to the ACCC to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its port terminal facility at Portland, Victoria. On 3 May 2022 the ACCC released a final determination document confirming that it has determined Port of Portland Pty Limited to be an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its Portland facility. The exemption was made by notifiable instrument.

Port of Portland Limited 2021-22 capacity allocation process - compliance outcome Compliance assessment Finalised
4 February 2022

On 20 December 2021 the ACCC wrote to Port of Portland Limited (POPL) regarding its 2021-22 bulk grain export capacity allocation process and non-compliance with subclause 25(2) of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct (the Code).

ADM Trading Australia wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised
24 September 2021

Following pre-lodgement discussions in 2020, on 14 January 2021 ADM Trading Australia provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of a port terminal facility at Port Pirie, South Australia. On 14 July 2021 the ACCC released a draft determination proposing to determine ADM to be an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its Port Pirie facility.

Viterra wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised
20 July 2021

On 2 July 2019, Viterra provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of all six of their port terminal facilities located in South Australia.

Cargill Port Adelaide wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised
2 July 2020

On 30 October 2019, Cargill provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of its port terminal facility at Port Adelaide, South Australia.

LINX Port Adelaide exemption Access exemption Finalised
21 May 2020

On 11 October 2017 the ACCC granted exempt service provider status to LINX Cargo Care Group at its Berth 29, Port Adelaide facility. Exempt service providers do not have to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

T-Ports Lucky Bay wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised
3 April 2020

On 28 March 2019, T-Ports provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of its port terminal facility, which is currently being developed at Lucky Bay on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.

Riordan Grain Services Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised
31 March 2020

On 26 October 2018 the ACCC released an Issues Paper to commence a public consultation process on the application submitted by Riordan Grain Services. Submissions are due by 16 November 2018.

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