On 15 May 2015 the ACCC invited both QBT and GrainCorp to apply for exempt service provider status at their respective Port of Brisbane facilities.
On 23 June 2015 the ACCC released an issues paper to start a public consultation on whether it is appropriate for GrainCorp and/or QBT to be exempt service providers at the Port of Brisbane.
On 7 May 2015 the ACCC released an issues paper to commence a public consultation on whether it is appropriate for one or both of GrainCorp and Quattro to be exempt service providers at Port Kembla.
The Australian and Competition Consumer Commission has released an issues paper seeking views on whether to reduce the level of regulation at port terminal facilities owned by GrainCorp Operations Limited and Quattro Ports at Port Kembla.
“The ACCC’s issues paper invites interested parties to comment on a wide range of matters relating to the level of competition faced by GrainCorp and Quattro at Port Kembla, and whether the current level of regulation is appropriate,” ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released draft determinations proposing to exempt Newcastle Agri Terminal and Qube Holdings Limited from the full extent of regulation at the Port of Newcastle.
Port terminal service providers such as NAT and Qube are required to comply with the mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access. The ACCC is currently considering whether it is appropriate for either or both of NAT and Qube to be exempt service providers at the Port of Newcastle.
On 30 July 2015, the ACCC exempted Newcastle Agri Terminal Pty Ltd's and Qube Holdings Limited's respective bulk wheat terminals at the Port of Newcastle under the mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access.
The Code commenced on 30 September 2014. It regulates bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.
On 27 March 2015 the ACCC invited both GrainCorp and Quattro to provide submissions in support of exempt service provider status at Port Kembla.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released draft determinations proposing to grant exemptions for Emerald’s Melbourne Port Terminal (MPT) and GrainCorp’s Geelong terminal under the mandatory wheat code.
At this time, however, the ACCC proposes to not grant an exemption to GrainCorp’s Portland port terminal.
On 10 April 2015 the ACCC issued draft determinations proposing to: