Wheat export

ACCC approves changes to Viterra’s wheat port undertaking

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has consented to Viterra Operations Limited’s application to extend and vary its 2011 Port Terminal Services Access Undertaking.

“The ACCC considers that Viterra’s application provides certainty to Viterra and exporters and makes a number of appropriate changes to Viterra’s existing arrangements,” ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.

ACCC issues draft decision on Viterra's wheat port undertaking

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft decision proposing to consent Viterra Operations Limited’s (Viterra) application to extend and vary its 2011 Port Terminal Services Access Undertaking.

Viterra’s undertaking is due to expire on 30 September 2014, when a mandatory code of conduct is expected to be introduced to govern access to bulk wheat ports.

Variation

On 12 November 2013, GrainCorp made an application under section 44ZZA(7) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) to vary its 2011 access undertaking.

ACCC approves Emerald's wheat port access arrangements

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted an access undertaking from Emerald Logistics Pty Ltd setting out arrangements for bulk wheat exporters using its Melbourne Port Terminal.

The access arrangements are largely similar to the existing arrangements put in place under the 2011 access undertaking.

“The ACCC considers that the arrangements will continue to provide bulk wheat exporters with fair and transparent access to Melbourne Port Terminal,” ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.