Invitation to a stakeholder engagement session on the Department of Agriculture’s cost recovery redesign for Plant Export certification fees and charges

19.11.2019 ​Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The department of Agriculture is providing opportunities for export certification industry stakeholders to participate in face-to-face engagement sessions on the draft plant export cost recovery implementation statement (CRIS).

Expressions of interest are being sought for sessions to be scheduled on weekdays between 25November and 6 December 2019 in metropolitan centres, as well as major regional towns (for example Mildura). Sessions can be arranged for the department’s horticulture, grain and seeds export arrangements.

These sessions will provide an opportunity for you to give us feedback or ask questions about the CRIS and the new fees and charges. Details for the sessions will be sent out to those who register interest by Friday 22 November 2019. Please note where there is limited interest for a session in particular locations, sessions may be provided through telephone conference instead of a face-to-face session.

How to register your interest?

To register your interest to attend one of these sessions, please send an email to Cost Recoveryby 4:00pm AEDT on Thursday 21st November 2019, with the following information:
  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Position title
  • Telephone number
  • Preferred location and dates available (e.g. Sydney, 26 Nov & 3 Dec)
  • Relevant commodity (horticulture, or grain and seeds)
We look forward to seeing you at one of these sessions. If you are unable to attend a session please email any queries or comments to Cost Recovery.


We are revising our exports cost recovery arrangements to ensure their ongoing financial sustainability and to reflect the current regulatory business model.

A draft CRIS for the plant export cost recovery arrangements has been published for comment. The CRIS outlines the cost of export regulatory activities and proposes new fees and charges.

We are conducting public consultation to seek feedback on the CRIS through our Have Your Say stakeholder engagement platform for a period of 2 months, commencing 10 October 2019 and ending 10 December 2019.

Any personal information that may be collected will be handled in accordance with the department’s Privacy Policy.


All stakeholders are encouraged to attend a stakeholder engagement session, which may be of interest to you or your organisation.

Contact information

If you require any more information about the department’s cost recovery redesign please contact us via email at Cost Recovery.

Paul Pak Poy
Assistant Secretary
Industry Support Branch


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