Citrus Australia has voiced its objections to any increase in the tonnage charge on citrus exports.
The move comes as Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources undertakes a review of its cost-recovery model for export fees.
The department has been conducting initial consultation through a number of peak industry bodies, in an effort to develop a model that is equitable across the horticulture sector. A proposed model will be released for public consultation in the coming weeks.
“While we have no indication on what the proposed model will look like, it appears that cost increases are imminent,” Citrus Australia said in a statement.
“Citrus Australia will continue to advocate on behalf of the citrus industry to ensure that any new fees are charges are distributed equitably across the horticulture sector.”