GTA Dispute Resolution
Through its Dispute Resolution Service Grain Trade Australia works to avoid litigation and reduce friction among GTA Members and other industry participants by encouraging dispute resolution through peer review. The service is conducted in a manner that promotes the saving of time and expense while providing an efficient, fair and equitable means to settle disputes related to commercial transactions.
Three means of Dispute Resolution are available:
- Expert Determination;
- Fast Track Arbitration; and
- Full Arbitration.
Details of these can be found in the Dispute Resolution Rules, relevant to the period in which your contract was signed.
GTA Trade Rules
To dispute a contract you must be familiar with the relevant Trade Rules that apply to the contract.
GTA Arbitration Guidelines
The Arbitration Guidelines should be read by anyone considering GTA arbitration and before directing inquiries to GTA. They set out GTA’s policy and seek to provide clarification in relation to various aspects of GTA arbitration practice and procedure. They are to be read in conjunction with the applicable Trade Rules and Dispute Resolution Rules, the applicable legislation and case law.
Arbitration fees are set by the GTA Board of Directors and are subject to change.
Commencing the Process
A Request must be lodged with GTA on or before 12 months after the expiration date for performance of the contract(s) otherwise any claim is deemed to be waived and absolutely barred. All requests must be accompanied by the appropriate filing fee. Refer to the Fee Schedule and Dispute Resolution Rules Article 4.5.
Grain Producer’s Q & A (PDF 45KB)
Dispute Resolution Request Form - February 2013 (PDF 341KB)
Arbitration Summaries are a list of finalised GTA arbitrations that have had awards handed down. The arbitrations have been summarised and sanitised for confidentiality.
GTA Arbitrators includes a list of approved arbitrators and information relevant to arbitrators.