Codes of Practice
The purpose of the Code of Practice is to describe practices that the grain industry use to ensure Australian grain and grain products meet domestic or export customer requirements. Customer requirements include those stipulated in contracts and regulatory requirements at or State or Federal levels and an international level. A series of Technical Guideline Documents are also being developed to support members meet the requirements as outlined by the Code.
The Grain Transport Code of Practice has been developed as an important tool to assist participants transport grain to their designated markets quickly, safely and within the relevant laws. It is referenced as a Technical Guideline Document in the Australian Grain Industry Code of Practice.
On 19 September 2014, the Minister for Agriculture announced the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct, a mandatory Code prescribed under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA). The Code commenced on 30 September 2014 and regulates the conduct of bulk wheat port terminal operators. It replaced the previous wheat port access regime under the Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008 (WEMA). The ACCC enforces the Code.