IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Subnational

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow (subsidised)

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 01 Jan 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export subsidy

 On 13 March 2015, the Australian Ministry for Infrastructure and Regional Development announced the expansion of the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme starting 1 January 2016.


The scheme, introduced back in 1976, provides transport subsidies for freight transportation between Tasmania and mainland Australia, as it is meant to "provide Tasmanian industries with equal opportunities to compete in other markets, recognising that, unlike their mainland counterparts, Tasmanian shippers do not have the option of transporting goods interstate by road or rail".

The budget was increased by 40 percent to 203 million AUD (148 million USD). The foreseen expenditures include a 700 AUD subsidy per container of goods travelling no longer just to Australia but also abroad.

The list of affected trading partners and tariff lines is based on Tasmania's exports in 2015-16 (cf. Sources). These are the identified categories:

  • Bangladesh - 0401, 2608, 4802, 7601, 7901
  • Belgium - 0703
  • China - 0201, 0202, 0302, 0303, 0304, 0306, 0401, 0809, 2601, 4101, 4802, 7601, 7901
  • Salvador - 0401
  • Hong Kong - 0302, 0303, 0809, 1806, 7901
  • India- 4802, 7601, 7901
  • Indonesia - 0302, 0303, 0401, 0809, 1214, 2601, 7601, 7901
  • Japan - 0201, 0202, 0302, 0303, 0406, 0703, 2601, 4802, 7601
  • Jordan - 0402
  • Kenya - 7601
  • Korea - 0201, 0202, 0206, 0809, 2601, 7601
  • Malaysia - 0206, 0401, 0405, 0703, 0809, 2609, 7601, 7901
  • Mexico - 0405
  • Netherlands - 0401, 1207
  • New Zealand - 0306, 0401, 1214, 1806, 4802, 7601, 7901
  • Oman - 0401
  • Pakistan - 7901
  • Peru - 0405
  • Philippines - 0401, 1806, 7901
  • Poland - 8903
  • Saudi Arabia - 0405
  • Singapore - 0201, 0202, 0302, 0401, 0809, 1806, 4802, 7901
  • Sri Lanka - 0401, 4802
  • Sweden - 7601
  • Chinese Taipei - 0302, 0303, 0809, 2603, 7601, 7901
  • Tanzania - 7601
  • Thailand - 0201, 0202, 0302, 0303, 0401, 0809, 2609, 7601, 7901
  • UAE - 0204, 0401, 0706
  • UK - 0703, 1210
  • USA - 0201, 0202, 0406, 1210, 8482, 7601, 7901
  • Viet Nam - 0302, 0303, 0306, 0401, 7601, 7801, 7901, 8535

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

012 Vegetables
0703 Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070310 Onions and shallots
070390 Leeks and other alliaceous vegetables
0706 Carrots, turnips, salad beetroot, salsify, celeriac, radishes and similar edible roots, fresh or chilled.
070610 Carrots and turnips
013 Fruits & nuts
0809 Apricots, cherries, peaches (including nectarines), plums and sloes, fresh.
080921 Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus)
080929 Other
080930 Peaches, including nectarines
080940 Plums and sloes
014 Oilseeds & oleaginous fruits
1207 Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken.
120729 Other
120791 Poppy seeds
120799 Other
016 Stimulant, spice & aromatic crops
1210 Hop cones, fresh or dried, whether or not ground, powdered or in the form of pellets; lupulin.
121020 Hop cones, ground, powdered or in the form of pellets; lupulin
019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
1214 Swedes, mangolds, fodder roots, hay, lucerne (alfalfa), clover, sainfoin, forage kale, lupines, vetches and similar forage products, whether or not in the form of pellets.
121490 Other
042 Fish live, fresh or chilled for human consumption
0302 Fish, fresh or chilled, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030211 Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)
030214 Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and Danube salmon (Hucho hucho)
030219 Other
030231 Albacore or longfinned tunas (Thunnus alalunga)
030232 Yellowfin tunas (Thunnus albacares)
030234 Bigeye tunas (Thunnus obesus)
030236 Southern bluefin tunas (Thunnus maccoyii)
030247 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
030283 Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)
030289 Other
043 Crustaceans, live, fresh or chilled
0306 Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; smoked crustaceans, whether in shell or not, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling
030621 Rock lobster and other sea crawfish (Palinurus spp., Panulirus spp., Jasus spp.)
030622 Lobsters (Homarus spp.)
030624 Crabs
141 Iron ores & concentrates, other than roasted iron pyrites
2601 Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites.
260111 Nonagglomerated
260112 Agglomerated
142 Non-ferrous metal ores & concentrates
2603 Copper ores and concentrates.
260300 Copper ores and concentrates.
2609 Tin ores and concentrates.
260900 Tin ores and concentrates.
211 Meat & meat products
0201 Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.
020110 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020120 Other cuts with bone in
020130 Boneless
0202 Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
020210 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020220 Other cuts with bone in
020230 Boneless
0204 Meat of sheep or goats, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020410 Carcasses and halfcarcasses of lamb, fresh or chilled
020421 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020422 Other cuts with bone in
020423 Boneless
020430 Carcasses and halfcarcasses of lamb, frozen
020441 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020442 Other cuts with bone in
020443 Boneless
020450 Meat of goats
0206 Edible offal of bovine animals, swine, sheep, goats, horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020610 Of bovine animals, fresh or chilled
020621 Tongues
020622 Livers
020629 Other
020641 Livers
020649 Other
020680 Other, fresh or chilled
020690 Other, frozen
212 Prepared & preserved fish, crustaceans, molluscs
0303 Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030346 Southern bluefin tunas (Thunnus maccoyii)
030355 Jack and horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.)
030383 Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)
030389 Other
030390 Livers and roes
0304 Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh, chilled or frozen.
030492 Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)
030499 Other
0306 Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; smoked crustaceans, whether in shell or not, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling
030611 Rock lobster and other sea crawfish (Palinurus spp., Panulirus spp., Jasus spp.)
030616 Coldwater shrimps and prawns (Pandalus spp., Crangon crangon)
030617 Other shrimps and prawns
221 Processed liquid milk, cream & whey
0401 Milk and cream, not concentrated nor containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
040110 Of a fat content, by weight, not exceeding 1 %
040120 Of a fat content, by weight, exceeding 1 % but not exceeding 6 %
040140 Of a fat content, by weight, exceeding 6 % but not exceeding 10 %
040150 Of a fat content, by weight, exceeding 10 %
222 Other dairy products
0402 Milk and cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
040210 In powder, granules or other solid forms, of a fat content, by weight, not exceeding 1.5 %
040221 Not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
040229 Other
040291 Not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
040299 Other
0405 Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk; dairy spreads.
040510 Butter
040520 Dairy spreads
040590 Other
0406 Cheese and curd.
040610 Fresh (unripened or uncured) cheese, including whey cheese, and curd
040620 Grated or powdered cheese, of all kinds
040630 Processed cheese, not grated or powdered
040690 Other cheese
236 Cocoa, chocolate & sugar confectionery
1806 Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa.
180610 Cocoa powder, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
180620 Other preparations in blocks, slabs or bars weighing more than 2 kg or in liquid, paste, powder, granular or other bulk form in containers or immediate packings, of a content exceeding 2 kg
180631 Filled
180632 Not filled
180690 Other
321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4802 Uncoated paper and paperboard, of a kind used for writing, printing or other graphic purposes, and non perforated punch cards and punch tape paper, in rolls or rectangular (including square) sheets, of any size, other than paper of heading 48.01 or 48.03
480254 Weighing less than 40 g/m²
480255 Weighing 40 g/m² or more but not more than 150 g/m², in rolls
480256 Weighing 40 g/m² or more but not more than 150 g/m², in sheets with one side not exceeding 435 mm and the other side not exceeding 297 mm in the unfolded state
480257 Other, weighing 40 g/m² or more but not more than 150 g/m²
480258 Weighing more than 150 g/m²
480261 In rolls
480262 In sheets with one side not exceeding 435 mm and the other side not exceeding 297 mm in the unfolded state
480269 Other
414 Copper, nickel, aluminium, alumina, lead, zinc & tin, unwrought
7601 Unwrought aluminium.
760110 Aluminium, not alloyed
760120 Aluminium alloys
7801 Unwrought lead.
780110 Refined lead
780191 Containing by weight antimony as the principal other element
780199 Other
7901 Unwrought zinc.
790111 Containing by weight 99.99 % or more of zinc
790112 Containing by weight less than 99.99 % of zinc
790120 Zinc alloys
433 Bearings, gears, gearing & driving elements; parts
8482 Ball or roller bearings.
848220 Tapered roller bearings, including cone and tapered roller assemblies
848280 Other, including combined ball/roller bearings
848299 Other
462 Electricity distribution & control apparatus; parts
8535 Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits, or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (for example, switches, fuses, lightning arresters, voltage limiters, surge suppressors, plugs and other connectors, junction boxe
853521 For a voltage of less than 72.5 kV
853529 Other
853530 Isolating switches and makeandbreak switches
853590 Other
494 Pleasure & sporting boats
8903 Yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sports; rowing boats and canoes.
890391 Sailboats, with or without auxiliary motor
890392 Motorboats, other than outboard motorboats
890399 Other

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