The WAFarmers Grains Council has written to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) regarding fees paid to grain traders who collect and remit End Point Royalty (EPRs) on behalf of growers.
In the correspondence to the ACCC the Council made the following points:
- The arrangement whereby ‘collect and remit’ grain traders collect and remit the EPR on behalf of the grower is one which growers value as it decreases the administrative impost on them.
- The Council supports that the fee grain buyers receive for collecting EPR’s for all varieties managed by the Royalty Managers should be fixed at the same rate as this is fair and equitable.
- There be greater transparency as to the setting of this collection fee, including what it is now and justification for any increases.
- Full disclosure of the fee that grain buyers will receive for collecting EPR’s will enable grain producers the confidence that these fees are not being unfairly incorporated into the EPR that the individual grower pays to the royalty manager.
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