Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme – extension to include exports and faster payments

From 1 January 2016, the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme (TFES) will be extended to goods going to markets not currently covered by the Scheme.

This Budget measure is not subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of the measure

Tasmanian shippers incurring the cost of transporting eligible goods under the expanded scheme will be able to claim $700 per Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit shipping container. Shippers from King Island and the Furneaux Group of islands will be eligible for a 15% additional loading. Assistance for goods currently eligible under the scheme will not change.

To improve the efficiency of the Scheme, the timeframe for claims will be reduced from 2 years to within 6 months of the shipment.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure

Businesses operating from Tasmania which are shipping eligible goods from Tasmania to markets not covered by the current scheme.

Am I eligible for this measure

Businesses operating from Tasmania which are shipping eligible goods from Tasmania to markets not covered by the current scheme.

For additional information please visit the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website and read the Government Response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry Report on Tasmanian Shipping and Freight.

Or email: 

tasmanianshipping@infrastructure.gov.au

When will this measure start and finish

This measure will start on 1 January 2016 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 15 March 2016

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