Levies

The Australian Government collects a levy on apples and pears (excluding nashi) produced in Australia where the producer either sells the product or uses it in the production of other goods. For more information visit the Department of Agriculture and Water Resource’s information sheet on the apple and pear levy.

The levies include voluntary contributions from industry with matched funding from the Australian Government for:

APAL and the levies

APAL does not collect levies. However, APAL provides a range of core services to the apple and pear industry that are largely funded through Horticulture Innovation Australia, which administers the apple and pear R&D and marketing levies.

APAL’s levy-funded services include:

 

Levy rates

The following levy rates apply to all sales of apples and pears (excluding nashi). Levy rates were set 1 October 2005 (Source: Department of Agriculture and Water Resources).

Commodity Active rate Marketing Research & development Plant Health Australia National Residue Survey Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed
Domestic apples (c/kg)  1.845 1.03 0.72 0.02 0.075 0
Domestic pears (c/kg) 2.099 1.249 0.775 0 0.075 0
Export apples (c/kg) 1.845 1.03 0.72 0.02 0.075 0
Export pears (c/kg) 2.099 1.249 0.775 0 0.075 0
Juicing apples ($/t) $2.75 $2.00 $0.65 0 $0.10 0
Juicing pears ($/tonne) $2.95 $2.25 $0.60 0 $0.10 0
Processing apples ($/tonne) $5.50 $4.00 $1.30 0 $0.20 0
Processing pears ($/tonne) $5.90 $4.50 $1.20 0 $0.20 0