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 Hort Innovation, which administers the apple and pear R&D and marketing levies.
APAL’s levy-funded services include:
Hort Innovation and the levies
Hort Innovation administers the investment of the R&D and Marketing levies with input from industry via the Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP).
More information on how the levies are invested is available on Hort Innovation’s website.
The following levy rates apply to all sales of apples and pears (excluding nashi) effective October 1, 2017 (Source: Department of Agriculture and Water Resources).