APAL does not collect levies.
How the levy system works
Statutory levies are raised by growers and collected by the Australian Government.
The government passes these collected levies to Hort Innovation.
Hort Innovation then works with apple and pear growers to make strategic investments in R&D and marketing programs. Investment is guided by the Apple and Pear Strategic Investment Plan 2017 -2021 and decisions are made through consultation and advice from the industry, delivered through an industry-specific Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP).
The Australian Government contributes to the costs of R&D investments, but does not contribute to marketing programs.