Exporters wanting to export bulk wheat from Australia must be accredited by Wheat Exports Australia (WEA).
In order to receive accreditation exporters must satisfy the eligibility criteria outlined in section 5 of the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme).
To apply for accreditation an exporter must complete and submit the Exporter Accreditation Application Form. Exporters must attach all information and documents required in the form.
An application form can be completed at any time.
WEA will not begin processing an application until it has received:
WEA may independently verify the accuracy and completeness of the information provided in the application form. This may involve WEA undertaking database searches of applicants and executive officers, or providing limited information to third parties with certain expertise such as accountants or legal firms.
During the processing of an application WEA may need to request additional information from an applicant. WEA will not continue to process the application whilst waiting for the requested information.
WEA will also consult with applicants to inform them of the progress of their application. WEA is required to consult with an applicant prior to making the decision to refuse an application or to further impose conditions as outlined in the Scheme.
As soon as practicable after making a decision to grant an accreditation or to refuse an accreditation, WEA will inform an applicant in writing. WEA is required to advise the applicant within 14 days of making the decision however as WEA understands the importance of its decision it will endeavour to inform the applicant within three working days.
A person who is affected by a decision made by WEA under the Scheme can apply for a reconsideration of a decision.