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Legislated Conditions of Accreditation

There are two types of legislated conditions which apply to exporter accreditations:
    1. Conditions which apply to all accreditations as outlined in the Act;
    2. Conditions which apply to all accreditations as outlined in the Scheme.

Conditions which apply to all accreditations as outlined in the Act

The following conditions are mandatory conditions and cannot be varied or revoked by an exporter or by WEA.

a.Comply with a WEA requirement for information

WEA can require an accredited exporter to provide information or documents that it has reason to believe are relevant to its functions or powers. Requirements for information will be made in writing and WEA will allow at least 14 days for the provision of the information or document.

Accredited exporters must comply with a section 25 requirement for information.

b. Comply with a WEA direction for an external audit

WEA can require an accredited exporter to appoint an external auditor to complete an audit and a written report in relation to:

    • the exporter’s compliance with conditions;
    • the accuracy of information given to WEA; and/or
    • the accuracy of one or more statements made in an application for accreditation.

Accredited exporters must comply with a section 31 requirement.

Further information on can be obtained on external audits.

c. Comply with Continuous disclosure rules

WEA can require an accredited exporter who owns or operates a port terminal service (or who has an associated entity that owners or operates) to comply with continuous disclosure rules in relation to port terminal service.

Accredited exporters who operate a port terminal service (or an associated entity) must comply with a section 24 requirement.

Conditions which apply to all accreditations as outlined in the Scheme:

The following conditions are mandatory and cannot be varied or revoked by an exporter or by WEA:

d. Complete an Annual Export Report

An accredited exporter must complete and submit a written Annual Export Report to WEA in relation to its annual operations for bulk wheat exports for the previous marketing year (1 October to 30 September).

Further information on can be obtained on Annual Export Report.

e.  Complete an Annual Compliance Report

An accredited exporter must complete and submit a written Annual Compliance Report to WEA in relation to its compliance with conditions for the previous marketing year (1 October to 30 September).

Further information on can be obtained on Annual Compliance Report.

f.  Report about Notifiable Matters

An accredited exporter is required to notify WEA if an event occurs or the exporter’s circumstances change, such that it could have a material impact upon the accreditation. This is known as a Notifiable Matter.

Further information on can be obtained on Notifiable Matters.

g. Advise WEA of a New Executive Officer

If a new executive officer is appointed by an accredited exporter during the accreditation period, the exporter is required to advise WEA. WEA requires the accredited exporter and the new executive officer to complete and submit the New Executive Officer Notification Form. This form must be submitted to WEA within 14 days of the executive officer being appointed.