Revised Code of Practice for the Australian Grains Industry


GTA revises the Australian Grain Industry Code of Practice
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Grain Trade Australia (GTA) has announced the release of the revised Australian Grain Industry Code of Practice (Code) for the management of grain along the supply chain. GTA, with the support of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have undertaken an extensive review of the Code to ensure its continued integrity and relevance to Industry.

The Code of Practice, the Transport Code of Practice and associated twenty Technical Guideline Documents (TGDs), outlining the base requirements for participation in the Australian grain value chain, are available on the GTA website at

GTA CEO, Mr Pat O’Shannassy said "the Code is a key component of the industry driven self-regulatory framework supported by GTA’s products and services. The grain industry should be proud of its reputation and its pro-active self-management of the value chain. In many other grain producing countries regulation is imposed by government across their grain supply chains. Australian industry self-management is of enormous benefit for all participants and results in the industry remaining flexible and focused on delivering value to growers and customers alike".
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, who provided funding for the review, have endorsed the code. Head of Plant Biosecurity at the department, Dr Marion Healy said "The department is pleased to endorse the Code for all grain industry participants and encourages industry to continue to ensure Australia’s reputation as a reliable supplier of clean and safe agricultural products is maintained and enhanced."