ACCC acknowledges GrainCorp’s removal of outload fee surcharge

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced on Tuesday it has ended its investigation into a surcharge formerly imposed by GrainCorp upon customers for outloading grain delivered by rail from its upcountry storage and handling facilities to rival port terminals. The ACCC had been investigating whether the imposition of the surcharge increased the cost of sending grain to wheat ports operated by Graincorp’s rivals and was anti-competitive, after industry participants raised concerns during the ACCC’s exemption assessment process for Port Kembla port terminals. Given the scale of GrainCorp’s operations, the ACCC was concerned that the surcharge could affect competition along…

Source: Grain Central
ACCC acknowledges GrainCorp’s removal of outload fee surcharge