Mango growers pay a compulsory levy of 1.893 cents per kilogram or 13.25 cents per 7 kilogram tray for each tray of mangoes sold domestically or internationally. Levies are collected by the Levies Revenue Service (LRS), an agency of Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR), and are passed onto Hort Innovation to manage and invest in a range of programs.
The spread of the levies are seen below:
|Levy||Cents per Kilogram||Cents per 7 Kilogram Tray|
|Marketing and Promotion||1.00||7.00|
|Research and Development||0.75||5.25|
|Plant Health Australia||0.029||0.2|
|Emergency Plant Protection Response||0.114||0.8|
Research and development (R&D) and marketing levies are invested in projects that align with the mango Strategic Investment Plan. The Plant Health Australia (PHA) and the Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levies fund membership to PHA and the EPPR Deed. To find out more, visit Hort Innovation and Plant Health Australia.
For more information about the levy system, please visit the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/levies.
Research and Development Levies
Hort Innovation manages R&D projects that align with the Strategic Investment Plan. Matched dollar-for-dollar funding is provided from Australian Government funds, up to a total of 0.5% of annual gross value of production for horticulture. For more information on R&D projects funded by mango levies, view the research page of this website or contact AMIA.
When funds are expended on marketing / promotion activities they are not eligible for matched funding. To learn more about mango marketing projects, visit the marketing section of this website.