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National Competition Policy Review of the Wheat Marketing Act 1989

Productivity Commission submission

This submission was released on 17 July 2000. The submission concentrates on the potential costs and benefits of the single desk export arrangements for wheat and feasible alternative arrangements. The submission draws on the staff research paper, Single Desk Marketing: Assessing the Economic Arguments.

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Contents

Preliminaries
Cover, Letter

1   Introduction

2   Potential benefits of the single export desk for wheat
Influencing prices in export markets
'Earned' export premiums
Lower costs for producers?
Grower control of marketing?

3   Potential costs of single desk marketing of wheat

4   Conclusion

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