Year 2016 Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme Extension To Be Made Permanent

Year 2016 Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme Extension To Be Made Permanent

Tasmania Minister for State Growth Michael Ferguson

Taking Tasmanian Produce And Products To The World

Victor P Taffa

Today’s announcement by the Federal Government of a major boost to the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme is welcome news, Minister for State Growth Michael Ferguson said.

Changes will provide an even playing field for Tasmanian businesses and consumers by extending the TFES to include funding for goods brought into the state via an Australian port when the product is not available in Australia.

It will also ensure the 2016 TFES extension will be permanent, giving Tasmanian businesses and industries greater certainty to get their exceptional products and fresh produce to the world.

“Tasmania has what the world wants and these changes will give businesses greater certainty to invest even more in our state, which in turn will strengthen our economy and create even more jobs for Tasmanians.” Minister Ferguson said.

Abbreviations:

TFES               Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme