Growers will be given the chance to have their say about competition issues and contracting practices after the ACCC announced it will be conducting a market study into the wine grape industry.
The study is a result of concerns raised by wine grape growers and will examine competition, contracting practices, transparency and risk allocation issues in the wine grape supply chain.
The ACCC has released an issues paper and are seeking submissions from people involved in the industry on:
The ACCC will be holding public forums in wine grape growing areas to hear directly from interested stakeholders. Details will be announced on our website soon.
For the results of the ACCC survey, conducted in July and August 2018, please visit: Grape growers survey.
If you would like to make a submission, visit the ACCC website for more details - https://www.accc.gov.au/focus-areas/market-studies/wine-grape-market-study/issues-paper