AN EXTENSION of the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme to cover international exports is proving a boon for the state’s businesses, a new report claims.
The TFES Case Study Report was prepared by Regional Development Australia was released this week by Senator Richard Colbeck.
RDA Tasmania chair Tom Black said the Report provided further evidence of the positive impacts the TFES delivered for Tasmanian exporters.
“Most pleasing is that the report highlights the direct contribution made by some of these Tasmanian export businesses to our regional communities, including for example at least 45 new jobs and over $15 million of new investment in plant and equipment,” Mr Black said.
“Furthermore, international export container movements for July 2016 to June 2017 increased by 11% on the previous year and July 2017 to October 2017, and saw an increase of 16% for the same period the previous year. This further confirms that the TFES on international exports is contributing to Tasmania’s growing economy.”
The report by RDA Tasmania, with support from the Tasmanian Logistics Committee, includes interviews with 11 Tasmanian export businesses.
A copy of the report is available from: www.rdatasmania.org.au