Horticultural Code of Conduct

The Horticulture Code of Conduct regulates trade in horticulture produce between growers and wholesalers of fresh fruit and vegetables and establishes a fair and equitable dispute resolution procedure.

The Code aims to improve the transparency and clarity of these transactions.

The Code also provides an alternative to litigation by setting out an effective and inexpensive way of resolving disputes that may arise between growers and traders.

Horticulture Code of Conduct
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The Code requires that growers of horticultural produce have written agreements in place when they trade with wholesale agents or merchants.

  • wholesalers to publish their ‘terms of trade’
  • growers and wholesalers to use written agreements
  • wholesale transactions to be either on an agent or merchant basis
  • wholesalers to provide written transaction information to growers.

The Code provides that growers and traders may agree to use any dispute resolution procedure they choose.

For more information contact :

The Horticulture Mediation Adviser : 1800 206 385
Slobodan Vujovic :   0422 583 784

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