Productivity Commission inquiry into Australia's export credit arrangements
The Minister for Trade and Competitiveness, Dr Craig Emerson, and the Assistant Treasurer, Bill Shorten, on 1 September 2011, announced an inquiry by the Productivity Commission into Australia's export credit arrangements. In undertaking the inquiry, the Productivity Commission will consider arrangements for the provision of export credit through the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC). EFIC is reviewed on a regular basis with the last review taking place in 2006.
Over the course of the inquiry, the Commission will consult widely with government agencies and with private sector organisations, relevant professional and interested parties.
The Terms of Reference and Issues paper have now been published. Visit the Productivity Commission website for key documents and dates.
Dates for draft documents and submissions to the Productivity Commission:
22 February 2012: The PC released its Draft Report on Australia’s Export Credit Arrangements.
9 December 2011: EFIC's submission to the inquiry can be viewed here.
EFIC Submission - December 2011 (341Kb)
EFIC Submission Appendix A - December 2011 (807Kb)
EFIC Submission Appendix B - December 2011 (149Kb)
1 September 2011: Inquiry announced by the Productivity Commission into Australia's export credit arrangements through EFIC.