Business Case for Honey Producer Statutory Levy Increase (2014)

The business case for an increase in honey producer statutory levies was prepared by Plant Health Australia (PHA) and AgEconPlus consistent with the Australian Government developed Levy Principles and Guidelines (2009) twelve levy principles. The business case addressed current and proposed honey levies, profile of the honey industry, existence of market failure, impact of proposed levy increase on individual beekeepers, industry and government consultation program, ballot and voting system, levy increase support and opposition, a detailed plan for how the levy increase will be invested, administration and review. The work was completed by Sam Malfroy and Michael Clarke. The report is available at