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31 July 2019
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Applications for emissions-intensive trade-exposed activity exemption certificates

From 1 August, companies who conduct eligible emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities can apply for exemption certificates for 2020 in the Client Portal.

Information and resources for applying for exemption certificates using the electricity use method will be updated shortly.

Please contact us for more information.


Under the Renewable Energy Target, companies that conduct emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities may be eligible to apply for exemption.

Emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities eligible under the schemes include:

  • production of glass containers
  • production of bulk flat glass
  • production of methanol
  • production of carbon black
  • production of white titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment
  • production of silicon
  • smelting zinc
  • integrated production of lead and zinc
  • aluminium smelting
  • production of high purity ethanol
  • production of magnesia
  • manufacture of newsprint
  • dry pulp manufacturing
  • cartonboard manufacturing
  • packaging and industrial paper manufacturing
  • printing and writing paper manufacturing
  • alumina refining
  • tissue paper manufacturing
  • integrated iron and steel manufacturing
  • manufacture of carbon steel from cold ferrous feed
  • petroleum refining
  • production of sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate
  • production of ethene (ethylene)
  • production of polyethylene
  • production of synthetic rutile
  • production of manganese
  • production of clinker
  • production of lime
  • production of fused alumina
  • production of copper
  • production of carbamide (urea)
  • production of ammonia
  • production of ammonium nitrate
  • production of chlorine gas and sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution
  • production of fused zirconia
  • production of iron ore pellets
  • production of liquefied natural gas
  • production of magnetite concentrate  
  • production of glass beads
  • production of rolled aluminium
  • production of polymer grade propene (polymer grade propylene)
  • production of sodium silicate glass
  • manufacture of reconstituted wood-based panels
  • production of coke oven coke
  • production of hydrogen peroxide
  • production of ceramic floor and wall tiles
  • production of nickel
  • production of helium
  • production of dried distillers grains with solubles
  • production of glass wool
  • production of coal char
  • production of ferrovanadium
  • rendering of animal by-products

Learn more about eligible emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities in the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001.

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