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Eligible activities

26 October 2020
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Applications for exemption certificates

From 3 August 2020, companies who conduct eligible emissions-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) activities can apply for 2021 exemption certificates. Applications must be submitted in the Client Portal on or before 30 March 2021.


Companies that conduct emissions-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) activities may be eligible to apply for exemption certificates.

Eligible EITE activities

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

Learn more about these activities and their relevant products:

If you conduct an EITE activity that is not listed above and you believe it should be, contact the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources who can help you to understand whether it could be considered eligible.


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