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2019 Season

QSL is currently accepting GEI Sugar Marketer nominations for the 2019 (MSF Sugar milling districts only), 2020 and 2021 Seasons, with self-managed pricing available in all three of these seasons via the QSL Target Price Contract and QSL Individual Futures Contract.

Before using any QSL pricing product Growers must:

  • Have a valid Cane Supply Agreement (CSA) in place for the season in question; and 
  • Nominate QSL as a marketer of their Grower's Economic Interest in sugar (GEI Sugar) for that season*
  • Growers in Wilmar milling districts must also have a QSL Grower Pricing Agreement in place. This only needs to be completed once and is generated when you select QSL as your marketer within your CSA.

*Note: Growers in Bundaberg, Isis and Mackay milling districts currently do not need to nominate QSL as their marketer as this is not required under their miller's current supply agreement with QSL.

Marketing nomination deadlines for the 2019 Season are:

OUR 2019-SEASON PRODUCT RANGE

QSL-MANAGED POOLS

PLEASE NOTE: The QSL Early-Start Actively Managed Pool is the only QSL-Managed Pool currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Season.

SELF-MANAGED POOLS

QSL PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • QSL Standard Advances: QSL's traditional Advances system, with incremental payments during the season reflecting the grower's current sugar returns estimate.                                               
  • QSL Accelerated Advances: The Advance rate rises to 90% in December, then aligns with the QSL Standard Advances rate once it also reaches 90%.                                            
  • QSL Deferred Payment Scheme: Allows participants to defer their early-season Advances payments due before June 30 to their first scheduled payment in July of the new financial year (only available to growers using QSL Direct). 
  • QSL Pre-Crush Advance Payment Scheme: Under this option growers can nominate to receive an Advance payment for up to half of their GEI Sugar prior to the start of the harvest. 

Growers should read the relevant terms above before using any QSL pricing or payment product. For further information or assistance regarding your pricing options, please contact your local QSL representative.

THE QSL DIRECT PORTAL

QSL Direct is the online grower portal used by growers in Wilmar milling districts to submit and monitor their QSL pricing decisions and associated payments. Please note that this platform is currently not available to growers in other milling districts.

To log on to QSL Direct, visit https://qsldirect.qsl.com.au or click on the link at the top right of this page.

Access to QSL Direct is only available once the Grower:

  1. Has chosen QSL as their GEI Sugar Marketer; and
  2. Has a Grower Pricing Agreement (GPA) in place with QSL

To learn more about the QSL Direct Portal, please read the Fact Sheets below:

​Need help? Call the QSL Direct Helpline on 1800 870 756.

PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND TAXATION 

Growers in Wilmar milling districts who elect QSL as their GEI Sugar Marketer are paid directly by QSL. Please read the Fact Sheets below for details:

QSL'S GROWER PRICING AGREEMENT (GPA)

The GPA is a contract between QSL and a Grower in a Wilmar milling district which details the conditions under which that Grower will allocate GEI Sugar to QSL in order to access QSL's marketing and pricing services. It is important to note that a GPA cannot be activated until we have received confirmation from Wilmar that the Grower has chosen QSL as a GEI Sugar Marketer as part of their Cane Supply Agreement (CSA).

Completing and submitting the GPA does not mean you have chosen QSL as your GEI Sugar Marketer – this is a separate step that must be done as part of the CSA process. Only when you have done this and you have a valid CSA in place will QSL activate your GPA and issue you with instructions on how access to QSL’s pricing services through our grower online portal – QSL Direct. 

To learn more about QSL's GPA, please read the following documents:

Please be assured that QSL respects your privacy, and any information provided by you will be handled in a way consistent with the Australian Privacy Principles as set out in the Privacy Act (Cth) 1988 (Privacy Act). You can read more about our privacy policy by clicking here.

CHANGES TO FARM ARRANGEMENTS

Grower in Wilmar milling districts making changes to their farm’s operating structure (such as a farm sale, new lease or subdivision) are asked to complete a “Farm Sale/Lease Information Form” and submit this to QSL.

This form is not a contract – it simply initiates the documentation process by gathering basic information about the transaction to enable QSL to prepare the relevant Deed of Acknowledgement and/or Deed of Novation, to implement associated pricing transfers. This can be done before, during or after the transaction occurs, but ideally, before the transaction occurs.

Completed forms can be submitted via email to qsldirect@qsl.com.au or to your local Grower Services Representative.

For further information or to commence the process, please contact the QSL Direct team on 1800 870 756.

TRANSFERRING PRICING TO QSL

Growers who have conducted pricing with a bank or financial services provider may be able to transfer (novate) their pricing to QSL.

While QSL charges no fees for this service, it should be noted that Growers in such arrangements may be liable for fees and charges from their existing pricing provider, and should refer to their current pricing agreement or provider for details of these. Technical limitations may also restrict QSL’s ability to novate pricing.

Unfortunately Growers who have pricing in place with their miller are unable to transfer this to QSL.

For more information regarding the novation process, please read the Fact Sheet below:

FURTHER INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

Your local Grower Services Team representative is available to assist you with any queries. Their contact details are: