Administrative Appeals Tribunal again makes it harder to obtain tariff concession orders

In a recent case the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) found that a tariff concession order should not be made for imported driverless trains and in circumstances where driver operated trains were produced in Australia. The de...

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Australian Trusted Trader – Free trade agreement benefits

Australian importers have new reasons to become accredited Trusted Traders with the Australian Border Force (ABF) announcing that Trusted Traders can enjoy the benefits of certain free trade agreements (FTA) without requiring a ce...

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Customs Compliance – Now is the Time To Be More Vigilant than Ever

This article was originally published in the Autumn edition of Across Borders, which can be found here Generally, Australia's customs duty rates of 0-5% are not sufficient to motivate deliberate evasion of duty. In an environme...

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Why You Need a Lawyer in Your Next Lease Transaction

At first glance, the relevance of an article about property leasing to transport operators may not be obvious. Well, your fleet has to reside somewhere and it's likely you will need to lease premises for this purpose. Entering ...

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When Land-Use Planning and Road Management Lumber Logistics

Transport operators' and transport industry suppliers' core need for the public road network goes without saying. What is just as vital, but sometimes overlooked, is ensuring continued access to that network, and the best access p...

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Four Key Areas to Look Out For in Your Customer’s Transport Services Agreement

Increasingly, customers are insisting that transport companies use their Transport Services Agreement, rather than the transport operator's own terms and conditions. These customers will have undoubtedly allocated significant risk...

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