China Free Trade Agreement: Issues for In-house Counsel

Ownership of FTAs by in-house counsel is a key to increasing FTA utilisation.  Too often FTAs are not used because of their complexity, other times they are incorrectly used.  Logistics teams need legal support to fully utilise ...

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TPP – The World’s Largest Regional Trade Agreement Negotiated

Negotiators have announced that an agreement has been reached regarding the terms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a regional trade agreement potentially covering 40% of global GDP.  However, from an Australian trade in go...

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5 Recent Customs Developments Including Trusted Trader, Dumping Duty Refunds and AAT Decisions

September has highlighted the wide variety of issues that customs professionals must consider in the areas of classification, the Trusted Trader Programme, anti-dumping duties, the process for appealing decisions by the Department...

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China FTA Moves One Step Closer

After weeks of heated political noise, the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) is a step closer to being implemented with the enabling legislation introduced into the Australian Parliament on Wednesday 16 September. T...

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New intellectual property considerations for exporting to the United States

Recent free trade agreements with China, Korea and Japan are getting a lot of attention from Australian exporters. However, the lure of the United States (US) remains strong, with a recent survey showing it is still the number one...

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6 Important Customs and Trade Developments You Should Know

The China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is the customs and trade topic dominating headlines at the moment, and it makes sense given China is our biggest trading partner. However, there are a number of other recent and important custo...

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