Details of the China FTA Release – Start Preparing Now!

The terms of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have been finalised and released.  The full text of the agreement provides importers and exporters with the details of exactly what duty rates their goods will receive a...

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Budget 2015: 10 Customs Issues

Customs will never dominate the headlines on Australian budget night, but this does not mean that there are not measures in the budget that impact the customs and global trade community. Buried away in the budget papers are increa...

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Customs Issues for the Auto Industry

The Australian automotive industry is going through a period of transformation. This coincides with significant ongoing developments in Australia's customs and global trade landscape. These two areas of change are interacting and ...

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Frozen Berries Scare and Free Trade Agreements – Separating Fact from Fiction

The contaminated berry scandal has forced Australians to focus on the quality of imported foods. An interesting and unexpected response has been the suggestion that the recently concluded free trade agreement with China is part of...

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Digital Fuels Asian Appetite for Australian Property

Asian buyers represent a very significant component of purchaser demand in Australia, particularly in the capital cities. "At Hunt & Hunt, we have acted for local vendors and purchasers in the sale and purchase of several larg...

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Don’t be Caught Out by FIRB

Because of the recent influx of overseas interest in the Australian real estate market, owners and investors need to be familiar with the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) requirements. FIRB's role is to review applications b...

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