Australian loses WTO dumping dispute – implications for a range of Australian dumping duties

Indonesia was last week successful in its World Trade Organisation (WTO) appeal against dumping duties imposed by Australia on Indonesian A4 copy paper.  Australia was found to have imposed dumping duties that were inconsistent w...

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Fine print at the footer of an email – When it forms parts of the contract

It is common to now see wording at the footer of an email that claims all business is according to the sender's terms and conditions of trade.  We are often asked whether this wording to mean that the sender's terms and condition...

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Importers/customs brokers – Customs duty evasion tactics to watch out for

This article is an extract of an article that first appeared in the Autumn 2019 edition of Across Borders which can be found here There is nothing like a trade war to motivate customs duty evasion. Suppliers are desperat...

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Dumping duty assessments – A possible solution to unexpected dumping duties

With rates sometimes exceeding 100%, dumping duties are one of the key focus areas of the Australian Border Force and importers.  Importers can face unexpected dumping duty bills that run into the millions of dollars and feel tha...

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The unintended outcome of the US China Trade war – Australian manufacturers accuse US exporters of unfair trade practices

In the trade war between the US and China it is the Chinese that are painted by the US as not playing by the rules. In an ironic turn of events, the Australian Government is now investigating claims that in response to the US Chin...

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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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