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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Indonesia and Australia Finally Ink a Free Trade Agreement

On 4 March Australian and Indonesia signed a free trade agreement that has been a long time in the making.  Australia and Indonesia are both parties to the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA limiting the additional benefit of this b...

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Australian Tariff Classification Update

Classification of common household products is not as straightforward as it seems  What do baby wipes, vitamins, weight loss tablets and apple cider have in common? They have all been the subject of Australian legal decisions ...

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The keys are in the Porsche

Good transport operators always have their clients accept their carefully drafted terms and conditions, which usually acts to exclude liability for their negligence. In an industry where margins are tight, prices are often set on ...

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What the Trans-Pacific Partnership Means for Countries that Trade with Australia

It is expected that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be signed on 8 March 2018. While Australia has free trade agreements with nine of the eleven TPP members, the TPP still represents significant opportunities for exporte...

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The One Clause that Makes Contracts with Chinese Suppliers Unenforceable

If business dealings were predictable and everything went perfectly, we wouldn't need contracts. Often a contract is signed and buried in a drawer, only to be seen again if the parties are in dispute. When that time comes, your co...

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