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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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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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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