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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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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