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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Australian Border Force 2018 Customs Compliance Priorities

The Australian Border Force has released a statement setting out its compliance priorities for 2018. While each importer and exporter will have its own unique risk areas, the statement by ABF highlights the areas that should be gi...

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Free Trade Agreements: Increasing Utilisation but Emerging Compliance Issues

Australian traders are embracing the trio of free trade agreements negotiated between 2014 and 2015. DFAT has reported that use of the Japan, Korea and China FTAs is up above 80%. This level of utilisation is a great return on t...

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