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EXPORT TRADE COMPLIANCE

Australian exporters face a variety of complex compliance issues. We can help manage these in a way that maintains the confidence of the regulator and minimises the impact on trade.

Trade liberalisation is bringing increasing opportunities for Australian exporters.  However, free trade does not equal risk-free trade. A high level of trade compliance is necessary to take advantage of the many opportunities on offer. We can assist exporters with compliance areas such as:

  • Controlled and prohibited goods –identifying and managing non-compliance, obtaining export approval and drafting internal procedures to reduce the likelihood of non-compliance.

  • Export concessions –assistance with use of the Tradex concession and duty drawbacks to avoid instances of non-compliance.  We have dealt with the relevant authorities to manage penalty free outcomes for identified non-compliance.

  • Free trade agreements (FTAs) – FTAs do not apply automatically or to all goods.  Which manufactured goods exported from Australia qualify as being of Australian origin can be difficult to determine and will differ under each FTA.  We assist with reviewing origin claims, seeking rulings from Customs authorities and drafting internal origin policies.

  • Disputes with foreign customs authorities – It is not uncommon for foreign customs authorities to take a strict approach on imports to protect domestic industries.  We can assist with foreign customs audits, valuation rulings and disputes in a variety of countries.

  • Anti-bribery and corruption –  We can provide client training on these issues and draft procedures for companies to enforce.  We'll also ensure that international supply contracts contain provisions to limit the potential liability of the Australian supplier for any corrupt practices of their customers.