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New Agenda For Doing Business Overseas

The Government has ramped up its support to Australian companies doing business overseas, launching its new Economic and Commercial Diplomacy Agenda.

Change to Biosecurity Levy Collection

DAWR advised this week that the proposed ‘stevedore collection model’ has changed to a Biosecurity Levy against vessel owners, operators or their agents.

China Takes on Australia Over Dumping

This week China launched its first ever anti-dumping investigation against Australia, targeting barley exports – but mainly in retaliation against our own anti-dumping measures.

ABF Increasing Cooperation with Indonesia

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has concluded several days of strategic talks with Indonesian counterparts, discussing issues of trade enforcement and border protection.

New Screening Rules for Air Exports

From 1st March 2019, before air cargo is uplifted onto an outbound international aircraft, it must be examined at ‘piece-level’ by a Regulated Air Cargo Agent.

Enforcement of Biosecurity for Animal Imports

While DAWR works hard to ensure all international Melbourne Cup contenders are free of exotic pests and diseases, another celebrity tries to bring in an undocumented dog.

Australia Joins Major Trade Agreement

Australia was accepted into the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) last week, meaning we can compete for government contracts in more markets around the world.

Wheels Still Turning on the TPP-11

In August two bills were presented to the Lower House to implement our obligations under the TPP-11; they were referred to the Senate Committee for report by 10th October.

Shipping Cos Switch to Low Sulphur Fuels

From January 2020, the maritime industry is set to face great changes as vessels will only be allowed to use fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5 percent.

Taiwan MRA Rewards Trusted Traders

Details released this week of an MRA between Taiwan and Australia show it rewards Australian Trusted Traders with a competitive edge and better access to markets in Taiwan.

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