On 1 July 2016, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s (the Department) operational arm, the Australian Border Force (ABF), launched its new trade facilitation programme – Australian Trusted Trader (ATT).

ATT is free to join and open to all Australian businesses that are active in international supply chains; that have an Australian Business Number; two years of trading history; are financially solvent; and meet the relevant requirements.

The programme is a partnership between government and business that provides trade facilitation benefits to businesses that demonstrate trade compliance and supply chain security standards through a rigorous accreditation process.

Once accredited, businesses are rewarded with a range of trade facilitation benefits including a dedicated ABF Account Manager; a lighter touch at the border; prioritised service when requesting advice on tariffs, origin and valuation; and use of the ATT logo.

From financial year 2017-18, Trusted Traders will be able to defer duty payments on imported goods, and receive the first tranche of streamlined reporting arrangements.

A webinar will be held on 25 November to help you understand the benefits of ATT and how it could positively impact your business.

Webinar details:
Date: Friday, 25 November 2016
Time: 12pm AEST
Location: At your desk!