Australia: Upcoming Presentations by Andrew Hudson at Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Inc. (CBFCA) Member Forums
Last Updated: 3 November 2013

I will be undertaking a series of CBFCA Member Forums in December. The Forums will address a range of issues including:

INDUSTRY OUTCOMES FROM THE FEDERAL ELECTION

  • New Ministries and Ministers
  • Policy developments from the Coalition Trade and Manufacturing policies
  • Trade Policy Recommendations of the Export Council of Australia
  • Subsequent developments following the election

AUSTRALIA'S REVISED FREE TRADE AGENDA

  • Likely movement on deals with China, Japan and Korea – getting a deal done in 12 months?
  • Developments in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations

CUSTOMS REFORM AGENDA

  • The Blueprint for Reform for 2013 – 2018. An arms – length review
  • A Trusted Trader program at last?
  • Revised Compliance approach

OTHER CURRENT CUSTOMS ISSUES

  • Recent compliance initiatives and results of investigations
  • Recent Customs Notices
  • Progress with the AusCheck Legislation
  • Cargo Reporting and Assembly Order developments
  • Schedule 4 Guidelines

RECENT DECISIONS

  • Customs penalties
  • Prohibited Import Regulations – permission to import films
  • TCO Cases – Whether application valid, whether revocation valid and whether goods came within TCOs
  • Anti – Dumping cases

ANTI – DUMPING AND TRADE REMEDIES

  • Passage and implementation of new legislation
  • Likely further reform
  • Commencement of new Anti – Dumping Commission and the new Anti – Dumping Review Panel
  • Current Investigations and status
  • First review by the ADRP
  • Status of Safeguards Investigation in relation to possible measures on fruit
  • Radar for next Investigations
  • Changes to practice and procedure
  • Anti – Circumvention Investigations – current and new policy effect for licensed customs brokers

OTHER AUSTRALIAN AGENCY ACTION

  • ACCC (including air cargo cartel action)
  • Product Stewardship obligations
  • DAFF developments – including producer declaration obligations
  • Anti – Bribery developments
  • PPS Developments – new cases and January 2014 registration for pre January 2012 interests

OTHER INTERNATIONAL TRADE DEVELOPMENTS

  • Other relevant FTA negotiations
  • Container weighing issues
  • WCO Advisory on valuation of royalties and licensing

Please note this session will also be assessed by NCBLAC for allocation of CPD points. Details of the Member Forums are as follows:

3 December 2013 Ciloms Airport Lodge
398 Melrose Drive
Tullamarine VIC 3043
Session 1
Start 3.00pm
Finish 5.00pm
4 December 2013 Hunt & Hunt Lawyers
Level 26, 385 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Session 2
Start 8.30am
Finish 10.30am
4 December 2013 St George Rowing Club
1 Levy Street
Wolli Creek NSW 2205
Start 3.00pm
Finish 5.00pm
5 December 2013 Quest Breakfast Creek
15 Amy Street
Albion Qld 4010

Session 1
Start 8.00am
Finish 10.00am

Session 2
Start 10.30am
Finish 12.30pm

11 December 2013 The Lakes Resort
141 Brebner Drive
West Lakes SA 5021
Start 3.00pm
Finish 5.00pm
12 December 2013 The Heritage Room
Tradewinds Hotel
59 Canning Highway
East Fremantle WA 6158
Start 9.00am
Finish 11.00am

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