Exporting Basics

How will the Air Cargo security measures affect my air freight shipments?

By 1 March 2019, all air cargo being transported overseas from Australia will need to be examined at piece-level (box, carton, other similar item) or originate from a Known Consigner.

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I have some business contacts overseas and want to export coal or iron ore (or other mineral commodities)

Australia is a major producer and exporter of bulk minerals such as iron ore and coal as well as a variety of other minerals - as such, Australia has enormous capability in exploration and mining development. However, most production of mineral commodities is tied up in long term contractual arrange ...

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I want to export livestock (sheep, cattle) or find a seller - how can I do this?

Along with animal by-products such as wool and animal hides, honey is classified as a 'non-prescribed good' under Australian export control legislation, which means that there is no Australian restriction on its export.

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I want to export my product to the EU (including UK)

For Australian companies selling products online to European markets, Austrade recommend exporters to research and understand the European VAT (value added tax) system.

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I want to export scrap metal / plastic / paper. Do I need an export permit and how do I get this?

Shipments of clean items do not require special permission from the Australian Government.

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What are Australia’s current trade agreements?

Australia currently has 11 Free Trade agreements in place with 11 countries or groups of countries.

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What are Incoterms?

Incoterms are International rules for the interpretation of trade terms. Incoterms make international trade easier and helps traders in different countries to understand one another.

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What are Rules of Origin and how do they apply to Free Trade Agreements and tariffs?

The Rules of Origin (ROO) are an agreed set of rules between countries that share a preferential trade agreement, such as a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

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What are sanctions and do they apply to me?

Australian sanction laws implement United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions regimes and Australian autonomous sanctions regimes.

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What countries or entities are under sanction?

The Consolidated List is a list of all persons and entities who are subject to financial sanction or travel ban under Australian sanction laws.

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