Market & Industry Information

How do I obtain SASO (Saudi Arabian Standards Organisation) certification for Saudi Arabia?

The Saudi Arabian Standards Organisation (SASO), part of the Saudia Arabian Government, has commissioned INTERTEK to provide this certification. Australian exporters should lodge an enquiry with INTERTEK for further advice on the process.

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I am seeking advice on investment and immigration into Australia

Austrade is the Australian government agency responsible for the promotion of trade and investment. In investment, Austrade works with foreign companies who are seeking to establish and expand their business in Australia.

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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 need assistance with conformity assessment to meet mandatory marking/certification/standards requirements for an overseas market

There are a number of testing organisations in Australia that are authorised to provide certification and assessment services, on a commercial basis, in accordance with the technical requirements and regulations of various overseas markets.

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I need to protect my intellectual property (IP) overseas. How do I do this?

Intellectual property (IP) protection is an important part of any international business strategy.

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I want to deliver my goods to a customer in the USA but they do not want to deal with Customs formalities. How do I do this?

In order for goods to be permitted entry into the USA by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the person or business importing the goods must be listed in the customs declaration (such as CBP Form 5106 - Importer ID Input Record).

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I want to export agricultural and/or veterinary chemical products, do I need a permit?

Before accepting exports of a chemical product from Australia, many countries require an assurance from the government authority responsible for regulating the product in Australia.

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I want to export apparel to USA for the first time - where do I start?

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 honey. How do I go about 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 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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