Rules, Regulations and Permits

Can Austrade assist me with a visa for overseas travel?

The Australian Government does not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas - the governments of the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements.

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Can you help me import products into Australia?

Austrade is the Australian government’s trade and investment development agency, and has no involvement in the import process into Australia.

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Do I need a permit to export goods out of Australia?

Unless exempt, goods may require a permit to be exported. If so, the details must be included in the Export Declaration.

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Do I need to charge Goods and Services Tax (GST) on sales to overseas customers?

GST (Goods and Services Tax) is a broad-based tax of 10% on most goods, services and other items sold or consumed in Australia and also on most imports of goods.

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Do I need to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) on exports to New Zealand?

Exports of goods and services from Australia are generally GST-free - the Australian Tax Office website provides detailed information on this.

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How can I use the 'Australian Made' logo on my products?

The AMAG logo was commissioned by the Federal Government in 1986. The AMAG logo is not for profit and funded by the licence fees businesses pay to use the logo.

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How do I export agricultural products such as meat, eggs, seafood, dairy products, organic products, grains, plant products and fresh fruit and vegetables?

Some specific agricultural products have legal and administrative requirements for export.

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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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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 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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