Rules, Regulations and Permits

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 a medical device, do I need an export permit?

Businesses wishing to export medical devices from Australia must meet certain regulatory requirements set out in the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act) and the Therapeutic Goods (Medical Devices) Regulations 2002.

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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 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 medicines, blood, human tissue or related materials - do I need an export permit?

Generally speaking, any medicine which is being exported for commercial purposes must be either - listed in the ARTG (Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods) for export only; registered in the ARTG for supply in Australia; or have been granted an exemption by the TGA from the need to be in the ART ...

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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 defence export controls and do I need to get an export permit?

Certain types of goods, technology and intellectual property cannot be exported from Australia without prior approval - this is to prevent their unauthorised use in military conflicts or by terrorist groups.

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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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