ECA

Trade Compliance

The ECA has launched the ‘Trade Compliance’ page as a tool for businesses to access the latest updates from the World Trade Organisation, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and other agencies. The ECA hopes to help businesses navigate regulatory developments and promote compliance across the supply chain.

Given the complex and rapidly changing nature of the global economy, it is imperative that industry remain informed of regulatory changes affecting Australian exporters. A failure to comply with regulations may result in sanctions such as infringement notices and other penalties.

The ECA will update exporters on legislative changes affecting product requirements and standards, changes to biosecurity standards, anti-dumping and countervailing measures, customs, export controls and sanctions.

Known Consignor Scheme 

On 1 July 2017, new security requirements for United States-bound air cargo come into force that will affect your business. United States legislation requires that all air cargo entering the US must be security screened at a deconsolidated or ‘piece’ level. This means that from 1 July 2017, the consolidated examination that currently occurs at Australian airports will no longer be acceptable for US-bound air cargo. These new requirements are a significant change to how air cargo is secured. You must be proactive if you wish to prevent disruptions to your US-bound exports after 1 July 2017.

DOWNLOAD FACT SHEET

COMPLETING A KNOWN CONSIGNOR APPLICATION

REGULATED AIR CARGO AGENT SCHEME LIST

Useful tools and links

e-Ping: Free website e-Ping provides businesses and government with up to date information on regulations affecting export markets around the world. e-Ping allows users to search all World Trade Organisation (WTO) notifications relating to product requirements and standards. To subscribe to alerts visit http://epingalert.org/en.

DIBP: The Department of Immigration and Border Protection publishes information on Australian Customs Notices (ACNs), Australian Customs Dumping Notices (ACDNs) and Australian Customs Cargo Advices (ACCAs) providing updates on the status of sea and air cargo. To stay up to date with Customs notices and other regulatory changes affecting industry visit http://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Cust.

For information pertaining to Goods Compliance visit: https://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Comp/Comp/Comp
Asbestos compliance factsheet: click here to download or click here to be directed to the website.

DAWR: The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources provides assistance for businesses to understand the export controls placed on exporting goods from Australia. For information on export documentation and specific requirements for certain commodities visit: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/export/from-australia

DEC: Defence Export Controls regulates the export of defence and dual-use goods. For guidance on compliance with Australia’s export control requirements visit: http://www.defence.gov.au/deco/Notices.asp

Not a member of the ECA?

If you are currently not a member of the ECA we strongly encourage you to consider joining. Our core offering lies within creating value for our members through the development of programs and services that focus on building the capacity and capability of companies to help them engage further in international business. For more information and to join: http://www.export.org.au/membership


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