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Ryan Ingall

Ryan joined Tradewin in the beginning of 2016. He possesses a strong background in international supply chain operations. After graduating from Griffith Business School’s Dual Degree Program with Bachelor of Business majoring in Logistics Management and a Bachelor of International Business, Ryan is now also close to completion of the Diploma of Customs Broking. Currently, Ryan is responsible for assessing and preparing duty drawback claims, as well as assisting customers with FTA qualification, tariff classification and providing advice on import and export regulations. Ryan plays a key supporting role in analysing client data to identify potential opportunities and compliance risks.

Recent Posts

New Zealand: Out with the old Act and in with the new!

Out with the old and in with the new

A review of New Zealand’s Customs and Excise Act 1996 (“the previous Act”) commenced in 2013, to address parts of the previous Act that dated up to 100 years old.After extensive discussions with stakeholders and industry professionals, the new Customs and Excise bill was introduced in November 2016. On the 22 March 2018, it passed its third reading in Parliament and has now received Royal assent.

Why the change?

As mentioned, the previous Act was, in many respects, outdated and in need of review. The Customs and Excise Act 2018 (“the Act”) will enable the New Zealand Customs Service (“NZ Customs”) to keep up with the rapid changes in international trade, travel, security, and technology.

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Topics: South Pacific

Australian Border Force Compliance Program Results: Q3 2017

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Being the first Goods Compliance Update after the conclusion of the 2016-17 financial year, there is so much information to sift through, so for this post, I have decided just to focus on some critical themes that are watch areas for the financial year 2017-18. I have chosen these areas in particular as the statistics and information are quite alarming, and therefore indicate an increased compliance focus by the Australian Border Force (“ABF”).

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Topics: Australia

Australian Goods Compliance Update Q2 2017

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Time has certainly flown since I last posted about the first Goods Compliance Update for 2017 and here we are looking at the second Update from Australian Border Force (ABF) for the year. Here is a brief summary of the relevant points importers and exporters should be aware of:

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Topics: Australia

Australian Goods Compliance Update – Q1 2017

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There has been a lot of information to digest recently regarding developments in Customs and Trade Compliance in Australia.

The minutes from the first quarterly Compliance Advisory Group meeting (CAG) and Goods Compliance Updates (GCU) for 2017 were recently published, with some important issues for industry to be aware of.

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Voluntary Disclosures in Australia - Demonstrating Your Efforts

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The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Australia recently published DIBPN 2016/35, Voluntary Disclosures under Section 243T and Section 243U Customs Act 1901. In this notice, DIBP highlighted their commitment to working with industry to encourage higher levels of voluntary compliance by providing increased transparency to the regulatory trade environment.

A voluntary disclosure is the communication of a written notice of an error, omission or adjustment in statements made to DIBP. If you make such disclosures voluntarily, before DIBP instigates any queries or proceedings, you will likely be protected from penalties that would otherwise be imposed.

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Topics: Australia