Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI ECTA)

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If it feels like the Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (AI CECA) has been a long time coming, it’s only because it has…

Negotiations commenced in May of 2011 and suspended in 2015 while both countries pursued multilateral agreements before recommencing in June of 2020. On the 2nd of April 2022, however, an interim Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI ECTA) was signed, effectively fast-tracking some of the key economic benefits whilst the larger AI CECA continues to be negotiated.

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Topics: Tradewin, Australia, India

Australia Imposing Additional Tariffs on Russia & Belarus

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Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced that the Australian Government would enact further economic measures against both the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

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Topics: Tradewin, Australia, Russia, Tariffs

What the CPTPP Means for Australian Businesses 

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Last year the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement had a few hurdles you may have heard about. However, it has been brought back to life with a few tweaks and fewer tweets.

So here it is…

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP or TPP11) was signed on the 8th of March 2018 in Santiago and brings together 11 countries: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore, and Vietnam.

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Topics: Australia

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