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Understanding Tariffs for Import and Export

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Understanding Tariffs for Import and Export

Thursday, February 04, 2016

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Lessons from the Berries Saga

Thursday, July 30, 2015

An interesting article for all AFA Members about the risks and corporate responsibility when importing poor quality products. The Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Centre for Governance Excellence and Innovation spoke to Dr Richard Welford, chair of consulting firm CSR Asia, about supply-chain risks and the role of directors in managing those risks.     Read More . . .

Are you an importer using the deferred GST scheme?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The deferred GST (DGST) scheme allows AFA Members, as importers, to defer payment of GST on all taxable importations into Australia.     Read More . . .

CHH Investing in $13.5M Upgrade

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Carter Holt Harvey Ltd. is planning to spend more than AU$13.5M on upgrading its Jubilee Highway green mill in south-east South Australia to allow it to better compete with imports from overseas shippers, according to a report by ABC News. The company will install a new log feeder and curve saw to optimize the mill's use of logs, the report said.    Read More . . .

ACCC Announces Priorities and Strives for Tougher Penalties

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The AFA notes that whilst the ACCC’s strategy for 2015 does not include complaints against imported products, including furniture, complaints are in fact on the rise. The new compliance and enforcement priorities for 2015 are on cartel conduct in government procurement, truth in advertising, competition and consumer issues in the health sector and industry codes.    Read More . . .

Lack of Quality Standards for Imported Food is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The recent health risks that have come to light over imported berries have simply highlighted quality issues across all imported products. The ACCC puts the onus of the quality of imports onto the importers. They believe with imported consumer products sold in Australia, importers play a vital role in product safety.    Read More . . .

When is English Oak, NOT English Oak?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A recent consumer enquiry to AFA HQ has raised the issue of ‘Company Deregistration’ relating to after sales care for consumers. The question posed was ‘Who does one contact should the original retailer no longer exist?’ The subsequent enquiries into the closure of a furniture importer and wholesaler based in Perth has led the consumer to also discover the truth about the materials used to produce the product.    Read More . . .

Australian Industry Benefits from Asian Trade Deals

Monday, January 19, 2015

The AFA and the Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb are encouraging all AFA members to make themselves aware of the potential export opportunities that may exist for the industry with the new trade deals.   Read More . . .

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