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Three recent case decisions relating to customs, trade and tax you need to know about

24 October 2023

Three recent case decisions, two handed down by the Federal Court of Australia (Federal Court) and a third by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), will be of interest to those who may deal with sanctions, GST exemptions and customs duty issues relating to proper tariff classification of imported goods.

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The NACC and its implications for the transport and logistics industry

30 August 2023

On 1 July 2023, the Australian government established the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) under the National Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2022 (NACC Act) to combat corruption and lack of transparency within the federal government and address growing public concerns about corruption of public officials.

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Getting the NACC

11 August 2023

On 1 July 2023, the federal government established the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) as Australia’s new federal anti-corruption body. The creation of this new body with wide-ranging powers was the fulfilment of the Albanese government’s election promise to address transparency and corruption issues within the federal government and its various agencies and institutions.

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New trade sanctions on Russia announced at G7 Summit

23 May 2023

During the recent 2023 G7 Summit held in Hiroshima, Japan, from 19 to 21 May, several participating countries announced a range of new sanctions and export controls to be imposed on Russia, including the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK).

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Federal Budget 2023-24 — Overview of trade, logistics, manufacturing and biosecurity measures

11 May 2023

On 9 May 2023, the Australian Federal Treasurer delivered the Australian Federal Budget for 2023-24 (Budget).

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Review of Australia’s Autonomous Sanctions Framework

13 February 2023

Over the past years, the issue of sanctions globally has come to the forefront of public and government discussion largely due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Many businesses that had never previously encountered the issue were forced to deal with sanctions compliance matters.

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Federal Budget 2022-23 – overview of customs and trade related measures

31 March 2022

On 29 March 2022, the Treasurer handed down the Australian Federal Budget for 2022-23 (Budget).

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