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Useful Links

Exporting to Australia

US Commercial Service – Australia

Australian Customs Service

Information on duty and tariff rates on imports into Australia.

U.S. Department of Commerce

For U.S. Companies requiring further exporting information.

Business USA: U.S. Government Business Portal

A centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access USG services to help them grow and hire.


Australian Government Tenders

Tenders in New South Wales

Tenders in Victoria

Advanced Customs Rulings in Australia   

1. An advanced ruling can assist in reducing delays at the time of clearance of the goods in questions.  But an advanced ruling does not prevent Australian Customs and Border Protection from examining the goods or other relevant material to ensure the ruling covers the goods.

2. The agency responsible for issuing advanced rulings is Australian Customs. The standard turnaround time for tariff advice is 30 days however it can take longer depending on demand for the service.  Post recommends the use of customs brokers that have access to Australian Customs’ TAPIN system.  This allows brokers to electronically submit Tariff Advice (TA) applications.  A paper copy, with supporting documents, must be lodged within five days of the creation of the request in TAPIN.  Alternatively, a TA can be submitted manually by completing Form B102 .  Information on how to complete B102 is on the back of the form.  Applications, supporting information and enquiries about an application should be submitted to the Tariff Section at:  The Tariff Section can also be reached on: 61-3-9244 8144. Origin Advice (OA) are submitted manually.  For rulings in relation to the Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), Form B178 is used.  The form should be emailed to:

3. Australian Customs does not maintain a publicly accessible database of advanced rulings.

Exporting to the U.S.


For information on exporting to the U.S.

Australian Business

The International Trade and Business Solutions team at Australian Business provides the resources and expertise to assist Australian companies develop international markets and access capital for business growth. Please visit their website to learn more about the services they provide.

Select USA

Select USA is the primary U.S. Government mechanism to manage foreign direct investment promotion.  It supports foreign direct investment in the United States, contributing to U.S. job creation, innovation, and competitiveness.

FDA Prior Notice System

Beginning December 12, 2003 "Prior Notice" must be confirmed electronically by the U.S. FDA before food is MAILED by International Mail to the USA.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Information on duty and tariff rates on imports into the U.S.

Travel and Tourism

Australian Tourist Commission

Access Australian travel and tourism product representatives and Australian
State and City information.

Discover America

The official travel and tourism website of the United States.

Visit USA Organization

Access Australian based U.S. travel and tourism product representatives.

Business Travel to Australia

Business Travel to Australia
guidebook can be found in our Doing Business in Australia Library section.

Travel to the USA: Frequently Asked Questions

The Bureau of Consular Affairs
Check on travel warnings for U.S. citizens in the countries you plan to travel to – you can also register your travel plans in case of emergency.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Travel Warnings for Australian citizens.

Transport Security Adminstration

Everything you need to know about U.S. airport security measures. Discover a list of timesaving tips, information on assistance for special needs, latest list of prohibited and permitted items, and other information that will help guide you smoothly through the security process.

Department of Immigration and Multicultural Indigenous Affairs

Information on Australian visa requirements.

U.S. Consular Services

Information on visa requirements for visiting the U.S.

Other Useful Links

American Australian Association

The AAA is devoted to relations between the United States and Australia and New Zealand. Its goal is to encourage stronger ties across the Pacific particularly in the private sector. The Association has an active program of corporate, economic, educational, cultural and social activities.

American Chamber of Commerce in Australia

A membership based organization which promotes trade, commerce and investment between Australia and the U.S.

U.S. Embassy, Canberra

For other in-country U.S. Government Departments.
- Internal Revenue Service
- American Citizen Services

U.S. Government portal

All U.S. Government web sites: Federal, State or Local, can be accessed through this USG portal.

Consumer Issues

New South Wales Department of Fair Trading

Do you have a trade complaint against an Australian company? Operating similar to the Better Business Bureau in the U.S., the Department of Fair Trading can mediate/arbitrate on your behalf.

Better Business Bureau

Do you have a trade complaint against a U.S. company? Operating similar to the Department of Fair Trading, the Better Business Bureau can mediate/arbitrate on your behalf.

Internet Fraud Complaint Center

A partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) for internet-specific fraud.

Are you a victim of share trading fraud?:

Australian Securities and Investment Commission

Securities and Exchange Commission
An SEC publication on share scams targeting foreign investors.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Have you been approached to sell your low-value stock but first must pay an upfront fee? Check the firm's credentials here before proceeding.

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