The third annual Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) Symposium was held in Melbourne on 8 August, giving Trusted Traders and Government an opportunity to collaborate and shape the future direction of ATT.
Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, Angus Taylor and Australian Border Force Commissioner Michael Outram APM, addressed the gala dinner and reflected on the success of the program, while presenting 45 ATT globes to businesses accredited in the past 12 months.
'More than 200 business and service providers have now been accredited as Trusted Traders, representing $55 billion of Australia's two-way trade value,' Minister Taylor said.
'The benefits implemented during 2017-18 are collectively worth almost $350 million to Trusted Traders, a tenfold increase on the previous financial year.'
Reflecting the expansion of ATT, five new exclusive benefits were announced at the Symposium, including:
- Duty Deferral
- ATT Origin Advance Ruling
- Implementation of the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with the Republic of Korea
- Trader Identification Numbers
- An even lighter touch at the border.
Trusted Traders participated in an interactive session during the Symposium, to learn how to best access these new benefits, and discussed potential future benefits and operation of the program.
The new benefits complement existing program benefits already in place for Trusted Traders including a dedicated ABF account manager, priority trade services, access to Mutual Recognition Arrangements, streamlined access to the Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) visa, streamlined access to the APEC Business Travel Card, Consolidated Cargo Clearance and fee-free monthly reporting.
The other goods news is the application process to become a Trusted Trader has been simplified and streamlined which means it can take just four hours.
ATT is a partnership between Government and business to secure our borders and facilitate legitimate trade in Australia.
To apply or find out more visit
Australian Trusted Trader.