SBDC e-news – July 2016 Australian Trusted Trader

Become an Australian Trusted Trader – fastrack through customs

This is a great opportunity for Western Australian small businesses involved in exporting and importing, to earn accreditation that will enable them to streamline their processes resulting in faster clearing times and less red tape.

The Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) program is a voluntary accreditation program that recognises secure and compliant industry supply chain practices, offering tailored trade facilitation benefits to accredited businesses. Successful applicants will also be entitled to use the Australian Trusted Trader logo and be listed on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

The ATT program is an initiative of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection as a partnership between government and business, underpinned by shared responsibility and transparency.

The program aims to streamline and facilitate trade and enhance supply chain security. Accreditation is available to Australian international businesses, large and small, that are active in the international trade supply chain and meet or exceed the required standards.

The program was launched in July 2015 and is being implemented in stages. Expressions of interest are now invited from small business operators who wish to become Trusted Traders.

You’ll need to complete a short questionnaire about your business including confirmation of your ABN, two years of trading experience and financial solvency. The questionnaire is available only through the Trusted Trader webpage. Emails will not be accepted.

For more information and to complete the Expression of Interest questionnaire, visit http://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Trus