The news that the Department of Home Affairs is planning to introduce a new tax on parcels posted from overseas, under a federal government plan to cover
security screening costs, might be seen as a NTM.
One has to ask whether the time is right for Australia to be looking to introduce measures domestically that could be perceived as new taxes on imports.
And should this levy be seen as a tax, it could well result in retaliatory measures that would impact on e-commerce opportunities for Australian companies
overseas. We acknowledge the importance of increased security and screening and the importance of robust security, but we would like to see whether
there is a different way that this could be funded so it does not hurt consumers and business, who will ultimately bear the cost.
Are you exploring opportunities to expand your business into global markets? If the answer is yes, this could be your chance!
OFX (previously OzForex), in partnership with 2GB are offering one lucky business a money-can’t- buy opportunity to use some of Australia’s most prestigious
global business leaders as their personal business coach at an intimate 2-hour workshop held in Sydney CBD at OFX HQ.
On the occasion of PIT's relaunch under new branding, GTPA is pleased to partner
with Polyglot and KPMG to invite you to hear
from an experienced panel on The Future of Skills and Trade in the Digital Economy.
Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest growing regions, and Australian businesses are perfectly placed to make the most of the tremendous opportunities
the ASEAN market offers.
It has been widely researched and broadly acknowledged that SMEs and micro-enterprises are important drivers of economic value-creation around the world,
whether in developing markets or OECD economies. Similarly, the character of international trade as an engine of growth was axiomatic for decades prior
to the global crisis.
Australian exporters are increasingly wanting to sell their goods to Chinese consumers. This session will focus on legal issues associated with the different
methods of selling to Chinese customers. FREE REGISTRATION HERE
Una suerte de norma de calidad para los operadores del comercio internacional. Esa podría ser una de las definiciones de Global Trade Professionals Alliance
(GTPA), la organización que el Ministro de Comercio, Turismo e Inversiones de Australia, Hon Steven Ciobo MP, y la CEO de Export Council of Australia,
Lisa McAuley, presentaron en Buenos Aires en coincidencia con la XI Ministerial de la OMC.
GTPA is pleased to partner with Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA), the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) to support Australia for the first
time to host the ICHCA Australia Global Shippers Forum (GSF) and International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) annual conference and
Happy New Year and all very best wishes to you and yours from the ITAC and the GTPA Team, and here’s hoping that all who celebrated over the past weeks
have had an enjoyable Holiday Season!
The Financial Times has reported that the UK’s Department
of International Trade has begun circulating a proposal for the UK to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
Arachova, Greece: There is perhaps no spot better for reflecting on the power of digital services for consumers than the literal side of a cliff in Arachova,
Greece. I’m sitting on the side of a church building, the Temple of Theotokos, that has been perched in this setting, tumbling down the mountainside
to the sea, for probably thousands of years.
Following the establishment of a work program to set rules for digital trade at the 11th World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11)
in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the importance that the GTPA believes in implementing basic standards for digital trade in areas like consumer protection
and electronic contracts the GTPA is now pleased to announce that in the New Year it will establish a new working committee to look at developing a
new specialisation under the Global Trade Professionals Programme to recognise experts in the field of eCommerce and digital services.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires most U.S. importers of food and beverages to develop and implement Foreign Supplier Verification
Programs (FSVPs). Covered importers must document their foreign suppliers’ FDA compliance, including whether or not each supplier is subject to
a FDA Import Alert.
The results of Australia’s International Business Survey 2017 (AIBS 2017), the fourth in a series of studies of Australia's international business
activity, are now available and highlight the positive impact that Australia’s growing network of free trade agreements (FTAs) are having on Australian
You are cordially invited to join us for the official launch of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), the global umbrella organisation driving
professional certification in all dimensions of international trade, that will evolve into the premier trusted network of trade experts in the world.
This session will introduce the Global Trade Professionals Alliance, outline the mandate, organisation and aspirations of the GTPA, and link the GTPA trusted
network to the professionalization of trade practice.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This could well be a life motto for Jane Lu, founder of online fashion house Showpo. “What my experience
has taught me is that failure isn’t so bad,” Lu says.“It sounds cliche, but the tough times have taught me and helped me grow.”
It turns out that there are a surprising number of individuals interested in the specific details of the TPP11 revisions. To satisfy the curious, this
is a longer than usual blog post. It also appears here as a much prettier Policy Brief. To see how your firm should prepare now for the arrival of TPP11, click here.
I am excited to join the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) as Board Director. The vision behind the GTPA could not be presented to the international
community at a more perfect, even critically important, moment in time when significant global drivers are shaping international trade, including shifting
demographics, technological innovation, and the growth of new trade routes.
International engagement, rules-based, fair and freer trade are being challenged today on the basis of narrow self-interest, ill-informed discourse and
outright disregard for the facts. Which is why an organisation that can play an important role in raising, substantially, the quality of the discussion
around trade, the quality of the conduct of trade around the world, and the wider positive impact of trade on development, poverty-reduction and economic
inclusion is so important.
November 2017: This is an updated version of an earlier post on Talking Trade, modified to reflect the TPP11 changes and the expansion of the agenda in
RCEP. However, because RCEP, especially, remains under negotiation, the assessment should be viewed with some caution. For further discussion on how
you can use or influence these agreements, please see us soon at the Asian Trade Centre.
Broken down, the new elements are the inclusion of the suspended bits (discussed more below), the revised entry into force (necessary after the US pulled
out), a new section on withdrawal (the necessity of which was made crystal clear after the US pulled out), a new section on accession (since the old
one was too vague anyway), a potentially interesting article 6 that seems to review the whole agreement in the future, and article 7 that copies across
all of the original commitments and texts from TPP12.
Proving once again that good ideas cannot be killed, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is ready to move into force as soon as next year. Companies had
largely given up on the TPP after the withdrawal of the United States. Now firms will need to scramble to figure out how the agreement matters to their
business and what steps they should take to maximize the opportunities and minimize the risks arising from the most important trade agreement in decades.
On the eve of US President Donald Trump’s visit to China, the trade waters have been stirred up further by a pair of rulings issued by the US Department
of Commerce late on Friday, October 27. In a 205-page memo, Commerce officials argued that China remains a non-market economy (NME) because “it does not operate sufficiently on market
principles to permit the use of Chinese prices and costs for the purposes of the Department’s antidumping analysis.”