The process for businesses to become an Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) is now simpler and quicker, with a new application form available.
The new form will take only six to ten hours to complete, depending on the size of your business. The form has been redesigned following industry feedback about the length of time it took to complete the original form, which was taking buisnesses up to 200 hours to complete.
While the accreditation process remains rigorous, we now gain the necessary information in a more streamlined, efficient way.
The new application form complements the removal of the 'interim' Trusted Trader status to further streamline the process to become a Trusted Trader.
Trusted Traders have access to a suite of benefits once accredited. The current suite of ATT benefits includes two recently announced trade facilitation benefits—a monthly import and export report and streamlined processing for Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (subclass 457) sponsorship.
Our Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) with New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and South Korea present further opportunities for Australian businesses to receive faster processing at export market destinations, and promote their products to overseas markets.
With streamlined reporting and duty deferral benefits scheduled for rollout this financial year, and more under development—including an ambitious MRA agenda with key trading partners—now is an ideal time to take another look at what the ATT programme can do to support your business.
Start the process now to take advantage of the current and future benefits the ATT programme offers. For more information or to complete the application form visit the Australian Trusted Trader page.
The ATT programme is one of the ways the Australian Border Force, Australia's customs service, is streamlining border processes to help manage greater volumes in trade and support Australian businesses.