Any business that crosses border must comply with the laws of respective importing and exporting countries. In addition, parties to an international business should educate themselves about international standards that seek to monitor and/or control trade in the products they import or export.’ In the context of this introduction this essay proposes to present a brief on the legal and procedural consideration for the import of goods in Australia. A comprehensive brief is not possible, the essay touch based on the basic regulations, the concessions available for the traders and the influence of the WTO on these import regulations for Australia.
LEGAL AND PROCEDURAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR IMPORT GOODS IN AUSTRALIA
NON-TARIFF BARRIERS RESTRICTING IMPORTS
The non-tariff barriers can be defined as the commodities that do not come under the usual tariff rules. The on tariff barriers are the prohibition of certain commodities. If the quality standards of the product are less the import of the government stops such products immediately. There is also a quota for which the maximum permissible levels of a product can be imported in to the country. The country also by the issuance of licensing monitors many of the trade commodities. The primary ideology of this non-tariff barrier is that the process of imports does not affect the people interests or the health of the people. It is given a lot of weight age by the government to protect the people. If the trade of a particular sector gets affected due to the import of a product, the import ceases. The tariff barriers on the other hand get dually taxed and are easily allowed in the country.