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Compliance Costs of 'Nuisance' Tariffs

Questions about compliance costs

The Productivity Commission needs to learn about how the tariff system affects different businesses. We are interested in hearing from:

  • importers
  • Australian manufacturers who have objected to the creation of a proposed Tariff Concession Order or applied to have an existing Tariff Concession Order revoked
  • customs brokers.

Your responses to the questions below will be kept confidential and used only for the purpose for which you have provided them. Any published analysis will not make your individual response identifiable. Read the privacy statement for more information.

Questions for businesses

If your business imported goods into Australia in 2018-19, 2019-20, and/or 2020-21, please answer the following questions. Approximate values are OK.

Utilisation of free trade agreements and/or the Australian System of Tariff Preferences
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. Please give your answers as percentages that sum to 100 per cent for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. If your business contracted a customs broker to assist, estimate the fees your business paid to the customs broker (over and above what it would have paid if the customs broker had not assisted).
Applications for, and utilisation of, tariff concession orders
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. Please give your answers as percentages that sum to 100 per cent for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. If your business contracted a customs broker to assist, estimate the fees your business paid (over and above what it would have paid if the customs broker had not assisted with the application(s)).
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. If your business contracted a customs broker to assist, estimate the fees your business paid to the customs broker (over and above what it would have paid if the customs broker had not assisted). Exclude any costs included in your response to Question I7.
Utilisation of other duty concession instruments, eg. TRADEX and Duty Drawback Scheme
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. Please give your answers as percentages that sum to 100 per cent for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. If your business contracted a customs broker to assist, estimate the fees your business paid to the customs broker (over and above what it would have paid if the customs broker had not assisted).

If your business objected to the creation of a new Tariff Concession Order and/or applied to have an existing Tariff Concession Order revoked in 2018-19, 2019-20, and/or 2020-21 because it manufactured a product similar to that covered by an existing or proposed Tariff Concession Order, please answer these questions. Approximate values are OK.

Australian manufacturers who have objected to the creation of a proposed Tariff Concession Order or applied to have an existing Tariff Concession Order revoked

If possible, give a separate response for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year.

If your business is a customs broker, please answer these questions. Approximate values are OK.

Utilisation of free trade agreements and/or the Australian System of Tariff Preferences
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. Please give your answers as percentages that sum to 100 per cent in each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. Exclude revenues that would have been earned your business hadn’t facilitated access to those preferential rates of duty.
Applications for, and utilisation of, tariff concession orders
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. Please give your answers as percentages that sum to 100 per cent in each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. Exclude revenues that would have been earned if your business hadn’t facilitated those applications.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. Exclude revenues that would have been earned if your business hadn’t facilitated access to those concessional rates of duty, and revenues provided in your response to Question C7.
Utilisation of other duty concession instruments, eg. TRADEX and Duty Drawback Scheme
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. Please give your answers as percentages that sum to 100 per cent for each financial year.
If possible, give a separate response for each financial year. Exclude revenues that would have been earned if your business hadn’t facilitated access to those concessional rates of duty.

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