Key Messages


There are a number of opportunities to reduce an importer's duty liability in Australia. Careful planning and assessment of products prior to importation can reduce or negate customs duty liabilities through the use of Australia's various concession programs.


Customs regularly conducts post-entry audits in Australia. The maximum penalty for errors resulting in a loss of customs duty is 100 percent of the duty short paid. Penalties also exist for errors that have not resulted in a loss of customs duty.

Trade & Customs Contact

Leonie Ferretter

Tel: +61 (0) 2 9455 9330


Hilary Berg

Tel: +61 (0) 2 9335 8258