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Australian Trusted Trader Program Briefing

Tue, Jul. 24, 2018
10:00am — 12:00pm
RDA Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains 28 Murray Street
Tanunda, , South Australia 5352
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Involved in international trade?

Do you want to make importing or exporting easier?

Australian Border Force Australian Trusted Trader program can do this.


Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) is a partnership with Australian business to secure our borders and facilitate legitimate trade. ATT saves your business time and money through a range of benefits including:

  • direct access to a dedicated ABF account manager
  • quicker access to international trade markets
  • a lighter touch at the border
  • confidence in your business from partnership with the ABF.

Benefits of Australian Trusted Trader

The Australian Trusted Trader programme (ATT) rewards accredited businesses with a growing range of trade facilitation benefits to improve international market access. These benefits currently include:

  • a dedicated Account Manager - the single point of contact between your business and the Australian Border Force
  • Priority Trade Services when requesting duty drawbacks, refunds, and advanced rulings on tariff, valuation and origin though our National Trade Advice Centre
  • a lighter touch at the border when importing goods
  • use of the ATT logo, which is also recognised by international customs administrations
  • access to Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) - see below more information
  • a monthly report on all goods imported and exported under the business’ ABN
  • streamlined processes to become a Accredited Sponsor under the Accredited Temporary Skill Shortage visa programme
  • a ‘seat at the table’ to work in partnership with the Department and ABF
  • an invitation to the annual ATT Symposium - an invitation only event for accredited Trusted Traders
  • Consolidated Cargo Clearance enabling Trusted Trader importers, or their licensed customs brokers’, to lodge a single import declaration for consolidated cargo for all sea cargo types and for air cargo. See Cargo Reporting and import declaration requirements.
  • streamlined access to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC)application process for Australian Citizen employees of Trusted Traders.

Mutual Recognition Arrangements

Trusted Traders have access to differentiated examinations in countries where Australia has signed a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).

We have established MRAs between the Australian Government and some of our key trading partners including:

  • New Zealand Customs Service
  • Republic of Korea Customs Service
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department
  • The General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China.

MRAs provide Australian Trusted Trader exporters with faster access to international markets through reciprocal arrangements with our MRA partner countries. Recognition of the ATT logo in these countries builds confidence in Australian businesses and the security of their international supply chain.

MRAs are currently being pursued with a number of other key trading partners including Singapore, Thailand and the United States of America.


More information and applications:


It’s free to apply using an online application form. You can seek help with your application by contacting the ATT Service desk on 1300 319 024 or trustedtrader@abf.gov.au.



Elena Shchepina

Economic Development Executive – Investment Attraction and Industry Development
08 8563 3603
0431 110 080