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Despite being one of the most attractive export markets in Asia Pacific, Australia isn’t always the easiest place to do business. When it comes to cross-border trade, the country ranked 91st out of 190 countries in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report for 2017 – well below other regional powerhouses like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. To succeed in Australia, goods-based businesses need a solid understanding of how its numerous customs and trading rules apply to them.
“The best bet for most Australian businesses, particularly SMEs, is to work with a logistics provider who can handle the heavier complexities of the customs clearance process on their behalf,” says Ben Somerville, DHL Express’ Senior Manager of Customs & Regulatory Affairs for Oceania. “With a little effort though, anyone can learn enough of the basics to take their cross-border operations to the next level.” Here are five quick lessons to get any business started:
1. GST (and its deferral)
Most Australian businesses will face the 10% Goods and Services Tax, or GST, on the products they sell as well as the goods they import. Any GST that a business pays can be claimed back as a refund from Australian Tax Office (ATO). Certain importers, however, can simply avoid paying the tax rather than having to claim it back, under what the ATO refers to as “GST deferral”. However, your business must be registered not only for GST payment, but also for monthly Business Activity Statements (BAS) to be eligible for deferrals.