In December 2018 the Government launched Australia’s Action Plan to remove unjustified trade restrictions hampering our exports. Download the Action Plan.
The Action Plan has three pillars intended to make it easier for businesses to access the help they need, improve collaboration between government and industry, and increase transparency of processes and information.
Vision: A government and business partnership to remove unjustifiable trade restrictions
Build the capability of frontline expertise in industry and government
Make it easier to report trade barriers
Coordinate and track barriers through dedicated systems and resources
Support industry to analyse and prioritise barriers and develop solutions
Agree collective action through a joint advisory group
Set clear expectations for information sharing
Be upfront about processes, constraints and limitations
Report back regularly on progress and outcomes
A strategy to address non-tariff barriers needs to adapt to the global economy’s fast-changing landscape. So our response will be flexible and dynamic, continually testing, learning and improving.
We will develop new processes and products in stages, providing an opportunity for continued consultation, engagement and improvement.
Listen to business: consult on how concerns are raised and action is taken
Test new ways of working together: involve industry associations and business stakeholders in planning and advice
Share experiences and feedback: in joint government-industry forums
Review and refine actions: modify and adapt approaches based on feedback through industry working groups
Evaluate progress and outcomes: regular two-way reporting on status of prioritised trade barriers