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Customs duty presentation


This presentation provides an overview of customs duty as well as indirect tax planning strategies for major projects and related activities. Particular issues covered include:

  • import duty concessions, designed to maximise import duty savings for major projects
  • strategic trade planning, incorporating the utilisation of free trade agreements 
  • the impact of the introduction of the carbon pricing mechanism as at 1 July 2012 on fuel tax credits
  • tax risk management.

Author profile:

Ross Thorpe
Ross heads up the National Customs team at PwC. Ross has been an adviser to industry for the last 15 years. He has more than 24 years experience advising both government and non-government bodies on indirect tax. For six years Ross worked with the Perth office of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Ross’s experience includes taxation advice on GST, and customs as well as negotiating with the ATO and Treasury on a number of major taxation issues across various sectors. Current at 16 November 2012 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Ross THORPE.

This was presented at The 28th National Convention.

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