Tariff Concession Orders and Applications

The Australian Border Force manages the Tariff Concession System (TCS) to protect local industry and reduce costs to importers and the community where possible through duty free concessions. The TCS was designed to assist local industry to become more internationally competitive and protected from international commercial threats.

Wallace International provides consultancy services for the processing of import Tariff Concession Orders (TCO) applications. These TCO applications are used to determine the suitability of goods for concessions through the consultation of local industry and manufacturers with Australian Border Force (Customs). Each product would be assessed to determine whether those goods or similar goods have or could have adverse effects to a product already manufactured here in Australia.  Applications are lodged with a specific wording to describe the technical aspects of goods and Customs then determine acceptability prior to the application being approved and published in the Tariff Concessions Gazette. TCO applications are an extensive process and the success of the application could hinge on ensuring the concession is correctly lodged and submitted so, it is highly recommended to consult one of Wallace International’s experienced brokers before commencing any TCO application.