Realising Paperless Trade Webinar 4: Customs Act Reform Opportunities RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE

October 11, 2023

The Australian Customs Act 1901 (as amended) is a key piece of the legislative architecture supporting Australia's international trade and compliance. Its foundation is over 120 years old with links to colonial precedents. In this webinar, ACITI's Bryan Clark spoke with Andrew Hudson, Partner at Rigby Cooke Lawyers, on whether the Customs Act is fit for purpose for 21st century paperless trade.

Andrew Hudson is a legend in Australia's customs and international trade landscape. Andrew's official bio is below but it really doesn't reflect his extraordinary contribution to helping business and government in Australia navigate and improve our trade administration systems. We were so lucky to have him participate in this webinar.

To see the recording go HERE.

Andrew Hudson

Website bio:

Andrew is a Partner in our Customs and Trade team, with significant expertise across international trade law and customs. Andrew isa trusted, highly regarded adviser to businesses, industry associations, peak bodies and government, and regularly consults on legal and trade developments that affect Australian and international businesses.

Andrew specialises in all areas of trade including international trade conventions, dispute resolution and arbitration, trade financing options, commodity and freight contracts. He represents his clients’ best interests during inquiries or prosecutions by government agencies, in matters involving dumping and alleged underpayments of customs duty, breaches of licence conditions by service providers, biosecurity and defence control issues along with any associated litigation. He assists importers, exporters, licensed customs brokers, freight forwarders, importers and exporters, marine insurers and trade financiers, and other industry parties with procedural and legal advice, including reviews and litigious matters.

Andrew is a Director for the Export Council of Australia (ECA) and the International Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association Australia (IFCBAA), and an Executive of the Management Committee of the Food and Beverage Importers of Australia (FBIA). In these capacities, he is actively involved and regularly engages with government agencies and peak industry bodies operating across Australian borders.


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