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Useful Links

Exporting to Australia

US Commercial Service – Australia
http://export.gov/Australia

Australian Customs Service
http://www.customs.gov.au/

Information on duty and tariff rates on imports into Australia.

U.S. Department of Commerce
http://www.export.gov/

For U.S. Companies requiring further exporting information.

Business USA: U.S. Government Business Portal
http://business.usa.gov/

A centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access USG services to help them grow and hire.

AusTender
https://www.tenders.gov.au/

Australian Government Tenders

Tenders in New South Wales https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/

Tenders in Victoria https://www.tenders.vic.gov.au/

Exporting to the U.S.

AusTrade
http://www.austrade.gov.au

For information on exporting to the U.S.

Australian Business
http://www.australianbusiness.com.au/trade

The International Trade and Business Solutions team at Australian Business provides the resources and expertise to assist Australian companies develop international markets and access capital for business growth. Please visit their website to learn more about the services they provide.

Select USA
http://selectusa.commerce.gov/welcome-selectusa

Select USA is the primary U.S. Government mechanism to manage foreign direct investment promotion.  It supports foreign direct investment in the United States, contributing to U.S. job creation, innovation, and competitiveness.

FDA Prior Notice System
http://www.access.fda.gov

Beginning December 12, 2003 "Prior Notice" must be confirmed electronically by the U.S. FDA before food is MAILED by International Mail to the USA.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
http://www.cbp.gov/

Information on duty and tariff rates on imports into the U.S.

Travel and Tourism

Australian Tourist Commission
http://www.australia.com/index.aspx

Access Australian travel and tourism product representatives and Australian
State and City information.

Discover America
http://www.discoveramerica.com/

The official travel and tourism website of the United States.

Visit USA Organization
http://www.visitusa.org.au

Access Australian based U.S. travel and tourism product representatives.

Business Travel to Australia
http://export.gov/australia/doingbusinessinaustralia/doingbusinessinaustralialibrary/index.asp

Business Travel to Australia
guidebook can be found in our Doing Business in Australia Library section.

Travel to the USA: Frequently Asked Questions
http://canberra.usembassy.gov/resources/all-faqs/travel.html

The Bureau of Consular Affairs

http://travel.state.gov/
Check on travel warnings for U.S. citizens in the countries you plan to travel to – you can also register your travel plans in case of emergency.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
http://www.dfat.gov.au

Travel Warnings for Australian citizens.

Transport Security Adminstration
http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information

Everything you need to know about U.S. airport security measures. Discover a list of timesaving tips, information on assistance for special needs, latest list of prohibited and permitted items, and other information that will help guide you smoothly through the security process.

Department of Immigration and Multicultural Indigenous Affairs
http://www.immi.gov.au/

Information on Australian visa requirements.

U.S. Consular Services
http://canberra.usembassy.gov/visas.html

Information on visa requirements for visiting the U.S.

Other Useful Links

American Australian Association
http://www.americanaustralian.org/

The AAA is devoted to relations between the United States and Australia and New Zealand. Its goal is to encourage stronger ties across the Pacific particularly in the private sector. The Association has an active program of corporate, economic, educational, cultural and social activities.

American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
http://www.amcham.com.au

A membership based organization which promotes trade, commerce and investment between Australia and the U.S.

U.S. Embassy, Canberra
http://canberra.usembassy.gov/

For other in-country U.S. Government Departments.
http://canberra.usembassy.gov/irs-information.html
- Internal Revenue Service
http://canberra.usembassy.gov/service.html
- American Citizen Services

U.S. Government portal
http://www.usa.gov/

All U.S. Government web sites: Federal, State or Local, can be accessed through this USG portal.

Consumer Issues

New South Wales Department of Fair Trading
http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/default.html

Do you have a trade complaint against an Australian company? Operating similar to the Better Business Bureau in the U.S., the Department of Fair Trading can mediate/arbitrate on your behalf.

Better Business Bureau
http://www.bbb.org

Do you have a trade complaint against a U.S. company? Operating similar to the Department of Fair Trading, the Better Business Bureau can mediate/arbitrate on your behalf.

Internet Fraud Complaint Center
http://www.ic3.gov

A partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) for internet-specific fraud.

Are you a victim of share trading fraud?:

Australian Securities and Investment Commission
http://www.asic.gov.au/asic/asic.nsf/byheadline/Complaining+about+companies+or+people?openDocument

Securities and Exchange Commission
http://www.sec.gov

http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/fleecing.htm
An SEC publication on share scams targeting foreign investors.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
http://www.finra.org/index.htm

Have you been approached to sell your low-value stock but first must pay an upfront fee? Check the firm's credentials here before proceeding.