Duty Drawback Scheme

The Duty Drawback Scheme provides exporters with a refund of customs duty paid on unused imported goods, or goods that will be treated, processed or incorporated into other goods for export.
Application detail:

Claims must be lodged within 4 years from the date the goods were exported.

What do you get?

Drawback amounts vary.

Who is this for?



The Duty Drawback Scheme allows exporters to get a refund on customs duty paid on imported goods, where those goods are:

  • to be treated, processed, or incorporated in other goods for export, or
  • are exported unused since importation.

The minimum claim per application for duty drawback is $100.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must be the legal owner of the goods at the time the goods are exported.

Duty drawback is available on most goods on which customs duty was paid on importation and which has been exported.

Please note that if making a duty drawback claim on tobacco goods then additional requirements will need to be met, including, but not limited to, lodging the claim within 12 months after the day on which the goods were exported.

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