What is Australian Trusted Trader?

Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) reduces red tape for Trusted Traders at the border, improves certainty in export markets, and expedites the flow of their cargo in and out of Australia. This means faster access to market.

ATT is a free and voluntary Australian Government program to accredit Australian businesses which can demonstrate a secure international supply chain and compliant trade practices.

ATT provides accredited business with a mark of trust with customs administrations and businesses globally. It is administered by the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Department of Home Affairs.

Benefits of ATT accreditation

Trusted Traders have access to real, tangible benefits including an ABF Account Manager. The account manager is a single point of contact to help streamline your business processes and where possible clear the border quickly.

The program was co-designed by industry and Government, and provides Australian businesses with a seat at the table. As a Trusted Trader, you will have the opportunity to partner with the Government on key initiatives related to your industry, engage with senior Government decision makers and influence the future trade environment.

You will also have access to Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) which give your goods priority treatment at the borders of Australia’s economic partners. MRAs enable faster processing, distribution speed to overseas markets, and fewer interventions which means more predictability and certainty. Australia currently has MRAs with:

  • Canada
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • New Zealand
  • the Republic of Korea
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Japan

with more under negotiation.

How to apply

To find out more and how to apply for the Australian Trusted Trader program, visit the Australian Trusted Trader page on the Australian Border Force website.