Australian Trusted Trader Accreditation

Australian Trusted Trader Accreditation

Do you import regular volumes freight to Australia or frequently export to other countries? Would you like to receive a more seamless trading experience and reduce your customs regulatory burden when exporting to foreign markets? BCR is an accredited Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) that provides specialist consulting services to assist importers and exporters with the ATT accreditation process.

ATT is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative that recognises businesses in Australia with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices. Accreditation rewards businesses with a range of trade facilitation benefits and brings Australia in line with major international trading partners, joining over 70 countries with similar Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programmes. See below to view the advantages of becoming an Australian Trusted Trader.


  • A dedicated Account Manager who will be the point of contact between the importer/exporter and Border Force.
  • Priority service when requesting advanced rulings on tariffs, valuation and country of origin.
  • Differentiated examinations of shipments coming into Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and other parts of Australia as the accredited ATT business will be considered low risk.
  • Mutual recognition arrangements with key trading partners around the world, enabling Australian Trusted Traders to access trade facilitation benefits of the reciprocal trading partners, which will reduce the customs regulatory burden for Australian exporters entering foreign markets.
  • Deferral of duty payments on imported goods for a set period of time.
  • Streamlined reporting arrangements to reduce the administrative burden involved in importing and exporting goods.

Why should you become ATT accredited?

  • Specialist and in depth knowledge of existing ISO certifications, SAFE Framework and Risk Management Compendium and where/how to leverage, and apply to existing compliance programs and audits to reduce cost and complexity.
  • Specialist and in depth knowledge of risk, governance, data management and IT security, internal controls, policy and procedure suites.
  • Working with a service provider who is ATT accredited across freight forwarding, customs and 3PL and has gone through the verification process.
  • Based on our accreditation, we can work with your business and Australian Border Force to speed up the process of ATT accreditation.
  • One consulting organisation that works across the same industry horizontal (freight forwarding, Customs and 3PL) to offer suggestions for collaboration, improvement and streamlining of operations ability for BCR to work with you to leverage program benefits for importers and exporters as they come online.
  • Comprehensive assistance with the application process, technical assistance and auditing capabilities.