Rules of Origin: Maximising Low Tariff Rates with the FTA Recap
On Thursday 27th January, the Australia-United-Kingdom Chamber of Commerce invited you to hear about the impact of the new Rules of Origin arising out of the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA), with insights and key learnings shared by representatives from both the UK Department of International Trade and HM Revenue and Customs.
Rules of Origin stipulate how much of a product must originate in the UK to qualify for the lower tariff agreed in this deal when exported to Australia and vice versa. The deal includes flexible rules of origin with minimised paperwork so businesses can take advantage of the new 0% tariffs
Following the signature of the FTA, hear from UK government officials on how differing sectors can take advantage of the newfound opportunities presented to both the UK and Australia.
Saloni Malhotra, Lead Trade Negotiator, Department of International Trade Saloni leads on the UK’s Rules of Origin policy and is the chapter lead for the UK-Australia Rules of Origin FTA negotiations. She has done several roles in the Department for International Trade, including working in the Chief Negotiator’s team for the UK-US negotiations and setting up the UK’s trade remedies regime.
Josh Lambert, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of International Trade Josh is a Senior Policy Advisor within DIT and is the Second Chair for UK-Australia FTA Rules of Origin negotiations. He has also previously worked on UK Rules of Origin FTA negotiations with both New Zealand and Japan.
Carmel Galvin, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of International Trade Carmel is a Senior Policy Advisor within DIT and a member of the UK-Australia FTA Rules of Origin negotiation team. She also works on Rules of Origin FTA negotiations wiih New Zealand and previously worked at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Steve Lamprell, Operational Policy Lead, HM Revenue & Customs Steve leads operational policy on origin, trade defence and agricultural duties in HM Revenue & Customs. He is a member of the UK-Australia Rules of Origin negotiation team and works on the implementation and operation of the UKs other trade agreements
Peter Campbell, Policy Advisor, HM Revenue & Customs Peter is a policy advisor in HM Revenue & Customs and is a member of the UK-Australia FTA Rules of Origin negotiation team. He also works on the UK’s Rest of World Origin Procedures FTA negotiations.