Customs Owners Code for Australians

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mantee
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26 Mar 12 02:09:44 am
Hi,
Firstly I wanted to thank all the salehoo community for all there comments regarding all forum issues.
Its been a real help in getting information about product sourcing to issues relationg to import/export taxes etc.
So thank you to all.

Well my question is relating to Customs Owners Code for Australian importers, Im wondering if you already have a ABN # do you still need a Customs Owners Code?
I understand the importance of the code as it sets out to what kind of goods need to be tracked coming into Australia etc.
But when searching for more information and where to apply for one the information given is scarce.
I was just wondering if anyone knew how much it generally costs and what is the best place to apply for one (even doing a search on the customs website doesnt bring up much information).

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richellemonfort
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27 Mar 12 02:35:31 am
Hi and welcome to SaleHoo, mantee :)

I am not based in Australian and don't have an ABN, but this is what I managed to find about Customs Owners Code -

For Customs purposes importers and exporters are required to use their ABN to identify themselves on import entries (COMPILE system) and export entries (EXIT system). Importers who are not entitled to an ABN will continue to be identified by Customs owner codes. Australian Customs Notice 2000/13 provides advice on linking ABNs to owner codes.

The ATO administers the registration of ABNs for business entities. Please contact the ATO if you require application details or further information.


But from what I understand is only importers who do not have an ABN are required to have a Customs Owners Code.

But I think it is best that you Link hidden: Login to view ATO or Australian Taxation Office to inquire further.

Hope this helps :)


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mantee
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28 Mar 12 02:28:36 pm
Thank you Richelle for your help much appreciated.

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richellemonfort
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29 Mar 12 01:39:21 am
You're welcome mantee :) Glad to have been of help!

All the best


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