Last 17th of June 2015, the groundbreaking China-Australia Free Trade Agreement also known as ChAFTA was finally signed in Canberra by Australia’s Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng.
This is a another FTA sealed as the months-old FTA in Korea and Japan are doing well in terms of the number of export records they obtained as compared to last year.
This is a monumental event as it will open more opportunities to both countries especially for Australia since majority of its export market in terms of goods and services are coming from China.
Australia’s Trade and investment with China accounts nearly third of its total exports and continues to be a growing source of foreign investment.
Read the complete article: Landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement
On full implementation, ChAFTA is expected to cover 95% of Exported Australian goods to be tariff-free. Australian businesses and households can expect cheaper priced goods from China starting from home furniture, car engines, clothing and electronics, among others.
In the Electronic cigarette and liquid market, while it is not specified on whether the ChAFTA will provide better opportunities to Vapers and the businesses behind it, Australia continues to be a big market to the Vaping industry. In HiLIQ experience alone, sending E-liquid products to Australia has never been an issue.
The sales of nicotine based e-cigarettes are prohibited by Australian Federal Laws. Shops in Australia may only sell ecig with no-nicotine. While the retail sale of Electronic cigarette is illegal, federally, consumers can purchase nicotine-based E-cigarettes/ liquids for their own personal use as long as it is from international online vendors like HiLIQ. Under the Therapeutic Goods Personal Importation Scheme — a consumer is allowed to import up to 3 months supply per delivery and no more than 15 months supply imported over a 12-month period. There will be no GST (Goods and Services Tax) Fee once the order is placed over international supplier and under $1,000 purchase threshold. So, if not all, most of our Australian customers enjoy tax and duty free package delivery with door to door service.
*Check your most recent state laws governing the purchase of E-cigs with nicotine content from international sources as it varies per state and from time to time.
You may wanna read more: Importation Rules Per Country That You Must Know
HiLIQ continuous to be a dependable supplier of Electronic Cigarette Juices solutions to Australia even before the ChAFTA became a done deal. With this historic move of the two countries, it will unlock substantial benefits we will enjoy in the future.
HiLIQ will persistently commit to a 100% customer satisfaction thru product quality, pricing, service and international export delivery.
Photo credit to: Australia Government DFAT website