The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is undertaking a comprehensive review of all licensing regimes under the Customs Act 1901 (Customs Act) including the licensing of customs brokers, depots and warehouses. The objectives of the review are to:
- review the role played by licensing in today’s border management environment, and consider whether there are other, more efficient, ways to achieve the same objectives for border management;
- assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the current licensing regimes;
- assess the regulatory burden of the current licensing regimes and identify opportunities to reduce this burden and align application processes between administrations; and
- recommend whether the current licensing regimes should be retained with improvements/enhancements or replaced.