Blackburn Consulting Ltd

Blackburn Consulting Ltd

Examples of Major Assignments

  • Acting for Australian and New Zealand manufacturers, or overseas suppliers, or importers in a variety of dumping, subsidy and safeguard actions in New Zealand and Australia.

  • Advising a variety of multi-national companies on Customs valuation and preference disputes with New Zealand Customs Service and the Australian Customs Service.

  • Representing overseas manufacturers in third country dumping investigations including the negotiation of WTO consequences with officials. 

  • Providing advice to the Canadian Government on its safeguard dispute with New Zealand regarding pork products.

  • Providing advice and subsequent litigation support to a company involved in a significant excise duty case with New Zealand Customs.

  • Presentation to a group of senior Government officials from Nanjing, China on a variety of WTO-related issues.

  • Assisting with the development of an Economic Cooperation Work Programme on behalf of the New Zealand government as part of the AANZFTA negotiations.

  • Advising companies on various amendments to Customs and trade remedies legislation.

  • Taking successful appeals to the Customs Appeal Authority. 

  • Providing advice to multinationals on the impact of free trade agreements in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Obtaining tariff classification ruling from Customs to enable duty free importation of turn key capital equipment.

  • Assisting client to obtain significant refunds of excise duty