Australian Embassy
The Netherlands

Doing business with Australia

Why Australia?

With one of the most skilled and diverse labour forces in the world; a safe, low-risk, transparent and well-regulated business environment; and world-class, globally significant research and development opportunities, Australia is a great place to do business.  If you want to find out more about Australia's business climate and why you should do business with Australia, check out the Australia Benchmark Report .

Australian Trade Data

Information about Australia's global trade relations, including statistical publications, is available from the trade pages of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  

More detailed data concerning Australia's bilateral trade with the Netherlands can be found in the Netherlands country fact sheet.


Austrade: The Australian Trade Commission 

The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) is the Australian Government's trade and investment development agency.  Austrade helps Australian companies win overseas business for their products and services by reducing the time, cost and risk involved in selecting, entering and developing international markets and promotes Australia as an inward investment destination.

Contact Austrade & Austrade representative

If you are interested in importing goods and services from Australia to the Netherlands and require further information and assistance, please contact the Austrade Office in Amsterdam.

Annika Barton is the Austrade Trade and Investment Commissioner in the Netherlands.

Austrade Amsterdam

Level 9, Suite 9.12

Parnassusweg 819 

Amsterdam LZ 1082 


Australian economic news and information

The Trade, Investment and Economic section of the Australian Embassy in the Netherlands maintains a LinkedIn page where you can find the latest news, articles, links and information about doing business with Australia.  Follow us to keep up to date on Australia's business and investment climate.

Trade with Australia: Import and Export

Australian Customs

For more information on customs controls, import and export requirements, and tarriff classifications, check with the Australian Border Force at

For information on any ABF matter, visit the website or contact ABF at

Checking import conditions: BICON 

Specific information on import conditions for more than 20,000 plant, animal, microbial, mineral and human products can be found in BICON, a searchable database maintained by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. For questions relating to BICON, please contact the Department directly.


OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The Australian Government encourages Australian enterprises operating overseas and multinational enterprises operating in Australia to observe the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Guidelines provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a variety of areas, including:

  • human rights;

  • employment and industrial relations;

  • environment;

  • combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion;

  • consumer interests;

  • science and technology;

  • competition; and

  • taxation.

The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) promotes the use of the OECD Guidelines and contributes to the resolution of issues relating to their implementation, including facilitating access to conciliation services.