It has a very shallow integration approach when it comes to non-tariff barriers. They only impose non-discrimination obligations on the nations. The agreements are seen to be obligations rather than standardized regulations or agreements. International standards are advocated by the WTA and the GATT, however the use of international standards are not seen to be that effective as agreements in the past. This practice needs to change primarily.
AUSTRALIAN REGULATORY APPROACH FOR EXPORTING
There are numerous rules and regulations that govern the principles of exporting the good out of Australia. The Australian government does not allow the export of heritage good, endangered wildlife out of the Country. The people need to obtain special permission in order to do so even then precious commodities will not be given any permission. The government has a specified list of items that it will not allow for export and some items that it will marginally allow to be sent out of the country. There needs to be special permission in those cases. There should be an Export Declaration Number for the shipment that carries the good that are to be exported. This is known as the EDN number. This export regulation depends on the customs department of Australia. The shipments that are sent to other countries can be sent only from specified locations in the country. These locations will have all the security parameters to safeguard the interest and safety of the country. The primary notion of the Australian Government is to sell the products that they produce in excess. The initial produce of the government is given to the people living in Australia first. The country has many stringent rules and regulations. In 2011 Nov, the government issued many more mandates for the export trade. These forms of existing stringent rules and regulations could make it appear that Australia is not that export ready for nations. However it is the presence of these different laws when it comes to exporting that protects the nation and hence is useful to regulate exports.