Robert has a wealth of experience in customs and indirect tax having managed both customs and forwarding operations within Australia and acted as a senior trade analyst for many blue chip multinational corporations.
Robert’s industry recognised expertise has seen him engaged by both the government agencies and law firms alike as an expert independent witness in matters before the courts. His views on such matters as Government trade policy have been published and his opinions on law reform sought by commissions.
Robert’s expertise also extends to post graduate lecturing, having presented successfully on the circuit for the past 26 years in addition to being engaged by technical institutions & industry peak bodies to develop and write course curriculum.
Robert has been licensed by the Government since 1986, holds a fellowship with the CBFCA and is fully accredited by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. His specialist experience covers all facets of international trade from tariff and valuation to Government assistance and grants, dumping, compliance and duty minimisation with a strong commitment to training in complex customs related matters.