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Medicines or foodstuff? The Full Federal Court decides on the customs treatment

Are vitamins and weight loss supplements marketed as chewable gummies free of customs duty?

The Full Federal Court of Australia (Federal Court) has accepted the assertion that vitamins and weight loss supplements marketed as chewable gummies are classified as medicaments under the Customs Tariff Act 1995 (Cth) and as such, are free of customs duty.In the original matter, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) considered an application to review the tariff classification of two products: pastilles containing vitamins (VitaGummies); and weight loss gummies that contained hydroxycit...

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Authors: Leonie Ferretter, Melissa McCosker

Published Date: 01 February 2019


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