Simplified Trade Systems (STS) Industry Advisory Group

Foreign Affairs and Trade
On 5 August 2022, the Minister for Trade and Tourism retained the Industry Advisory Council, following its initial establishment in April 2021 under the former Government. The STS is a whole-of-government microeconomic reform that will enhance Australia’s position as a globally competitive trading nation with strong border, biosecurity, and community protections. It will do this through taking an end-to-end view of the cross-border trade environment and delivering simpler trade rules, more integrated services, increased digitalisation and data sharing, and more streamlined processes. The key role of the IAC is to provide strategic guidance on STS business engagement, and practical business insights to inform whole-of-government STS reforms. The IAC supports business co-design of Australia’s future cross-border trade environment.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    U. Non-Government Body

  • Established By / Under


  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    Y. Non-Government

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    Nishi Building, 2 Phillip Law Street
    Canberra ACT 2601

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Paul Little AO 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
Member Ms. Marika Calfas 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
Member Roger Fletcher 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
Member Mark Kellett 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
Member The Hon Justice Richard White QC 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
Member Michael Schneider 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
Member Julie Coates 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
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