Simplified Trade Systems (STS) Industry Advisory Council

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

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    11

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    Nishi Building, 2 Phillip Law Street
    Canberra ACT 2601
    Australia

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Paul Little AO 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
Member Marika Calfas 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
Member Roger Fletcher OAM 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
Member Mark Kellett 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
Member Richard White 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
Member Michael Schneider 5 August 2022 4 August 2024
Member Mr. Simon Hickey 22 November 2022 21 November 2024
Member Maria Palazzolo 22 November 2022 21 November 2024
Member Kylie Fraser 30 January 2023 29 January 2025
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