IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 23 Nov 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

 On 30 October 2014, the Australian government amended its rules on the subclass 400 visas. With the latest changes, visa holders may apply for a prolongation after the three-months period expired for another three months. However, the extension will be granted only if a strong business case is made and the applicant may not surpass the stay limit of 6 months within any 12-month period.
The subclass 400 visa is issued to foreigners who would like to travel to Australia for "short-term, highly specialized, non-ongoing work, or participate in non-ongoing cultural or social activities at the invitation of an Australian organization, or in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia's interests." (Deloitte Global InSight, 05.12.2014; cf. Sources)
The new rules came into force on 23 November 2014.
The list of affected trading partners was based on the number of short-term arrivals calculated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and taking into account that about 9% of those arrivals were for business visits. (cf. Sources)

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