Consolidated TPP Text – Australia’s Schedule of Commitments for Temporary Entry for Business Persons

The following sets out Australia’s commitments in accordance with Article 12.4 (Grant of Temporary Entry) in respect of the temporary entry of business persons.

A. Business Visitors

Australia extends its commitments under this category to each Party that has made commitments under any of the following headings:

Description of Category

Definition:

Business Visitors comprise:

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

B. Installers and Servicers

Australia extends its commitments under this category to each Party that has either made commitments:

Description of Category

Definition:

A business person who is an Installer or Servicer of machinery or equipment, where such installation or servicing by the supplying enterprise is a condition of purchase under contract of the said machinery or equipment, and who must not perform services which are not related to the service activity which is the subject of the contract.

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

Entry is for periods of stay up to a maximum of three months.

C. Intra-Corporate Transferees

Australia extends its commitments under this category to each Party that has made commitments under the heading of “Intra-Corporate Transferees”.

In accordance with, and subject to, Australia’s laws and regulations, Australia shall, upon application, grant the right of temporary entry, movement and work to the accompanying spouse or dependants of a business person that is granted temporary entry or an extension of temporary stay under these commitments

Description of Category

Definition:

A business person employed by an enterprise of another Party established and lawfully and actively operating in Australia, who is transferred to fill a position in the parent, branch, subsidiary or affiliate of that enterprise in Australia, and who is:

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

Temporary entry of business persons is subject to employer sponsorship. Full details of employer sponsorship requirements, including the list of eligible occupations for sponsorship, are available on the website of the Australian government department responsible for immigration matters (as at entry into force, the address of that website was www.border.gov.au). Sponsorship requirements, including eligible occupations, may change from time to time.

D. Independent Executives

Australia extends its commitments under this category to each Party that has made commitments for the temporary entry of a business person for at least up to a maximum of 12 months under any of the following headings:

In accordance with, and subject to, Australia’s laws and regulations, Australia shall, upon application, grant the right of temporary entry, movement and work to the accompanying spouse or dependants of a business person that is granted temporary entry or an extension of temporary stay under these commitments.

Description of Category

Definition:

Business persons whose work responsibilities match the description set out below and who intend, or are responsible for, the establishment in Australia of a new branch or subsidiary of an enterprise which has its head of operations in the territory of another Party and which has no other representative, branch or subsidiary in Australia. Independent Executives will be responsible for the entire or a substantial part of the enterprise’s operations in Australia, receiving general supervision or direction principally from higher level executives, the board of directors or stockholders of the enterprise, including directing the enterprise or a department or subdivision of it; supervising and controlling the work of other supervisory, professional or managerial employees; and having the authority to establish goals and policies of the department or subdivision of the enterprise.

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

Temporary entry of business persons is subject to employer sponsorship. Full details of employer sponsorship requirements, including the list of eligible occupations for sponsorship, are available on the website of the Australian government department responsible for immigration matters (as at entry into force, the address of that website was www.border.gov.au). Sponsorship requirements, including eligible occupations, may change from time to time.

Entry of business persons is for periods of stay up to a maximum of two years.

Temporary entry of spouses and dependants is for the same period as the business persons concerned.

E. Contractual Service Suppliers(Including Independent Professionals and Specialists)

Australia extends its commitments under this category to each Party that has made commitments under any of the following headings:

In accordance with, and subject to, Australia’s laws and regulations, Australia shall, upon application, grant the right of temporary entry, movement and work to the accompanying spouse or dependants of a business person that is granted temporary entry or an extension of temporary stay under these commitments.

Description of Category

Definition:

Business persons with trade, technical or professional skills and experience who are assessed as having the necessary qualifications, skills and work experience accepted as meeting the domestic standard in Australia for their nominated occupation, and who are:

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

Temporary entry of business persons is subject to employer sponsorship. Full details of employer sponsorship requirements, including the list of eligible occupations for sponsorship, are available on the website of the Australian government department responsible for immigration matters (as at entry into force, the address of that website was www.border.gov.au). Sponsorship requirements, including eligible occupations, may change from time to time.

Entry of business persons is for periods of stay up to 12 months, with the possibility of further stay.

Temporary entry of spouses and dependants is for the same period as the business persons concerned.

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