Customs Watch partnerships
Customs Watch is dedicated to building strong partnerships underpinned by mutual trust, confidence and genuine commitment.
Key partners of the Customs Watch program are industry members that are involved in the movement of goods and people across the Australian border. Industry members include customs brokers, freight forwarders, shipping companies, warehouses and depots, airlines and transport companies.
Customs and Border Protection encourages any company that operates in the international trade or transport sectors to join the Customs Watch program.
Customs Watch also values its partnerships with community groups and individuals who observe suspicious activities in their local environments. These groups include accommodation providers, coast guard volunteers, radio operators, 4WD clubs, marina operators and residents of coastal communities.
Customs and Border Protection encourages any individual or group that identifies suspicious border activity to make contact with the Customs Watch program.
Customs Watch members agree to:
- Provide timely information about any unusual or suspicious incidents of interest to Customs and Border Protection
- Work with Customs and Border Protection in the development of consultative and cooperative working arrangements, and
- Constantly monitor and improve their internal security
In turn Customs and Border Protection agrees to:
- Provide awareness sessions and advice on matters relating to security and drug interdiction, and
- Participate in and encourage the development of consultative and cooperative working arrangements.