ABF Goods Compliance Update

The latest edition of the Home Affairs - ABF Goods Compliance Update contains a number of feature articles covering Cargo Reporting, Import and Export Declarations performance.

Import Prohibition on Tobacco

From 1st July 2019, tobacco will become a prohibited import. Importers will be required to have a permit for certain tobacco products, including cigarettes, but excluding cigars.

Dept Agriculture Name Change

After the federal election in May 2019, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources was renamed the Department of Agriculture.

DAWR Announces Measures for Next BMSB Season

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has announced their measures to counter the BMSB during the next Stink Bug season, 2019-2020.

High Court Decision on Holding Dutiable Goods

The High Court has unanimously held that persons who have the de facto ability to keep dutiable goods safely, without passing into home consumption before payment, must do so.

Stink Bug Season Has Officially Ended

On 30 April 2019, the Stink Bug season concluded. Goods shipped from risk countries on or after 01 May 2019 will no longer be subject to the BMSB seasonal measures.

Deliveries with Driverless Electric Trucks

In a step toward commercialising autonomous technology on public roads, a logistics company has begun making deliveries with a driverless electric truck called the T-Pod.

Prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Australia must stay relevant in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, or Industry 4.0, according to a report to be launched today. It will affect manufacturers, traders and logistics providers.

Import Food Control Certificates

Importers of food must be aware of Food Control Certificates, which are directions issued by DAWR referring a shipment for inspection under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme.

Australia Resists China’s BRI Initiative

China just hosted its second BRI Forum reviving silk trade routes within Asia/Europe & adding new links in Africa & South America but it’s unlikely that Australia will ever join in.

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