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Consultation on Alcohol Import Standards

The ABF issues a consultation paper on Australia’s maturation requirements for imported brandy, whisky and rum, inviting opinion from importers and members of the public.

Changes to Import of Chicken Products

The DoA has issued an advice to importers and agents about changed conditions for importing chicken meat, chicken eggs, chicken meat products and pet food from NZ.

Importers Try to Defy Tobacco Ban

On 01 July 2019, it became illegal for anyone to import tobacco without a permit, but that hasn’t stopped imports cleverly packaged, concealed in wooden doors or disguised as tea.

Information on Tariff Concession Orders

Tariff Concession Orders are available for eligible imported parts or components, but goods must precisely match the TCO description and tariff classification.

Guidance for BMSB Treatments

The Department of Agriculture (DoA) has issued notice 150-2019 offering guidance to importers, freight forwarders and customs brokers about effective treatment for Stink Bugs.

Working on our FTA with Hong Kong

Australia is now following up with its domestic treaty-making processes to bring the A-HKFTA into force, in the face of changing conditions in Hong Kong.

Revamped Trade Indicator Shows Weak Trade

The growth of world merchandise trade volumes during the third quarter of 2019 is lower than the previous report and signals that trade growth is likely to remain weak.

CoR Reminder to Load Trucks Properly

Transport companies and freight forwarders are being reminded of the Chain of Responsibility (CoR), with the warning to load properly or face the consequences.

Preparing for the New Stink Bug Season

The Department of Agriculture has issued an update for Australian importers concerning the upcoming Stink Bug season, which will commence once again on 1st September.

Mutual Recognition Arrangements

MRAs give your goods priority treatment at the borders of our partner economies, enabling faster processing, more predictability, certainty, and distribution speed to overseas markets.

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