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Maersk Shipping Acquires Hamburg Süd

On 30th November Maersk Transport & Logistics’ acquisition of Hamburg Süd received final approval by the competition authorities in all relevant jurisdictions globally.

Australia-China Trade MRA Signed

This week the respective Customs ministers of Australia and China signed a landmark Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) at Parliament House in Canberra.

Calls to Strengthen Air Security

The International Air Transport Association has called for aviation security to be further strengthened by addressing key areas of concern.

Stevedores Impose Infrastructure Fees

As concerns grow in our industry about new fees being levied by stevedores, the ACCC this month has released its Container Stevedoring Monitoring Report for the past year.

Peru-Australia FTA Announced

The Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement signed on Friday will eliminate nearly all tariffs faced by Australian exporters in a boost to our sugar industry, farmers and mining services.

Containerised Drugs from Mexico Thwarted

The arrest of four people today, who attempted to smuggle drugs into Australia in a shipping container, has highlighted the sophistication of transnational crime networks.

How China's Power Transfer Affects Australia

Xi Jinping, on confirmation of his second 5-year term, said China had entered a ‘new era’ and, for a major trading partner like Australia, there are signals of potential economic impact.

Mega Container Ship Docks in Brisbane

The Port of Brisbane is playing host to the 'Susan Maersk,' the longest container ship to ever visit Queensland.

Changes to Imports that Contain Feathers

DAWR has finalised a review of feathers and manufactured articles containing feathers and some changes have been made to associated import conditions.

How Domestic Security Measures Affect Imports

This week the ABF outlined how updated data are shaping the means by which the goods compliance function is to be delivered across government and industry.

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