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The Government has ramped up its support to Australian companies doing business overseas, launching its new Economic and Commercial Diplomacy Agenda.
DAWR advised this week that the proposed ‘stevedore collection model’ has changed to a Biosecurity Levy against vessel owners, operators or their agents.
This week China launched its first ever anti-dumping investigation against Australia, targeting barley exports – but mainly in retaliation against our own anti-dumping measures.
The Australian Border Force (ABF) has concluded several days of strategic talks with Indonesian counterparts, discussing issues of trade enforcement and border protection.
From 1st March 2019, before air cargo is uplifted onto an outbound international aircraft, it must be examined at ‘piece-level’ by a Regulated Air Cargo Agent.
While DAWR works hard to ensure all international Melbourne Cup contenders are free of exotic pests and diseases, another celebrity tries to bring in an undocumented dog.
Australia was accepted into the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) last week, meaning we can compete for government contracts in more markets around the world.
In August two bills were presented to the Lower House to implement our obligations under the TPP-11; they were referred to the Senate Committee for report by 10th October.
From January 2020, the maritime industry is set to face great changes as vessels will only be allowed to use fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5 percent.