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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.

Qantas Adds Two 747-8F Freighters to Fleet

Qantas Freight has announced it will lease two Boeing 747-8F freighter aircraft, offering greater capacity and improved efficiency for its global freight customers.

Easter Could Mean Extra Costs

Over the 11-day period between 19 and 28 April, transport operators only have 3 days available to dehire empty containers at ECPs, meaning possible extra costs for clients.

Easter Holiday Operating Hours

Colless Young will be closed for Easter Holidays from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April, 2019. For import collections and export lodgements during this period, please contact us now.

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