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Compliance with Laws on Imported Timber Products

The Department of Agriculture has issued a statement on the illegal logging laws that affect importers of timber & timber products, pulp, paper and paperboard and furniture.

AFP and ABF Intercept Huge Drug Haul

The AFP and ABF have seized 540 kilograms of methamphetamine in Sydney following a ‘controlled delivery,’ in one of the 10 largest drug hauls in the nation's history.

Update on Green Prawn Suspension

Back on 11th January we reported on the spread of the ‘white spot’ disease in the prawn industry. On 1st March the Department of Agriculture & Water Resources issued an update.

WTO’s ‘TFA’ Enters into Force

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded negotiations on the landmark Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) following ratification by two-thirds of its members (112 out of 164). It entered into force on 22nd February 2017.

Government Introduces GST Amendment

On Thursday 16th February Australia’s Federal Treasurer introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017 into Parliament’s House of Representatives.

ABF’s X-Ray Vision Penetrates Ice

Using hi-tech X-ray equipment that has only been in operation for 4 months, border officials have intercepted a haul of cocaine and ice hidden in a containerload of mining machinery.

Record $3.5B Trade Surplus Fires Economy

A huge rebound in Australia’s commodity exports has delivered a bumper trade surplus of $3.51 billion in December, and is likely to keep doing so for at least the next six months.

Counterfeit Shipping Containers on the Rise

The Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) has issued an alert about increased incidences of counterfeit shipping containers appearing in Australia.

What Customs Found Over Christmas Holidays

While the majority of Australians enjoyed their holiday season, ABF officers continued their 24/7 mission to prevent drug smuggling and protect the Australian community.

Dodgy Importers Threaten Prawn Industry

The importation of green (or raw) prawns into Australia will be suspended following an outbreak of white spot disease in Queensland.

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