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.

Comments Sought on Imported Food Regs

The Department of Agriculture (DAWR) has commenced a period of public consultation as part of the review of Imported Food Control Regulations.

Queensland Lychee Industry Cracks Overseas Markets

The Australian lychee industry ends 2016 triumphantly as it exports its first air shipment to USA ex Brisbane Airport, although the lucrative China market remains just out of grasp.

Claiming Preferential Duty Rates on Chinese Goods

If you import from China you need to know the latest Customs requirements for ChAFTA Certificates Of Origin.

How Shipping Was Reshaped in 2016

In early November we reported on major changes affecting shipping services to and from China and Japan. The year ends with more alliances that should improve the shipping sector in 2017.

Storm’s Effect on Brisbane Port and Airport

Shipping containers were scattered like toy building blocks and small planes broke free from their chocks as a severe storm generated cyclonic winds in Brisbane on Sunday.

Removing the ‘De Minimis’ Level for GST on Imports

The Government has released draft legislation that would amend the GST law to give effect to the 2016-17 Budget decision to apply GST to low value goods imported by consumers.

Major Shipping Changes to/from Japan & China

Shipping services between Australia and both Japan & China are undergoing a major shake-up, with two new entities emerging onto the scene.

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