Heavy Fine for Biosecurity Breaches

A Brisbane company and its director have been fined for offences relating to “dealing with landed cargo in quarantine” for imported containers of meat.

Tariff & Duty Rate Changes Come into Force

Customs amendments to the working tariff and preferential duty rates, as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, are coming into force over the holiday period.

Christmas Operating Hours

We will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. If you have shipments due over the holiday season and are going away, talk to us now and we’ll find a solution to suit you.

New Agenda For Doing Business Overseas

The Government has ramped up its support to Australian companies doing business overseas, launching its new Economic and Commercial Diplomacy Agenda.

Change to Biosecurity Levy Collection

DAWR advised this week that the proposed ‘stevedore collection model’ has changed to a Biosecurity Levy against vessel owners, operators or their agents.

China Takes on Australia Over Dumping

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.

ABF Increasing Cooperation with Indonesia

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has concluded several days of strategic talks with Indonesian counterparts, discussing issues of trade enforcement and border protection.

New Screening Rules for Air Exports

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.

Enforcement of Biosecurity for Animal Imports

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 Joins Major Trade Agreement

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.

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