During the Australian Prime Minister’s visit to Indonesia this week, both countries inched closer to the ratification of the IA-CEPA and a Free Trade Agreement.
The ABF issues a consultation paper on Australia’s maturation requirements for imported brandy, whisky and rum, inviting opinion from importers and members of the public.
The DoA has issued an advice to importers and agents about changed conditions for importing chicken meat, chicken eggs, chicken meat products and pet food from NZ.
On 01 July 2019, it became illegal for anyone to import tobacco without a permit, but that hasn’t stopped imports cleverly packaged, concealed in wooden doors or disguised as tea.
Tariff Concession Orders are available for eligible imported parts or components, but goods must precisely match the TCO description and tariff classification.
The Department of Agriculture (DoA) has issued notice 150-2019 offering guidance to importers, freight forwarders and customs brokers about effective treatment for Stink Bugs.
Australia is now following up with its domestic treaty-making processes to bring the A-HKFTA into force, in the face of changing conditions in Hong Kong.
The growth of world merchandise trade volumes during the third quarter of 2019 is lower than the previous report and signals that trade growth is likely to remain weak.
Transport companies and freight forwarders are being reminded of the Chain of Responsibility (CoR), with the warning to load properly or face the consequences.
The Department of Agriculture has issued an update for Australian importers concerning the upcoming Stink Bug season, which will commence once again on 1st September.