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Australia & NZ Hold CER Talks

The Trade Ministers for both Australia & New Zealand have met to strengthen trans-Tasman economic links under the A-NZ Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (CER).

List of Targeted High Risk Goods for Stink Bug Season

DAWR has issued a list of targeted high risk goods for Brown Marmorated stink bug (BMSB) during the high risk season from 1 September 2018 and 30 April 2019.

Preparing for the Next Stink Bug Season

DAWR is still drafting measures for the 2018/2019 Stink Bug season and will release details soon about applicable goods, countries and specific treatments.

Country of Origin Infringements

The ABF’s seizure of Chinese made pianos which displayed the Australian Made logo is a warning to importers to observe the Trade Marks Act and commerce marking requirements.

DAWR’s ‘Highly Compliant Importer Project’

Importers identified as ‘highly compliant’ by DAWR may be excluded from referral to them when lodging full import declarations for cargo consignments under the new ‘HCIP.’

ABF Issues Reminder on Low Value Goods GST

Home Affairs-ABF has issued a reminder on the new arrangements for GST on goods with a customs value of $1,000 or less (low value goods) imported into Australia from 1st July.

DFAT Releases Details of EU Trade Talks

A trade agreement with the EU will open the door to a market of half a billion consumers and a GDP of US$17.3 trillion - making it one of Australia's biggest trade agreements.

DAWR Says No Permit, No Import

DAWR has issued Industry Advice Notice 62-2018 to importers (and their agents) of goods requiring an import permit, stressing: “No import permit, goods will be exported.”

Export Airfreight Subject to Screening

The ACAS screening program went into effect for airfreight shipments to the U.S. this week, and 100% screening of all international export air cargo will follow next year.

Container Ship Loses Cargo on NSW Coast

There are concerns debris could be washing up on New South Wales beaches for months after a container ship lost dozens of containers in rough seas north of Newcastle.

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