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DAWR Updates on Biosecurity Imports Levy

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) last week issued a Q & A paper on the Biosecurity Imports Levy which is due to commence in 2019.

Stink Bug Procedure for 2018 Finalised

This week DAWR has finalised the measures for the 2018-19 Stink Bug risk season, for goods shipped to Australia between 1 September and 30 April.

Record Export Outcome for Australia

Australia's total goods and services exports have reached a record $401 billion for the first time, bolstered by strong export growth to China.

DFAT Pursues Foreign Trade Agreements

The Australian Government is surging ahead with a number of landmark trade strategies, according to media releases from the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) this week.

Changes to Biosecurity Import Conditions

DAWR is amending Biosecurity Goods Determinations from July for certain imports including timber & timber products, sawdust & woodchips, medicinal mushrooms & seeds.

ABF Shuts Down Drug Import Syndicate

A joint operation between the ABF and AFP has intercepted drug imports sent to Australia through the post and carried in luggage, shutting down a European drug syndicate.

ABC’s White Spot Program & DAWR’s Response

DAWR has responded to claims aired on ABC Four Corners Episode ‘Outbreak’, Monday 2nd July 2018, saying “Four Corners White Spot Testing Conclusions Flawed.”

DAWR Ready for Next Stink Bug Season

DAWR has issued Industry Advice Notice 57-2018 in preparation for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season.

How Freight & Supply Chains Will Be in 20 Years

Experts in freight & supply chains have been asked what they expect will be different two decades from now and the big issues are automation, regulation and the environment.

Airline Opens New Options by Code-Sharing

Air New Zealand and Qantas this week today announced plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s domestic networks.

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