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Imported Prawn Update

Enhanced import conditions are facilitating the safe trade in uncooked prawns while Australia undertakes a review of our import conditions for prawns and prawn products.

World's First Autonomous Train in WA

Two weeks ago we reported on the advent of unmanned ships – now mining corp Rio Tinto has given the world its first fully-autonomous freight train, operating in Western Australia.

New Air Services Connecting Brisbane to China

Brisbane Airport has secured more direct flights to China’s largest markets, opening new export opportunities.

Unmanned Ghost Ships of the Future

First it was pilotless drones, then driverless cars and soon unmanned ‘ghost’ ships will add another logistical mode of transport to the human-less product delivery chain.

DAWR Adds Denmark to Prawn Import List

DAWR has announced the addition of Denmark to the list of countries able to meet Australia’s enhanced import conditions for uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn products.

Citrus Helps Boost Australian Exports

As exporters try to gauge the impact of the FTA with China, that country has for the first time become our number one market for citrus fruit.

WTO - Trade Indicator Points Upwards

The WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) suggests that global merchandise trade growth will continue to strengthen in the third quarter of 2017.

Increased Security at Australian Cargo Facilities

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has increased security measures at Australian cargo facilities and international mail gateways following recent counter-terrorism operations.

Stink Bug Season is Back

The annual Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Season is upon us, and DAWR has plans to manage the risk of infestations in sea cargo shipped to Australia from the USA and Italy.

ABF to Retain Trade Facilitation Role

Under the new Home Affairs Portfolio, the Australian Border Force (ABF) will retain its trade facilitation role and further enhance its engagement with industry.

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