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Compulsory checks of container weights - Shippers to be held responsible.

The UNs’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to make compulsory the verification of the gross weight of loaded containers before their sea transportation, effective 1 July 2016.

Air Cargo - Latest Security Arrangements

To prevent unlawful interference with aviation, the Australian Government has in place measures that require air cargo to be security cleared before it can be loaded on an aircraft.

Boeing Warns about shipments of Lithium-ion Batteries

Contact us before you plan any commercial air shipments containing lithium-ion batteries.

‘Stink Bugs’ pose a very real threat to shipments from USA

Vehicles & machinery from USA will be subject to quarantine regulations during the ‘Stink Bug Season,’ which runs from 1 September 2015 to 30 April 2016.

Government Department Updates

The main Australian Government Depts we deal with are now known as: ABF (for Customs matters) & Dept of Agriculture (for Quarantine matters).

Re-commencing Our News Updates

Regular News will be appearing on this page from July 2015

Quarantine Import Charges to Rise

The Department of Agriculture plans to increase import charges as part of cost recovery measures from the 1st July 2014.

$1000 Duty and GST threshold on Imported Goods

Consignments with a value of less than $1,000 can usually be imported Duty and GST free into Australia.

Vehicle Imports - Changes to CFC Regulations

Customs and the Department of Environment have introduced import permit exclusions relating to the importation of motor vehicles containing CFC's and other synthetic gases.

Public Holidays - Easter and ANZAC Day 2014

Please note that our office will be closed to commemorate the upcoming Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays in Australia.

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