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Report Warns of Big Hit to our Exports

An academic paper warns of potential catastrophic consequences of the COVID-19 virus, with a hit to the revenues of Australia’s major export industries, including freight transport.

Department of Agriculture Changes Name

The Departments of Agriculture and Environment have merged to create the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. They issue an update on COVID-19.

The Indonesia-Australia Agreement Signed

The Free Trade Agreement just signed with Indonesia has been billed as a win-win for both nations, with Australia set to profit from lower import tariffs and greater market access.

The Viral Effects on Australia

Australian business is bracing for a second wave of hits from the coronavirus as countries close the door to Chinese tourists and the Chinese economy slows to a near standstill.

Fumigation Chemical Shortage in Singapore

As a chemical shortage in Singapore hinders BMSB methyl bromide fumigation for Australian-bound consignments, DoA says it won't accept any substitute treatments such as phosphine.

Seasonal Update on Stink Bug Control

In response to the rapid expansion of BMSB throughout Europe and North America, DoA has strengthened the seasonal measures to halt the risk of Stink Bugs arriving in Australia.

International Cooperation Helps Nab Smugglers

The ABF, assisted by the cooperation of Customs services in HK, Singapore & Korea, has seized smuggled tobacco worth more than $11 million in evaded duty over the holiday period.

Changes to International Shipping Terms

International shipping terms are known as Incoterms which change every 10 years and are revised again as from 01 January 2020. They act as a guide for your orders and shipping.

Package Assisting Small Exporters

Grants are available under the PASE program to improve market access for small exporters in the dairy, fish, eggs, grain, plant, horticulture, meat and animal product industries.

Illegal Weapons Imports Seized

A man has been charged after an x-ray of imported parcels revealed 300 prohibited weapons including batons, knives and electronic control devices, which were seized by authorities.

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