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Qantas Retires Its Jumbo Jets

Yesterday, 13 July, Qantas flew the first of three special farewell flights for its Boeing 747. The remaining two flights will take place in Brisbane (Wednesday) and Canberra (Friday).

Customs Duty Reductions From 01 July

Customs Duty has been reduced on certain commodities as from 01 July under the Expanded Information Technology Agreement, including loudspeakers and radio receivers.

Amazon’s First Robotic Centre

As it starts building its new FBA centre in Brisbane, Amazon Australia this week announced that it also plans to open its first Robotics Fulfilment Centre in Sydney.

Imports and Exports Both Slump

The value of imports and exports of goods both declined in May 2020, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) preliminary international trade in goods figures.

Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement

This week Australia and the UK announced talks towards an FTA that aims to reduce trade tariffs and provide increased recognition for professional standards will begin on 29 June.

End of Asian Gypsy Moth Season

DAWE has issued formal notice ending the Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) season, a week after the Stink Bug (BMSB) season also closed. They are already preparing for the next cycle.

Getting Airfreight Moving Again

With the assistance of the IFAM initiative, airfreight is being kept moving in and out of Queensland following the damaging impact of the Coronavirus.

Brisbane Airport Ready for Take-Offs

Brisbane Airport welcomes the return of Qatar Airways, providing much needed space for perishable exports, as preparations also continue for the opening of the airport’s new runway.

COVID-19 Used as Cover for Illegal Imports

The ABF is finding cases of COVID-19 related goods being used by unscrupulous importers as a cover for illegal substances such as methamphetamines.

China Fires First Shots in Trade Tensions

Trade tensions have emerged over barley and meat exports to China as it fires its first shots in a diplomatic row that could rip hundreds of millions of dollars from our agricultural trade.

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