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New Thai Consulate in Brisbane to Boost Trade

Thailand has joined a group of only six other countries to open a full consulate in Brisbane, following a doubling of trade since the Free Trade Agreement was signed a decade ago.

Inadequate Packing Continues to Invalidate Claims

The decision of a German court to absolve a shipping line from responsibility for damaged cargo reminds shippers of the need to ensure that packaging is adequate for transport.

How Britain’s Exit from EU could affect Cargo Carriers

The EU and the UK are faced with the challenge of establishing a new relationship following the Brexit result, and the world’s principal freight associations predict a long period of uncertainty.

‘Australian Trusted Trader’ Launch Imminent

There are less than 2 weeks to go before the Australian Trusted Trader program officially opens to all Australian international businesses. It is free and voluntary.

Warning on Asbestos in Imported Goods

Following a new report from ASEA about asbestos in imported car parts, DIBP has again urged importers to ensure they are aware of the restrictions on products containing asbestos.

The Future of Trade & Logistics with Taiwan

With the recent election of Taiwan’s first female president Tsai Ing-Wen, business leaders are anxious to reassure their trading partners that it’s ‘business as usual.’

Changes to Import Permits & Conditions

With the commencement of the new Biosecurity Act in June, importers are advised of upcoming changes to import conditions and reminded of the need for an import permit on the arrival of goods in Australia.

New Biosecurity Legislation Starts 16th June

Back in January we reported on the drafting of the new Biosecurity Regulation – now it is less than a month away.

Experts to Unite in IoT-Themed TOC 2016

The impact of digitisation and the Internet of Things on shipping & the global container supply chain will be a major theme at the 40th TOC forum this June in Hamburg, Germany.

The Budget Imposes GST on Low Value Imports

GST will be extended to low value import transactions from 1 July 2017, in addition to Customs duty already payable.

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