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Senate Inquiries into Australian Shipping

The Senate is conducting inquiries into Australian shipping and its interaction with other modes of transport, along with ports, crews and maritime safety.

Port of Brisbane Embraces SEQ City Deal

The Port of Brisbane authority has welcomed this week’s release of the ‘SEQ City Deal Proposition’ which includes supercharging the network with a Port to Inland Rail connection.

Interim Measures for Fumigation Changes

DAWR has issued interim measures for inspection of containers that have been treated with sulfuryl fluoride fumigation, allowing unpack without a biosecurity officer present.

Importers of Gym Equipment Busted

Four men have been charged following the importation of a consignment purporting to be gym equipment from Malaysia via air cargo found to contain more than 150 kg of heroin.

Information for Perishable Cargo Exporters

AMSD has issued a fact sheet for exporters of perishable goods regarding Phytosanitary Inspections after Air Cargo has been Security Cleared.

Keeping Australia Free from African Swine Fever

In response to the recent spread of African Swine Fever, DAWR has increased its border activities and seized products at international airports and mail centres.

Clearance of Flowers for Upcoming Holidays

DAWR has issued advice for the import clearance of fresh cut flowers and foliage consignments on the Australia Day long weekend and Valentine’s Day.

Free Trade Agreements Boost Agri-Exports

Agricultural exporters have welcomed tariff cuts as new free trade arrangements take effect this week under the revived Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP-11).

Reminder of New Air Cargo Screening

DAWR has issued a reminder notice of new air cargo security rules which will require piece-level screening for all consignments exported from Australia as from 1st March 2019.

Continuing BMSB Stink Bug Problems

DAWR continues to confront biosecurity issues caused by BMSB (Stink Bugs) as they suspend another offshore treatment provider, and direct a vessel to leave Australia.

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