ABF NEWSROOM – ABF target asbestos in imported building products

ABF are targeting Asbestos in imported building products. The ABF expects importers to be able to demonstrate that they have undertaken adequate assessment for their goods that are known to be at risk of containing asbestos or are supplied from countries with asbestos-using industries. Asbestos has been detected in building materials such as cement

By |2021-06-30T09:30:11+10:00June 11th, 2021|ABF, News|0 Comments

The need for compliance with anti-dumping obligations

Dumping investigations are increasing for steel and aluminium goods. It is important that importers and exporters are well aware of their obligations. The most important initial task of an importer is to make sure your supplier is aware of the investigation and the importance of being involved.  This will mean that the importer

By |2020-10-26T12:10:59+10:00October 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Federal budget 2020 & international trade

Australia budget 2020 included some initiatives for importers, exporters, freight forwarders and other freight industry participants. We can only hope for further initiatives particular to help our agricultural industries and other importers/exporters that are recovering after the COVID-19 downturn and international trade changes. In an nutshell these include: To make trade more

By |2021-06-30T09:31:14+10:00October 7th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Two arrested and meth in cans of coconut milk seized

Two people have been arrested in Western Sydney and an estimated 600 litres of liquid methamphetamine concealed inside cans of coconut milk has been seized. In August 2020, an air freight consignment with 86 boxes of coconut milk cans arrived into Sydney from Thailand. Australian Border Force (ABF) members examined the consignment and

By |2021-06-30T09:31:23+10:00September 14th, 2020|ABF, News|0 Comments

Commencement of urgent actions for khapra beetle

The urgent actions will be applied to the following plant products (in various raw and physically processed forms for any end use), which have been identified as high-risk: Rice (Oryza sativa) Chickpeas (Cicer arietinum) Cucurbit seed (Cucurbita spp; Cucumis spp. and Citrullus spp.) Cumin seed (Cuminum cyminum) Safflower seed (Carthamus tinctorius) Bean seed (Phaseolus

By |2021-06-30T09:31:34+10:00August 28th, 2020|Dept. of Agriculture, News|0 Comments
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