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Federal budget 2020 & international trade

By |2020-10-07T11:32:56+10:00October 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

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

Two arrested and meth in cans of coconut milk seized

By |2020-09-14T14:50:10+10:00September 14th, 2020|ABF|

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

Commencement of urgent actions for khapra beetle

By |2020-08-28T14:02:49+10:00August 28th, 2020|Dept. of Agriculture|

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

BMSB Season Commences 1 September 2020

By |2020-08-28T14:27:38+10:00August 1st, 2020|Dept. of Agriculture|

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) has become Australia’s number one seasonal “hitchhiker” pest and poses a significant risk to Australia’s biosecurity. Each year, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment imposes strict regulations to prevent the BMSB’s presence in Australia, with a failure to comply resulting in costly delays, and possible re-export

ACN 2019/26 LCT Amendments

By |2020-01-15T11:40:31+10:00October 7th, 2019|ABF|

Australia Customs Notice 2019/36 advises the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999 has been amended to remove liability for luxury car tax on cars that are exported and then re-imported following service, repair or refurbishment overseas. Please contact us for further information or assistance. You can view the entire customs notice

BMSB Seasonal Measures 2019-20

By |2020-01-15T11:41:26+10:00May 7th, 2019|Dept. of Agriculture|

The 2019-20 Seasonal measures surrounding the importation of targeted commodities from target risk countries is more expansive than last seasons measures due to the rapid expansion of BMSB throughout Europe and North America. Please contact us before you place an order for your commodities to ensure all measures are in place to prevent re-export

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