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Sea Cargo Reporting Requirements and Inspection Arrangements (Replacing ACCA 2009/04 and ACCA 2012/18)
2 September 2022
Sea Cargo Reporting Requirements and Inspection Arrangements (Replacing ACCA 2009/04 and ACCA 2012/18) Official Notice https://www.abf.gov.au/help-and-support-subsite/CustomsNotices/2022-38.pdf This notice replaces Australian Customs Cargo Advices 2009/04 and 2012/18. It does not change any existing legislative requirements for sea cargo reporting and inspection arrangements. Background The Australian Border Force (ABF) plays an important role at airports and seaports, protecting Australia’s border and enabling legitimate trade and travel. The Australian Border Force looks for items that could put Australia’s security, economy, environment or...
2022/23 Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
25 August 2022
What's New 1 August 2022 Emerging risk countries - China and UK only Chapters 94 and 95 will be subject to random inspections for emerging risk countries 120 hours policy been amended for goods that have been rolled (with evidence) Inspect (unpack) Inspections instead of Secure Seals intact inspections at Approved Arrangements   BMSB seasonal measures will apply to targeted goods manufactured in or shipped from target risk countries, that have been shipped between 1 September and 30 April (inclusive), and to vessels that berth, load, or tranship from target risk countries within the same period. Note: The shi...
Virtual inspections ~ A new way of doing business
25 August 2022
Eligible surveillance food referred for label and visual inspection can now be inspected virtually.
During a virtual inspection an authorised officer from the department connects with an importer (or representative) in real time using Microsoft Teams to conduct the inspection remotely. These inspections reduce delays, allowing for continuity of supply for food importers (and parties operating on behalf of these importers, such as third-party distribution centres).
To participate, an importer (or representative) should email the department at IFIS-InspectionSupport@awe.gov.au.
The department will then:
• send you the eligibility checklist for v...
Little Sign of Improvement for Port Congestion
17 February 2022
News from Splash247.com Container shipping analysts around the world have this week been providing updates on the global port congestion picture with shippers told to brace for further hindrances going into Q2. Asia-based Linerlytica pointed out today that while congestion has eased this week in most parts of Asia, it continues to escalate in North America, with both west and east coast ports reaching new record highs during the past seven days. “While the media focus is on the reduction in the vessel queue in Los Angeles/Long Beach, the reality is the overall containership queue at US ports remain at a record high. The reduction in LA/LB was...
Freight Forwarder/Customs Broker Relationship Moving from Transactional to Solutions by IFCBAA
16 September 2021
There are several moving parts impacting COVID-hit global supply chains with higher costs and longer lead times - including the demand and supply of vessel capacity, ports congestion, schedule reliability, manpower and equipment shortages - which are difficult for government authorities to control or legislate change. The situation is leading to a change in behaviour of shippers whereby a solutions-driven approach is necessary to maintain supply chain resilience. Today’s The Loadstar article A perfect supply chain storm: 'we must hunker down, collaborate and ride it out' highlights this situation and the changing market landscape of ...
Documentary requirements for fumigation certificates for imported goods
29 July 2021
152-2021: Documentary requirements for fumigation certificates for imported goods 13 July 2021 Who does this notice affect? Clients in the import and shipping industries including freight forwarders, importers and customs brokers associated with imported goods and containers. What has changed? The Minimum documentary and import declarations requirements policy sets the requirements for documents submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for assessment of the biosecurity risk of goods imported into Australia. This includes requirements for certification related to treatments conducted in exporting countries to mitiga...
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