New Biosecurity Legislation in Effect from 16 June 2016

New Biosecurity Legislation in Effect from 16 June 2016

Important changes to Australia’s biosecurity system come into effect on 16 June 2016 with commencement of the Biosecurity Act 2015. The Biosecurity Act 2015 replaces the Quarantine Act 1908. The Biosecurity Act introduces new requirements that will affect how the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources manages the biosecurity risks associated with goods, people and conveyances […]

Update: Australian Trusted Trader Programme

Update: Australian Trusted Trader Programme

T​he Australian T​rusted Trader​ Programme (ATTP)​ seeks to provide trade facilitation benefits to importers and exporters that demonstrate strong security practices and a history of​ ​compliance. As previously advised, the ​ATTP is currently undergoing its pilot phase,and​ ​consists of three phases. Stage 1 had four initial Australian exporters participate and stage 2 targeted a further 20 Australian importers […]

Merger Update: CSCL / COSCO

Merger Update: CSCL / COSCO

CSCL and COSCO have merged, following the integration and restructure of China COSCO, COSCO Pacific, China Shipping Container LINES (CSCL) and China Shipping Development. It’s a merger that will create an organisation that will be one of the world’s four largest container shipping lines. The new entity will have a fleet of 288 container ships, of which 84 […]

Enhanced Project Bylaw Scheme (EPBS) closure

Enhanced Project Bylaw Scheme (EPBS) closure

A recent major announcement from the Australian Government is that the Enhanced Project Bylaw Scheme (EPBS) will be closed. The EPBS provides duty free entry for goods associated with certain large capital projects. For very large projects the scheme was often more efficient than using tariff concession orders.  It was no doubt more popular in an environment […]