The Department of Agriculture & Water Resources has issued an industry advice notice regarding the importation of used machinery, equipment and parts.
Importers, customs agents and brokers have been advised that from 16 June, 2016, an import permit will no longer be required, a change that coincides with the commencement of the Biosecurity Act 2015.
How does this affect you?
If you’re an importer of used machinery, equipment and parts, then you will no longer need to obtain a permit. The aim of the new arrangment is to reduce costs and regulatory burden to importers.
BICON was updated on 16 June to reflect the change.
Your opportunity to contribute to revised import conditions
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has commenced a review into the management of biosecurity risks associated with imported used machinery and equipment, which may result in further changes to import conditions for these goods.
A discussion paper is expected to be released in July/August 2016 outlining the proposed changes and affected stakeholders will be invited to provide comment.
Any enquiries regarding this change, please contact your 20Cube team for more information.