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Changes to Import Requirements for Used Machinery, Used Equipment & Used Parts

The Department of Agriculture & Water Resources has issued an industry advice notice regarding the importation of used machinery, equipment and parts. Importers,…
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Import permits required prior to arrival of goods

Reminder: Import permits required prior to arrival of goods

With the commencement of the new Biosecurity Act 2015 on 16 June 2016, importers are reminded of the need to obtain any relevant…
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China Australia

AADA increases China-Australia rate US$300/TEU from July 1

Member lines of the Asia Australia Discussion Agreement (AADA) will levy a US$300 per TEU rate increase from July 1 on cargo from mainland China…
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AADA bunker surcharge rises to US$150/TEU, $300/FEU on June 18

Member lines of the Asia Australia Discussion Agreement (AADA) have increased the bunker surcharge US$150 per TEU and US$300 per FEU for dry…
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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…
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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…
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Protect or Perish

Protect or Perish – The Quandry for Government in a Free-Trade World

The recent announcement that steel producer Arrium was moving into voluntary administration threw up a number of comments that many of its problems…
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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…
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Enhanced Project Bylaw Scheme

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…
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Container Weight

Container Weight: Who is responsible for VGM?

In January of 2015, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require - as a…
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