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ANTI–DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/102

On 2 March 2018, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of a review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

Summary of key issues, During the week ending 20 June 2018 little to no rainfall was recorded across much of mainland Australia, with falls restricted to the west and south of […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
63-2018 – Mandatory offshore treatment for consignments of used or aged oversize tyres

21 June 2018 – Who does this notice affect?This notice is of relevance to importers, manufacturers, customs brokers and agents involved in the import of consignments of used oversize tyres […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018

Thank Cargo Club of Australia for another great event. A special thanks to all the presenters and organising committee, and of course the attendees. #cargoclubofaustralia

Third Chinese national charged in milking machine ephedrine bust

16-06-2018 – A 25-year-old Chinese national has been arrested in Hobart, becoming the third person charged by Australian Border Force (ABF), over 101 kilograms of ephedrine concealed in cow milking […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
Indonesian man removed over child exploitation material

20-06-2018 –A 65-year-old Indonesian national who arrived into Melbourne airport on Friday 15 June was removed from Australia a day later after child exploitation material was located in his baggage. […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/101

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commission), have initiated a review of the anti-dumping measures (in the form of a dumping duty notice) applying to pineapple fruit […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/100

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain steel reinforcing bar exported to Australia from Indonesia, in so […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/99

The purpose of this public notice is to set out the reasons why I, Dale Seymour, Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) have, on 18 June 2018,2 made a […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/93

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an anti-circumvention inquiry in relation to clear float glass (CFG or the goods) exported to Australia from the Kingdom of […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/87

The purpose of this public notice is to set out the reasons why I, Dale Seymour, Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) have made a preliminary affirmative determination (PAD) […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/78

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) has completed the accelerated review, which commenced on 5 February 2018, of the anti-dumping measures, in the form of a dumping duty […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/75

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission has completed a review, which was initiated on 30 November 2017, of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain deep drawn stainless steel sinks (the […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
62-2018 – No import permit, goods will be exported

19 June 2018 – Who does this notice affect? Importers of goods requiring an import permit, and agents acting on behalf of importers.

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/17

From 13 June 2018, the Customs (Prohibited Imports) (Importation of Hemp Seeds and Hemp Derived Products) Approval 2018 (‘the Approval’) came into effect. The Approval allows the importation of hemp […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
59-2018 – BICON services will be impacted between 23:30 Monday 18th June to 01:30 Tuesday 19th June 2018 (AEST)

18 June 2018 – Who does this notice affect?All clients who will be required to use the Department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) system during this planned maintenance period. Information Due […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
58-2018 – Agriculture Import Management System Unavailable 19:00 Friday 22 June 2018 to 03:00 Saturday 23 June 2018 (AEST)

15-06-2018 -Two men have been arrested by the Queensland Joint Organised Crime Task Force (QJOCTF), following an alleged conspiracy to import 300 kilograms of cocaine into Australia from Peru via […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
Arrests in Queensland and New South Wales over conspiracy to import cocaine

15-06-2018 –Two men have been arrested by the Queensland Joint Organised Crime Task Force (QJOCTF), following an alleged conspiracy to import 300 kilograms of cocaine into Australia from Peru via […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
57-2018 – Preparation for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) risk season

Who does this notice affect? Clients in the import and shipping industries—including freight forwarders, importers and customs brokers—associated with importing goods (that require BMSB treatment) during the BMSB risk season […]

Date Posted: June 22, 2018
55-2018 – Introduction of a new Inspection direction as part of Automatic Entry Processing reform effecting Class 1 and 2 Approved Arrangement sites

14 June 2018 Who does this notice affect? Biosecurity industry participants operating a class 1 or class 2 approved arrangement (AA) site.

Date Posted: June 15, 2018
54-2018 – Changes under the Automatic Entry Processing reform affecting approved arrangements managing non-commodity concerns

14 June 2018 Who does this notice affect? Biosecurity industry participants operating an approved arrangement (AA) broker class 19.1 and 19.2 and AA site holding class 1 approval.

Date Posted: June 15, 2018
Tobacco smuggler flushed out

12-06-2018 –Australian Border Force (ABF) officers arrested a 43-year-old dual Australian/Vietnamese citizen at Melbourne International Airport on Sunday over his alleged involvement in the attempted import of 4.5 million undeclared […]

Date Posted: June 15, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/77

The purpose of this notice is to invite submissions on the Anti-Dumping Commission’s (the Commission) proposal to introduce model control code (MCC) structures for model matching when comparing export prices […]

Date Posted: June 15, 2018
53-2018 – Email configuration change for broker class approved arrangements Class 19.1 Approved Arrangement: Non-commodity for containerised cargo (NCCC) and Class 19.2 Approved Arrangement: Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities (AEPCOMM)

12 June 2018 Who does this notice affect? Biosecurity Industry Participants operating under the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Class 19.1 Approved Arrangement: Non-commodity for containerised cargo (NCCC) and […]

Date Posted: June 15, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: June 15, 2018

As detailed in DIBP Notice No. 2017/38 all customs broker licenses will expire on 30 June 2018. It is recommended that renewals are paid, completed and returned as soon as […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018

  A hardware refresh is required to be undertaken at the Baulkham Hills Data Centre and will require an outage to the ICS between 23:00 AEST Tuesday 03 July and […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018

Please be advised that the ICS will be unavailable for a 5 hour period between Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June 2018. The outage period will be from 23:00 […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/92

This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No.2018/82 and is part of a monthly series advising the status of anti-dumping and countervailing actions that are being undertaken by the Anti-Dumping Commission […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/19

Principles of procedural fairness in respect of information that is potentially adverse to the applicant will be applied and, if information is received that is considered credible, relevant and significant, […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
Boosting trade with Singapore and Canada

Australian Trusted Traders will have an increased competitive edge and better access to global markets with the signing of a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with Singapore, and the Australia-Canada MRA […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
Boost to ABF capabilities on the Eyre Peninsula

07-06-2018 – Locals on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula can expect to see a more visible Australian Border Force (ABF) presence from this week, with a new patrol vessel being deployed to […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/91

Following an application from Hills Limited (the applicant), on 5 April 2018 I initiated an exemption inquiry in relation to certain aluminium extrusions exported to Australia from the People’s Republic […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/8

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an exemption inquiry in relation to certain goods the subject of anti-dumping measures applying to wind towers (the goods) exported […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/86 Public notice under subsection 269TC(4) of the Customs Act 1901

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an investigation following an application lodged by Prysmian Australia Pty Ltd, a manufacturer of certain PVC flat electrical cables in […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/74

The Commissioner of Anti-Dumping Commission has Completed a review, which commenced on 14 July 2017, of the anti dumping measures applying to certain hollow structural sections (the goods) exported to […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
50-2018 – System changes that may impact your eligibility for clearing goods under the Compliance-Based Inspection Scheme

6 June 2018 – Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers (and their customs brokers) of plant products that are currently eligible for the Compliance […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
46-2018 – Update to Class 19.2 Approved Arrangement: Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities (AEPCOMM) requirements (effective 23 June 2018)

4 June 2018 – Who does this notice affect? Biosecurity Industry Participants (BIPs) and accredited persons operating under the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Class 19.2 Approved Arrangement: Automatic […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
52-2018 – Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Biosecurity System and Online Payment Service Unavailable 23:30 Friday 8th June to 04:30 Saturday 9th June 2018 (AEST)

6 June 2018 – Who does this notice affect? All importers and customs brokers who will be required to lodge imported cargo documentation to the department for biosecurity assessment during […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
Flower buff fails to bluff biosecurity officers

Tuesday, 5 June 2018 – A man was convicted and fined $1000 at the Northern Territory Local Court on 15 May 2018 for attempting to smuggle plants, bulbs and seeds […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
Media statement: National response to Citrus canker detection

Friday, 1 June 2018 – Australia has responded swiftly to the recent detections of citrus canker in Northern Territory using established arrangements that are in place to support a rapid, […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
Media statement: Beef imports from Japan

Friday, 1 June 2018 – The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has approved the recommencement of chilled or frozen beef imports from Japan. This follows a comprehensive risk analysis […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
Inquiry into access to Free Trade Agreements by small and medium sized enterprise

On Thursday, 15 February 2018 the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade resolved to inquire into and report on Access to free trade agreements by small and medium sized enterprises. […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Hailed a Success

AFIF 2018 National Conference has been hailed a great success. Delegate numbers were significantly higher than in recent years. The move to a 1 day format held in Sydney was […]

Date Posted: June 8, 2018
20 million cigarettes seized in international operation

01-06-2018 – More than 20 million illicit cigarettes have been seized after a joint operation between the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Taiwan Customs Administration. Earlier this month, the ABF […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/79

On 13 November 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of certain steel pallet racking […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
Civil maritime security patrol in Timor Sea increases Australia-Indonesia collaboration

30-05-2018 –The Australian Border Force (ABF), Indonesian Coast Guard (BAKAMLA) and Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) have completed a tripartite patrol of the Timor Sea, aimed at […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
Adelaide illicit tobacco investigation reveals cannabis crop

28-05-2018 –A large cannabis crop and 1.6 tonnes of illicit tobacco has been seized after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers executed search warrants at properties in Adelaide. On 17 May […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
Illegal catch seized near Saibai Island

26-05-2018 – Sixteen Papua New Guinean (PNG) nationals have been returned to PNG after they were found in the Torres Strait with a catch of mud crabs suspected to have been […]

New patrol vessel for Fremantle

25-05-2018 –The Australian Border Force (ABF) has bolstered its maritime capabilities in Western Australia with the launch of a new Port, Harbour and Coastal (PHC) vessel. The 12.4 metre vessel […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
Man sentenced for importing child exploitation material

25-05-2018  25 May 2018 A 28-year-old Malaysian man has been sentenced to 225 days jail after pleading guilty to importing child pornography. Australian Border Force (ABF) investigators arrested Sei Wei Lau on […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/84

On 12 February 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) initiated a review of the anti-dumping measures applying to deep drawn stainless steel sinks exported to Australia from […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/81

Following an application from Ronih Enterprises Pty Ltd T/A SureGuide Australia (the applicant), on 23 March 2018 I initiated an exemption inquiry in relation to certain hollow structural sections (HSS) […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/68

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain resealable can end closures exported to Australia from Malaysia, the […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
44-2018 – Introduced inspection of cooked prawns

30 May 2018 – Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers of cooked prawns, brokers, biosecurity industry participants and retailers of cooked prawns.

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
43-2018 – Changes to breaded, battered and crumbed prawn import conditions

​30 May 2018 – Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers, brokers, biosecurity industry participants and retailers of breaded, battered and crumbed prawns.

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
42-2018 – Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Biosecurity System and Online Payment Service Unavailable 23:30 Thursday 31st May to 01:30 Friday 1st June 2018 (AEST)

Who does this notice affect? All importers and customs brokers who will be required to lodge imported cargo documentation to the department for biosecurity assessment during this planned outage. All […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
Rare wild cats have arrived, feline well

A rare and unusual species of wild cat native to Africa can now be seen in Australia, with biosecurity officers playing a key role in ensuring the cats arrived safely […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
Budding biosecurity risk uprooted in Brisbane

Australia’s biosecurity officers have uncovered a significant plant risk at Brisbane Airport, after a passenger was found to be carrying concealed citrus budwood in the inner tubing of a tyre. […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
The Budget is released and details begin to emerge

The Australian Federal Budget for the 2018/2019 year was announced in Parliament on 8 May 2018. Individual summaries for portfolios can be found at the relevant websites for the portfolio agencies. The […]

Date Posted: June 1, 2018
Summary of key issues

• During the week ending 23 May 2018 little to no rainfall was recorded across much of mainland Australia, with falls being restricted to the north-east of Queensland and the […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
Melbourne man arrested over 10 tonne illicit tobacco haul

25-05-2018 – The Australian Border Force (ABF) has arrested a Melbourne man over the alleged importation of around 10 tonnes of illicit tobacco into Australia, which represents an estimated $10 […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
Catch of the day – man arrested after 59 kilogram cocaine seizure

24-05-2018 – A 48-year-old Sydney man has been charged for his alleged role in the importation of 59 kilograms of cocaine concealed in two shipping containers. The cocaine has a […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
Malaysian woman charged with importing four kilograms of meth

24-05-2018 – A 21-year-old Malaysian woman has been charged with importing approximately four kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in two portable electric cooktop stoves through Melbourne International Airport. Australian Border Force […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/80

Introduction  The purpose of this notice is to set out the reasons why I, Dale Seymour, Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) have made a preliminary affirmative determination (PAD) […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/70

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission has completed a review, which commenced on 24 November 2017, of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain consumer pineapple (the goods) exported to Australia […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/69

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) has completed the accelerated review, which commenced on 16 January 2018, of the anti-dumping measures in the form of a dumping duty […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/067

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission have completed the exemption inquiry no. EX055 in relation to certain goods which are the subject of anti-dumping measures applying to aluminium […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
Media statement: Single Canine Influenza Virus positive test result at Victorian PEQ

A dog recently imported into Australia has tested positive to Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) at the Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) facility at Mickleham in Victoria. The infected dog has been isolated […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
Department’s response to McCarthy review

​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources supports the recommendations made by Dr Michael McCarthy in his review of live sheep exports to the Middle East during the northern summer […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Kicks Off Tonight Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

All systems GO! All is in readiness for AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner kicking off tonight with the Welcome Reception, followed by the Conference Sessions and Gala Dinner […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
Licensed Customs Broker, Will you be our First Full time Cockroach?

You will have a minimum of 5 years Licencing experience, be Cargowise proficient, capable of developing high output, efficient and compliant systems. Open to constant improvement and process changes through use […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
Planned Maintenance

Planned Maintenance – The Home Affairs website will be unavailable due to maintenance on Wednesday 23 May from 5:30 am – 6:30 am AEST During this time users requiring access […]

Date Posted: May 25, 2018
Man charged after $8 million worth of heroin seized

18-05-2018 -\A joint investigation undertaken by NSW Police Force and the Australian Border Force (ABF) through Strike Force Weenamana has resulted in the identification of 16kg of heroin imported from […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
ABF joins domestic counterparts to tackle meth supply

17-05-2018 –The Australian Border Force (ABF) has again supported Operation Vitreus, a week-long operation coordinated by the National Methylamphetamine Strategy Group, to target and disrupt the supply of methylamphetamine in […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING ACTIONS – STATUS REPORT AT 30 APRIL 2018

This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No.2018/61 and is part of a monthly series advising the status of anti-dumping and countervailing actions that are being undertaken by the Anti-Dumping Commission […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
Department’s response to McCarthy review

​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources supports the recommendations made by Dr Michael McCarthy in his review of live sheep exports to the Middle East during the northern summer […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner – 1 Week to Go!

All is taking shape for a fantastic AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner to be held in Sydney at the Novotel Sydney, Brighton Beach.  Registration places have grown strongly […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

During the week ending 16 May 2018 little to no rainfall was recorded across much of mainland Australia, with falls being restricted to south-eastern corner of the country. Temperatures continued […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
Illegal tropical rock lobster haul seized in Torres Strait

16-05-2018 –Three Papua New Guinean (PNG) nationals have had their fishing boat confiscated and have been returned to PNG after they were found with a haul of tropical rock lobster […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
Commonwealth Games visa overstayers

16-05-2018 –While the vast majority of individuals who came to Australia for the Commonwealth Games have already departed, the Australia Border Force (ABF) is aware that some individuals have remained […]

CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
IFN 03-18 – Country of Origin Labelling from 1 July 2018

The two year transition period for the food industry to migrate from the country of origin labelling requirements contained within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to the Country of […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
Cannabis oil reminder following spike in seizures

15-05-2018 –Following a national spike in attempted cannabis oil imports, the Australian Border Force (ABF) is reminding consumers that it remains illegal to import cannabis products from overseas. Recent law […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
Victorian man charged with child exploitation material offences

11-05-2018 – A 40-year-old man from Hampton Park faced court today after being charged by Victorian Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET) officers for alleged child exploitation. On Friday morning, 4 May […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/76

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commission) have initiated a review of the anti-dumping measures applying to pineapple fruit – food service and industrial pineapple (FSI pineapple […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
Last biosecurity beagle on Aussie mainland retires after 63 (doggo) years of service

Today we celebrate the retirement of the last biosecurity beagle on mainland Australia, highlighting the successful 25-year history of beagles safeguarding our country from exotic pests and diseases. Head of […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/15

Goods and Services Tax on low value imported goods – Claiming a GST refund This notice should be read in conjunction with Department of Home Affairs Notices 2018/13 and 2018/14. […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/13

Goods and Services Tax on low value imported goods – Use of the GST-paid exemption code This notice should be read in conjunction with Department of Home Affairs Notices 2018/13 […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/13

Goods and Services Tax on low value imported goods From 1 July 2018, goods with a customs value of AUD1,000 or less (low value goods) may attract the Goods and […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
High Court opens the way to an appeal on liability for amounts equivalent to duty

Those operating premises licensed for the handling and retention of goods ‘under customs control’ face a number of significant challenges: 1. the licensing regime is rigorous, setting high standards on those […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
AFIF CONFERENCE 2018

AFIF is once again looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner to be held at the Novotel, Brighton Beach, Sydney.

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
Commissioner Appointment

The Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Inc (CBFCA) is pleased to congratulate Mr. Michael Outram APM on his appointment to the position of Commissioner of the Australian Border […]

Date Posted: May 18, 2018
JOCG charges three men over 200kg Ice shipment

10-05-2018 – A NSW Joint Organised Crime Group (JOCG) investigation into a 200-kilogram shipment of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) hidden inside machinery yesterday resulted in the arrest of three men in […]

Date Posted: May 11, 2018
ABF pups are looking for new homes – fur real!

10-05-2018  The Australian Border Force (ABF) is urgently searching for volunteer foster carers to provide a home for the next generation of Detector Dogs. The ABF Detector Dog Program plays […]

Date Posted: May 11, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/072

On 24 November 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice (initiation notice) announcing the initiation of two reviews of anti-dumping measures relating to certain consumer pineapple […]

Date Posted: May 11, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for the goods described are invited to lodge a submission in writing in an approved form. Submissions […]

Date Posted: May 11, 2018
‘Best (act) Before’ Country of Origin food labelling deadlines are enforceable

From 1 July 2018 food businesses must comply with labelling requirements set out by the Australian Government which aim to provide consumers with greater transparency on the origin of their […]

Date Posted: May 11, 2018
Federal Government Announces Port Botany Rail Duplication Funding Go Ahead

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this morning announced $400 million Federal Government funding of the Port Botany Rail Duplication and Cabramatta passing loop. The announcement is part of an infrastructure investment […]

Date Posted: May 11, 2018
41-2018 – Conclusion of Burnt Pine Longicorn (BPL) Beetle Vessel Inspections

4 May 2018 Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to relevant international vessel masters, shipping agents and importers of timber and timber products. What has changed? […]

Date Posted: May 11, 2018
Single Touch Payroll: What you need to know

Employers with 20 or more employees at 1 April 2018 must use standard business reporting-enabled software from 1 July 2018. The head count for ’20 employees’ includes full-time, part-time, casuals […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
Freezing orders granted in a case involving theft by CFO against transport company

Earlier this month in MWP Transport Pty Ltd & Ors v Kent & Ors[2018] NSWSC 300, the Supreme Court of New South Wales granted a transport company a freezing order over […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
Human Resources responsibilities in implementing new Chain of Responsibility law

Changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) are due to take effect in mid-2018. These changes relate to new inclusions to Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws, and resemble the […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
The risks in ending an employment contract by repudiation

A Supreme Court order which saw a financial services firm pay $423,445 to a former accountant provides a reminder of how repudiation of employment contracts can be used by employees […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
Can an employer say ‘no’ to a support person?

Employees might assert they have a ‘right’ to have a support person present during certain processes, for example during performance management, investigations and disciplinary procedures. Understanding the role of a […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
Managing the relationship with your WorkCover Agent and the Return to Work Inspector.

Whether you operate in an office or a warehouse, workplace injuries can happen to any business! If an accident happens, as an employer, you must understand the obligation for returning […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
The proposed new charge on LVTs – when a processing charge is not a tax

There has been significant commentary on the proposal for the introduction of a processing charge on certain low-value import transactions (LVT) which are transacted through a Self-Assessed Clearance Declaration (SAC). […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/73 Alloy Round Bar Exported from the People’s Republic of China RESUMPTION OF AN INVESTIGATION

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, advise all interested parties that the dumping investigation in relation to alloy round bar (the goods) exported to Australia from the People’s […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
40-2018 – Conclusion of the 2017-2018 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season

Who does this notice affect? Clients in the import and shipping industries—including freight forwarders, importers and customs brokers—associated with importing goods during the BMSB risk season (shipped between 1 September 2017 […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/16

Principles of procedural fairness in respect of information that is potentially adverse to the applicant will be applied and if information is received that is considered credible, relevant and significant, […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
Three detained during ABF operation in Griffith

03-05-2018 –Three people have been taken into immigration detention following an Australian Border Force (ABF) operation targeting illegal work and illegal businesses in the Griffith region of New South Wales. […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
39-2018 – Key dates for Class 19.1 Approved Arrangement: Non-commodity for containerised cargo (NCCC) and Class 19.2 Approved Arrangement: Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities (AEPCOMM) reform

Who does this notice affect? Biosecurity Industry Participants (BIPs) and accredited persons operating under the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Class 19.1 Approved Arrangement: Non-commodity for containerised cargo (NCCC) […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/12

Amendments to Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 – Defence and Strategic Goods Regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 (the Regulations) prohibits the export of goods listed on […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
A trade ‘Letter from America’

The renowned journalist Alistair Cooke famously wrote and broadcast ‘Letter from America’ from the US for a period of 58 years. It was a concise and learned spoken piece, around 15 minutes in […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
Hutchison Sydney Terminal Operations Stalled – Vessels Diverted

Hutchison Ports, Sydney has advised AFIF they are unable to work vessels at present and are diverting 2 vessels to Patrick. Following the accident involving 2 port shuttle vehicles on […]

Date Posted: May 4, 2018
Strike Force Brownbear takes 3kg cocaine and a loaded handgun off Sydney’s streets

24-04-2018 – A man is due to appear in Liverpool Local Court today after 3kg of cocaine and a loaded handgun was seized as part of a joint operation between […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
Two foreign fishing vessels apprehended east of Ashmore Island

22-04-2018 – Maritime Border Command (MBC), a multi-agency taskforce within the Australian Border Force (ABF), and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), have apprehended two Indonesian fishing vessels in the Timor […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
Two men arrested for 4.5kg meth importation

20-04-2018 –Two Taiwanese nationals will face court today, charged with importing approximately four and a half kilograms of crystal methamphetamine through Brisbane International Airport. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers selected […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/71

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain grinding balls exported to Australia from the People’s Republic of […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/66

On 19 October 2017, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of certain aluminium […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/65

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, in accordance with subsection 269ZHB(1) of the Customs Act 1901 (the Act),1 advise that the anti-dumping measures on wind towers, exported to […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/64

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, in accordance with subsection 269ZHB(1) of the Customs Act 1901 (the Act),1 advise that the anti-dumping measures on tomatoes, prepared or preserved, […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/64

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, in accordance with subsection 269ZHB(1) of the Customs Act 1901 (the Act),1 advise that the anti-dumping measures on tomatoes, prepared or preserved, […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/52

On 20 November 2017, I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, initiated an inquiry into the alleged circumvention of anti-dumping measures in relation to steel reinforcing bar (the […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2017/50

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission has completed two reviews, which were initiated on 19 May 2017, of the anti-dumping measures applying to steel rod in coils (‘the goods’) exported […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2017/49

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission has comppleted three reviews, which were initiated on 19 May 2017 (reviews 411 and 412) and June 2017 (Review 423), of the anti-dumping measures […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
Exporting a rare tree-t to Canada

​A Wollemi Pine, one of the world’s oldest and rarest tree species, was today bequeathed to the Canadian people as a gift to mark 150 years since the Canadian Confederation […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Friday 25 May 2018 Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

The 19th Annual AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner to be held in Sydney at the Novotel Sydney, Brighton Beach.  The event will begin with a Welcome Cocktail Reception on Thursday evening, May […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
Summary of key issues

• During the week ending 18 April 2018 rainfall was mainly restricted to eastern Australia and isolated parts of southern and northern Australia. Little to no rainfall was recorded across […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
Hutchison Terminal Sydney Update

We have received the following advice regarding the situation at Hutchison Terminal Port Botany following yesterday’s Incident : Due to yesterdays unfortunate incident, operations are still on hold @ 16:00. […]

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
Current Terminal Closure

The terminal will be closed until further notice. All appointments up to 2300 23/04/18 have been cancelled. We will update the market in the afternoon on future availability of appointments.

Date Posted: April 30, 2018
Media statement: Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium Groundwater Tender

​​The Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources opened a new groundwater request for tender in the Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium on19 April 2018. Interested groundwater licence holders will have […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
Media statement: Detection of citrus canker in the Northern Territory

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is working closely with the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources following strong evidence of a detection of citrus canker in […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
Summary of key issues

• During the week ending 18 April 2018 rainfall was mainly restricted to eastern Australia and isolated parts of southern and northern Australia. Little to no rainfall was recorded across […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Friday 25 May 2018 Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

The 19th Annual AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner to be held in Sydney at the Novotel Sydney, Brighton Beach.  The event will begin with a Welcome Cocktail Reception on Thursday evening, May […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/58

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain aluminium extrusions exported to Australia from the People’s Republic of […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
Public notice under subsection 269TC(4) of the Customs Act 1901

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an investigation following an application lodged by Commonwealth Steel Company Pty Ltd, a manufacturer of certain railway wheels in Australia. […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/067

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission have completed the exemption inquiry no. EX055 in relation to certain goods which are the subject of anti-dumping measures applying to aluminium […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/63

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to steel reinforcing bar (rebar or the goods) exported to Australia from […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/63

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to steel reinforcing bar (rebar or the goods) exported to Australia from […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/11

Principles of procedural fairness in respect of information that is potentially adverse to the applicant will be applied and if information is received that is considered credible, relevant and significant, […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/58

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain aluminium extrusions exported to Australia from the People’s Republic of […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
Public notice under subsection 269TC(4) of the Customs Act 1901

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an investigation following an application lodged by Commonwealth Steel Company Pty Ltd, a manufacturer of certain railway wheels in Australia. […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/067

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission have completed the exemption inquiry no. EX055 in relation to certain goods which are the subject of anti-dumping measures applying to aluminium […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/63

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to steel reinforcing bar (rebar or the goods) exported to Australia from […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/62

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to steel reinforcing bar (rebar or the goods) exported to Australia from […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/11

Principles of procedural fairness in respect of information that is potentially adverse to the applicant will be applied and if information is received that is considered credible, relevant and significant, […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
Free Trade Agreements information seminars

Discover how Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTA) can benefit your business. The Australian Government is hosting seminars around the country to help businesses explore the opportunities created by Free Trade […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
Joint agency operation in Townsville detains six Vietnamese nationals

14-04-2018 – Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have detained six Vietnamese nationals in Townsville this week, as part of an ongoing joint investigation with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
Brisbane woman charged over dangerous drug parcel post imports

13-04-2018 – A 32-year-old Brisbane woman is scheduled to appear in Brisbane Magistrate’s Court today in relation to drug importation and trafficking offences following a joint investigation between the Australian […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
Three child exploitation detections in three days

13-04-2018 – Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have intercepted three travellers in as many days, arriving at Australian airports with child exploitation material. On Wednesday 11 April 2018, a 46-year-old […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/61

This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No.2018/47 and is part of a monthly series advising the status of anti-dumping and countervailing actions that are being undertaken by the Anti-Dumping Commission […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
38-2018 – Entomological services for imported cut flowers and foliage

Who does this notice affect? Industry stakeholders including importers, approved arrangements, freight forwarders and brokers that deal with imported cut flowers and foliage. What has changed? On 1 March 2018, […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
UPDATE: Qatar abattoir suspension resolved

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has approved the resumption of supply of livestock to this abattoir in Qatar. The corrective actions implemented at the abattoir were prompt and […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
Summary of key issues

•During the week ending 11 April 2018 little to no rainfall was received across most of the country. • A series of slow-moving high pressure systems have brought dry conditions […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Friday 25 May 2018 Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

The 19th Annual AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner to be held in Sydney at the Novotel Sydney, Brighton Beach.  The event will begin with a Welcome Cocktail Reception on Thursday evening, May […]

Date Posted: April 20, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

• During the week ending 11 April 2018 little to no rainfall was received across most of the country. • A series of slow-moving high pressure systems have brought dry […]

AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Friday 25 May 2018 Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

The 19th Annual AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner to be held in Sydney at the Novotel Sydney, Brighton Beach.  The event will begin with a Welcome Cocktail Reception on Thursday evening, May […]

3DL Launches Due diligence services for Illegal Logging – Asbestos and Modern slavery.

Regulatory due diligence: The new norm Why legislation requires even more checks on your suppliers – and how we can help There’s a growing number of importation areas attracting the […]

Eleven firearms seized on land and sea in Townsville

11-04-2018 – A number of firearms have been seized by Australian Border Force (ABF) and Queensland Police officers, from on board a vessel in Townsville and a related residential property. The […]

Date Posted: April 13, 2018
Chinese national detained over child exploitation material

10-04-2018 – A 22 year old Chinese national has had his Student visa cancelled and has been detained after he was found to be in possession of child exploitation material at […]

Date Posted: April 13, 2018
Ministerial Instrument No. 1 of 2018 Revocation of certain Ministerial Exemptions Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Act 1975 and Acts Interpretation Act 1901

ZED SESELJA, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Jobs and Innovation, in accordance with subsections 8)7) and 10(8) of the Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Act 1975 (Dumping Duty Act) and subsection […]

Date Posted: April 13, 2018
Statement regarding press release of 5 April 2018 by Jason Clare MP, Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment, and Senator the Hon Kim Carr, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

As Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, I am an independent statutory officer holder under the Customs Act 1901. I have not made, and will not make any statements in regard […]

Date Posted: April 13, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/35

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner), have initiated an exemption inquiry in relation to certain goods the subject of anti-dumping measures applying to certain aluminium extrusions (aluminium […]

Date Posted: April 13, 2018
Media statement: Welfare standards for the export of Australian animals

​​​​​The standards for the export of livestock are very clear in requiring exporters to ensure the health and welfare of animals in their care at every stage of the export […]

Date Posted: April 13, 2018
Media statement: Permits to export livestock

Before a shipment of livestock can depart Australia, the exporter must have a licence and an export permit from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The vessel must also […]

Date Posted: April 13, 2018
Media statement: Hepatitis A linked to imported frozen pomegranate

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) are aware of hepatitis A concerns linked to frozen pomegranates imported from Egypt. At least seven […]

Statement on live exports footage

Animals Australia footage of sheep aboard a live export vessel shows conditions that are deplorable and unacceptable. The law that regulates the export of livestock includes strict requirements to ensure […]

Date Posted: April 13, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/10

Trade and Customs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Regulations 2018 This notice outlines amendments to the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulation 1956 (Prohibited Imports Regulation) and the Customs Regulation 2015 (Customs Regulation) […]

Date Posted: April 13, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/10

Trade and Customs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Regulations 2018 This notice outlines amendments to the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulation 1956 (Prohibited Imports Regulation) and the Customs Regulation 2015 (Customs Regulation) […]

Date Posted: April 13, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/09

Drugs and Drug Precursors: Changes to Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 and Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 On 4 April 2018 Schedule 4 of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 […]

DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/08

Penalty for Non-Compliance with the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Regulation 2016 From 29 June 2018, a penalty will be introduced for non-compliance with the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Regulation 2016 (the CTD […]

Qube and MUA reach “in principle agreement”

PROGRESS has been made towards resolving the dispute between logistics company Qube and the Maritime Union. A spokesman for Qube said they “and the MUA have reached an in principle […]

Date Posted: April 13, 2018
Community Protection Question 273 and Community Protection Risk 201 refer.

The problems previously reported with Community Protection Question 273 due to changes that were introduced as of 9 April have now been resolved. If you experience any further issues regarding […]

3DL – Corporate Partner offer to Brisbane based Depots, Transport Companies, Freight Forwarders and Distribution centres.

3DL’s corporate Partner, Container Unloading and Packing Pty Ltd (CUP) are offering a 25% discount on the first two (2) jobs for any new clients with Onsite packing or loading […]

Community Protection Question 273 and Community Protection Risk 201 refer.

We are aware that some users are currently experiencing problems associated with Community Protection Question 273 due to changes that were introduced as of 9 April. The problem relates to […]

AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Friday 25 May 2018 Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

The 19th Annual AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner to be held in Sydney at the Novotel Sydney, Brighton Beach.  The event will begin with a Welcome Cocktail Reception on Thursday evening, May […]

Date Posted: April 6, 2018
Summary of key issues

During the week ending 4 April 2018 rainfall was mainly recorded in western and northern Australia, western Tasmania and along Australia’s north-east coast. Little to no rainfall was received across […]

Date Posted: April 6, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/56

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) have initiated a review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain steel rod in coil (rod in coil or ‘the […]

Date Posted: April 6, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/55

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) have initiated a review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain steel reinforcing bar (rebar or ‘the goods’) exported to […]

Date Posted: April 6, 2018
35-2018 – Maritime National Coordination Centre – Change of Operating Hours and New Contact Arrangements

Who does this notice affect? The maritime industry including Shipping Agents, Vessel Masters, Port Operators and related parties. What is changing? Maritime National Coordination Centre (MNCC) operating parameters have been […]

Date Posted: April 6, 2018
Media statement: Animal welfare standards for the export of livestock

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has this week received information, including confronting footage, which alleges that expected animal welfare standards are not being met on some live export […]

Date Posted: April 6, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No.2018/06

Customs Duty Rate Changes for 1 April 2018: Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Australia has committed to progressively reduce the rates of customs duty on eligible Japanese originating goods through the […]

Date Posted: April 6, 2018
34-2018 – Industry survey seeking feedback on biosecurity decisions

Who does this notice affect? Biosecurity industry stakeholders. What has changed? The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is seeking feedback on the level of satisfaction biosecurity industry stakeholders have […]

Date Posted: April 6, 2018
33-2018 – Conditionally non-prohibited goods that arrive without an import permit

Who does this notice affect? Importers of conditionally non-prohibited goods that require an import permit and agents acting on importers’ behalf. What has changed? From 9 April 2018, the department […]

Date Posted: April 6, 2018
The proposed new charge on LVTs – when a processing charge is not a tax

There has been significant commentary on the proposal for the introduction of a processing charge on certain low-value import transactions (LVT) which are transacted through a Self-Assessed Clearance Declaration (SAC). […]

Date Posted: April 6, 2018
Three men arrested after large-scale MDMA seizure in Sydney

29-03-2018 – The Australian Federal Police (AFP) arrested three men in Sydney yesterday, following the seizure of approximately 140 kilograms of MDMA in Sydney last week. The operation began on Wednesday, […]

Date Posted: April 6, 2018
Charges laid over alleged Commonwealth Games impostors

29-03-2018 –A 46-year-old Indian national has been charged with offences under the Migration Act 1958, including people smuggling, after allegedly facilitating the travel of a fake media contingent to attend the Commonwealth […]

Date Posted: April 6, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
Inaccurate claims around asbestos testing of classic cars

28-03-2018 – The Australian Border Force (ABF) rejects a number of claims recently reported in the media regarding the ABF’s handling of eight Maserati vehicles that arrived for temporary importation. The […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
Message from the Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs

27-03-2018 – On 27 March 2018, the Canberra Times reported excerpts of a message from the Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs to all departmental and ABF staff. The full message, which […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
Increased enforcement leads to apprehensions in the Torres Strait

27-03-2018 – Maritime Border Command (MBC), a multi-agency taskforce within the Australian Border Force (ABF), working closely with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has apprehended two Papua New Guinean (PNG) […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
Malaysian man charged for importing child exploitation material

25-03-2018 – Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have arrested and charged a 27-year-old Malaysian man who arrived at Melbourne International Airport in possession of child exploitation material. ABF officers searched the […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/53

On 7 June 2017 I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, initiated an investigation into the alleged dumping of steel rod in coils (the goods) exported to Australia […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/46

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an exemption inquiry in relation to certain goods the subject of anti-dumping measures applying to hollow structural sections (HSS) exported […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/45

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an exemption inquiry in relation to certain goods the subject of anti-dumping measures applying to hollow structural sections (HSS) exported […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
Border Watch Campaign

Members may be aware that the Australian Border Force (ABF) recently launched an awareness campaign to encourage the Australian community to support the work of the ABF by reporting suspicious […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
29-2018 – COLS lodgement pre-payments through third-party cargo logistics softwar

Who does this notice affect? All importers and customs brokers who are required to lodge imported cargo documentation to the department for biosecurity assessment. What’s changed? The Cargo Online Lodgement […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
28-2018 – Increase to the cost recovery charge for Vessels (>25m) arrival

Who does this notice affect? Vessel operators paying the vessel (>25m) arrival charge. What has changed? The seaports program is not recovering its costs. The actual number of vessel arrivals […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
IFN 01-18 – Tests applied to surveillance food

Purpose The purpose of this notice is to advise of amendments to the tests applied to surveillance food that come into effect for all entries lodged from 24 April 2018. Summary of […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
Stevedore operating hours over Easter

Please note the following current information in relation to the operating hours over the Easter period for Patrick and DP World’s terminals: Patrick Terminals Easter Working Arrangements 2018 DP World […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
Freezing orders granted in a case involving theft by CFO against transport company

Earlier this month in MWP Transport Pty Ltd & Ors v Kent & Ors [2018] NSWSC 300, the Supreme Court of New South Wales granted a transport company a freezing order over […]

Date Posted: March 29, 2018
AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Friday 25 May 2018 Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

AFIF 2018 to be Opened by Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security in the Department of Home Affairs. AFIF is pleased to advise the AFIF 2018 […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
Man returns from Serbia to face court over 1.28-tonne cocaine seizure

21-03-2018 –A 43-year-old NSW man is scheduled to appear before Sydney Central Local Court today (Wednesday, 21 March) to face charges relating to his alleged role in a large scale […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
Four kilograms of cocaine found in baggage at Sydney Airport

21-03-2018 – A 31-year-old Brazilian national is due to appear before Sydney Central Local Court today for allegedly attempting to import approximately four kilograms of cocaine through Sydney International Airport. Australian […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/51

Dale Seymour, Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have approved new forms to be used in an application for a duty assessment. I have also approved a revised form for making […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
Uniforms 4 Kids program donates clothes in Far North Queensland

20-03-2018 – Staff from the Australian Border Force (ABF), the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) have donated more than 300 items of clothing today to children […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
Unlicensed beauty practitioner stopped at the border

19-03-2018 – A 36-year-old Chinese national travelling on a Canadian passport has been refused entry to Australia after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers found medical equipment used to perform beauty treatments […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
Significant Meth Seizures Across WA

16-03-2018 – More than 50 kilograms of methamphetamine has been seized in three separate operations this week targeting international, interstate and suburban drug distribution networks.  The significant outcomes have been achieved […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/48

On 27 November 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) initiated a review of the anti-dumping measures applying to hot rolled coil (HRC) steel exported to Australia from […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/47

This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No.2018/26 and is part of a monthly series advising the status of anti-dumping and countervailing actions that are being undertaken by the Anti-Dumping Commission […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/44

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) have initiated a review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain hot rolled structural steel sections (HRS or ‘the goods’) […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/40 Steel Pallet Racking Exported from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Malaysia Application of sampling provisions for China

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, initiated an investigation into the alleged dumping of steel pallet racking (the goods) on 13 November 2017 following an application lodged by […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/39 Public notice under subsection 269TC(4) of the Customs Act 1901

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an investigation following an application lodged Paper Australia Pty Ltd (Australian Paper), a manufacturer of A4 copy paper (the goods) […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
26-2018 – Cargo Online Lodgement System Unavailable from 14:00 Saturday 24th March to 14:00 Sunday 25th March 2018 (AEDT)

Who does this notice affect? All importers and customs brokers who will be required to lodge imported cargo documentation to the department for biosecurity assessment during this planned outage. Information […]

Cargo Online Lodgement System (COLS)

​​​​​​​​​​Our Cargo Online Lodgement System (COLS) will be upgraded soon to use information from import declarations so you don’t have to re-enter it in COLS. Consignments will be prioritised automatically […]

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Friday 25 May 2018 Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

On behalf of the AFIF Board and the organising sub-committee we are delighted to announce that Registration is now open for the 19th Annual AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner to be held in Sydney […]

Date Posted: March 16, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: March 16, 2018
Free Trade Agreements information seminars

Discover how Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTA) can benefit your business. The Australian Government is hosting seminars around the country to help businesses explore the opportunities created by FTAs.

Date Posted: March 16, 2018
Two arrested over alleged GHB and Ketamine imports at Melbourne Airport

10-03-2018 – Two people have been charged after arriving at Melbourne International Airport on Thursday 8 March with 200ml of GHB and 800ml of Ketamine allegedly concealed in their luggage. The […]

Date Posted: March 16, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/43

On 7 June 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of certain steel rod in coils […]

Date Posted: March 16, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/19

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission have completed the exemption inquiry in relation to certain goods which are the subject of anti-dumping measures applying to wind towers exported […]

Date Posted: March 16, 2018
24-2018 – Class 19.2 Approved Arrangement: Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities (AEPCOMM) policy update

Who does this notice affect? Biosecurity Industry Participants (BIPs) and accredited persons operating under the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Class 19.2 Approved Arrangement: Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities […]

Date Posted: March 16, 2018
The new Trump tariffs – the tip of the trade iceberg

After several months of uncertainty and speculation, President Trump has finally announced his intention for the US to introduce additional tariffs on steel and aluminium imported into the US. To […]

Date Posted: March 16, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

During the week ending 7 March 2018 rainfall was mainly recorded in western, northern and eastern Australia and Tasmania. A series of troughs, low pressure systems and widespread thunderstorms brought […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
23-2018 – Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season 2017-18 Mandatory treatment for goods shipped via sea cargo from Italy

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to clients in the import and shipping industries, including importers and customs brokers, associated with the importation of Italian goods […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/41

On 19 May 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice1 announcing the initiation of two separate reviews of anti-dumping measures, in the form of a […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
Steel Reinforcing Bar

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) has completed the investigation into the alleged dumping of steel reinforcing bar (rebar), exported to Australia from Greece, the Republic of Indonesia […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
Biosecurity innovators gather in Canberra

Thursday, 8 March 2018 – Biosecurity stakeholders from across Australia and New Zealand will be joining forces in Canberra today to share ideas about innovative technologies and approaches to enhance […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/38

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission have initiated a review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain aluminium road wheels (ARWs or ‘the goods’) exported to Australia from […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/037

On 24 November 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice (initiation notice) announcing the initiation of two reviews of anti-dumping measures relating to certain consumer pineapple […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/34

On 13 November 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of certain steel pallet racking […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/33

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain tomato products, prepared or preserved exported to Australia from Italy, […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/31

On 19 October 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of a review of the antidumping measures applying to certain hollow structural sections […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/21

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commission) has completed an inquiry, which commenced on 20 July 2017, into whether the continuation of the anti-dumping measures in the form of […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
22-2018 – Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Biosecurity System and Online Payment Service Unavailable 21:00 Friday 9th March to 02:00 Saturday 10th March 2018 (AEDT)

Who does this notice affect? All importers and customs brokers who will be required to lodge imported cargo documentation to the department for biosecurity assessment during this planned outage. All […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
21-2018 – BICON services will be impacted from 21:00 Friday 9th March to 02:00 Saturday 10th March 2018 (AEDT)

Who does this notice affect? All clients who will be required to use the Department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) system during this planned maintenance period.

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
Learn to classify from one of the best

Are you interested in learning to classify from one of the best in the industry? It’s not too late to join our upcoming Classification unit from the Diploma of Customs Broking, TLIX001 […]

Date Posted: March 9, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

During the week ending 28 February 2018 rainfall was mainly recorded in western, northern and eastern Australia and isolated parts of southern Australia.  Maximum and minimum temperatures were generally […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Friday 25 May 2018 Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

On behalf of the AFIF Board and the organising sub-committee we are delighted to announce that Registration is now open for the 19th Annual AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
Brazilian woman arrested for allegedly importing 4kgs of cocaine through Sydney airport

27-02-2018 A 27-year-old Brazilian national was arrested last night for allegedly attempting to import approximately 4 kilograms of cocaine through Sydney International Airport. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers selected the […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
Joint agency patrol targets east coast maritime threats

27-02-2018 – Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF), Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) have carried out a joint patrol of Australia’s east coast, […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
A/g Commissioner’s opening statement to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

26-02-2018 – Senators, since the stand up of Home Affairs in December last year, the Australian Border Force has been working as one of the portfolio’s front line independent operational […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
Arrest highlights the effectiveness of joint operation

26-02-2018 – A man has been charged after a joint investigation by the Australian Border Force (ABF) and New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) into the alleged importation of almost […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
Foreign fishing vessel apprehended off WA coast with more than one tonne of tuna

24-02-2018 – An Indonesian fishing vessel has been apprehended approximately 390 nautical miles off the Western Australian coast by Maritime Border Command (MBC), together with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/36

On 10 November 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an inquiry into whether the continuation of anti-dumping measures in respect of certain zinc coated (galvanised) steel exported to […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/30

On 8 May 2017. the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commissioner (Commissioner)published a notice announcing the initiation of two reviews of anti-dumping measures, in the form of dumping duty notice and […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
ANTI- DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/002

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission(the Commissioner)has completed the accelerated review, which commenced on September 2017, of the anti-dumping measures, in the form of a dumping duty notice (the notice) […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
20-2018 – Revised Assessment and Inspection Arrangements for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Vessels

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to relevant shipping agents, international vessel masters and international vessel operators of roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) vessels, importers of ro-ro cargo and […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
19-2018 – Potential Disruption to Department of Agriculture and Water Resources IT System – 19:00 Friday, 2 March to 20:00 Monday, 5 March 2018 (AEDT)

Who does this notice affect? This notice affects importers, shipping agents, vessel operators, airports and airlines. Purpose To advise industry and Electronic Data Interface (EDI) users of a potential disruption […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
Media statement: Biosecurity actions in Jandakot, Western Australia

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is conducting biosecurity actions at a warehouse in Jandakot, Western Australia, to ensure Australia’s strong biosecurity status is maintained. Spraying and surveillance has […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
Biannual indexation of customs duty rates for certain tobacco and tobacco products – 1 March 2018

In accordance with the indexation provisions set out below, the excise-equivalent customs duty rates on certain tobacco and tobacco products, in Schedule 3 of the Customs Tariff Act 1995 (Customs […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
The CPTPP – the TPP back from the (near) dead and coming your way

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was an ambitious 12 nation free trade agreement (FTA) which was entered into some time ago but had never been formally implemented even though its entry […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
Rigby Cooke Lawyers workplace relations proficiency recognised

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Workplace Relations team continues our strong presence in the market, with the expertise of partners Sam Eichenbaumand Rob Jackson recognised by independent survey and review source Doyle’s Guide, in their […]

Date Posted: March 2, 2018
AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Friday 25 May 2018 Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

On behalf of the AFIF Board and the organising sub-committee we are delighted to announce that Registration is now open for the 19th Annual AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
Turkish tip-off leads to arrests over imported meth

22-02-2018 – An operation sparked by a seizure of methamphetamine in Turkey destined for Australia has resulted in two arrests in Sydney by the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Investigations began […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
Man arrested over 2kgs cocaine in suitcase

20-02-2018 – A 59-year-old UK national will appear before the Sydney Central Local Court today, charged with importing approximately two kilograms of cocaine in his luggage through Sydney International Airport. […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/32

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) has completed an ninvestigation into the alleged dumping of steel reinforcing bar exported to Australia from Greece, the Republic of Indonesia, Spain […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/29

On 20 November 2017, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an anti-circumvention inquiry (initiation notice) into avoidance of the intended […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agriculutural Update

During the week ending 21 February 2018 rainfall was recorded in western, northern and eastern Australia and isolated parts of south-eastern Australia. Tropical Cyclone Kelvin brought rainfall totals exceeding 400 […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
The jib is up – Australian authorities seize 313kg of Ice destined for Adelaide

19-02-2018 – An Australian Federal Police-led multi-agency investigation has resulted in the arrest of three men and the seizure of 313 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, marking the largest haul of […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
Hundreds of drug seizures made in joint Australian-Dutch operation

16-02-2018 -Over 270 attempts to import illicit drugs into Australia were foiled after the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration (Dutch Customs) joined forces to […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
Hundreds of imitation firearms seized at the border

16-02-2018 – The Australian Border Force (ABF) is warning online shoppers and firearms enthusiasts to be very clear about Australian laws after an increase of gel ball blasters seized at […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
Agricultural Trade Matters, February 2018

Improvements to Australia’s agricultural export laws have reached another milestone with the introduction of the Export Control Bill 2017 into the Australian Parliament in December 2017. The Department of Agriculture […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/28

I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have completed the exemption inquiry in relation to certain resealable can end closures (referred to as tagger, ring and foil (TRF) […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/27

I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have completed the exemption inquiry in relation to certain resealable can end closures (referred to as tagger, ring and foil (TRF) […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING ACTIONS – STATUS REPORT AT 31 JANUARY 2018

This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No.2018/05 and is part of a monthly series advising the status of anti-dumping and countervailing actions that are being undertaken by the Anti-Dumping Commission […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
17-2018 – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources GAS/CAL processing delays 16 February 2018

16 February 2018 Who does this notice affect? Importers and brokers of GAS/CAL cargo awaiting clearance or inspection of containers on 16 February 2018. What has changed? The Department of […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
Working with PNG to strengthen Australia’s biosecurity

Monday, 19 February 2018 Australia is building stronger offshore biosecurity measures, with surveys now underway with Papua New Guinea (PNG) to better manage the risk of pests and diseases arriving […]

Date Posted: February 23, 2018
AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Friday 25 May 2018 Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

On behalf of the AFIF Board and the organising sub-committee we are delighted to announce that Registration is now open for the 19th Annual AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala […]

Date Posted: February 16, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

 During the week ending 14 February 2018 rainfall was mainly restricted to northern and western Australia and coastal parts of south-eastern Australia.  Maximum temperatures were 2°C to 6°C […]

Date Posted: February 16, 2018
Compiler – Internship Trainee Customs Broker

Expressions of Interest wanted for positions available based in Brisbane (Eagle Farm).Due to the continued use of Offshore Business Processing (OBP) of Compiler roles in Australia, 3DL expects that many […]

Date Posted: February 16, 2018
Flag it: Border Watch calls on the public to stay vigilant

14-02-2018 -The Australian Border Force (ABF) is employing the nation’s largest intelligence gathering network—the public—to identify and disrupt illegal or suspicious immigration, customs and border-related activity.This week marks the beginning […]

Date Posted: February 16, 2018
2018 customs compliance priorities

​The Australian Border Force (ABF) is an operationally independent, frontline body in the newly created Home Affairs portfolio. Working alongside us in the portfolio are our colleagues from the Department […]

Date Posted: February 16, 2018
COMMONWEALTH GAMES SECURITY

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is the lead agency for Games security but will be supported by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Australian […]

Date Posted: February 16, 2018
Home > Releases New Port Harbour and Coastal vessel for South Australia

10-02-2018 -The Australian Border Force (ABF) has bolstered its maritime capabilities in South Australia with the launch of a new Port Harbour and Coastal (PHC) vessel.The 7.3-metre vessel named Limestone, […]

Date Posted: February 16, 2018
Two tonnes of GBL washed from Sydney’s streets

09-02-2018 – A joint Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force operation has resulted in one of Australia’s largest seizures of the drug gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) – commonly referred to as […]

Date Posted: February 16, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/25 Customs Act 1901 Public notice under subsection 269ZG(3A)(b)

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) has completed an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures in the form of a dumping duty notice (the notice) applying to certain […]

Date Posted: February 16, 2018
14-2018 – Addition of Indonesia to list of countries able to meet Australia’s enhanced import conditions for uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn products

9 February 2018 Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers of uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat products and associated industry participants and retailers. What […]

Date Posted: February 16, 2018
New data breach laws come into effect

New data breach rules in affect from 22 February 2018 place an onus on businesses to protect and notify individuals whose personal information is involved in a data breach that […]

Date Posted: February 15, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/20 Certain Wind Towers Exported to Australia from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Termination of Investigation Public notice under subsection 269TDA(15) of the Customs Act 1901

On 8 June 2017, I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, initiated an investigation into the alleged dumping of certain wind towers (‘wind towers or sections thereof’ or […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
Media releases Communiques On the record Media releases Department newsletters Department RSS feeds Social media ASEL review open for stakeholder input

Tuesday, 6 February 2018 Public consultation on stage one of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) review opened today. Deputy Secretary at the Department of Agriculture and […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and And Agricultural Update

Summary of key issues  During the week ending 7 February 2018 rainfall was recorded across much of northern, western and central Australia and Tasmania. A series of low pressure […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner to be held in Sydney at the Novotel Sydney, Brighton Beach. The event will […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
Increased work volumes for voluntary disclosures

The Voluntary Disclosures unit are experiencing a large increase in the number and complexity of voluntary disclosures and associated queries from industry.In 2016-17, there has been a 20 per cent […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
Nine fishermen saved after six days adrift at sea

05-02-2018 – Nine Papua New Guinean fisherman are lucky to be alive after being found in the Torres Strait, having drifted without fuel or food for six days. On Friday 2 […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
Pawfect setting to thank Detector Dog foster carers

04-02-2018 – A special Australian Border Force (ABF) event has given praise to hundreds of individuals and families who have supported the ABFs Detector Dog Program by acting as foster carers […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
Trade benefits for Australian businesses exporting to Hong Kong

02-02-2018 – Australian Trusted Trader businesses exporting to Hong Kong will benefit from a more streamlined customs process following the signing of a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) that will become fully […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
13-2018 – Additional inspection requirements for consignments of kiwifruit from Italy

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers (and their customs brokers) of fresh kiwifruit from Italy.Date of effect Additional inspection requirements will be applied between […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
12-2018 – Reminder of Packing Declaration Requirement Changes

Who does this notice affect? Clients who assess consignment specific and annual packing declarations under a Class 19.1 Approved Arrangement and clients who lodge packing declarations to the department for […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
Flamin’ galah cruises home safely

Sunday, 4 February 2018 A cocky pet Australian galah has come to the attention of biosecurity officials from two countries, after it bypassed strict processes and checked itself in for […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No.2018/03

Indexation of customs duty rates on excise-equivalent goods on 5 February 2018 This notice sets out the new customs duty rates for certain excise-equivalent goods, including spirits, beers and fuel […]

Date Posted: February 9, 2018
12-2018 – Reminder of Packing Declaration Requirement Changes

Who does this notice affect? Clients who assess consignment specific and annual packing declarations under a Class 19.1 Approved Arrangement and clients who lodge packing declarations to the department for […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
GST on low value imported goods

From 1 July 2018, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will apply to overseas sales of low value goods to consumers in Australia, where the goods have a customs value […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/16 Certain Hollow Structural Sections Exported to Australia from Thailand An extension of time granted to issue Statement of Essential Facts and Final Report

On 19 October 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of a review of the antidumping measures applying to certain hollow structural sections […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
2018 11-2018 – Documentation for citrus from Egypt

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers (and their customs brokers) of fresh citrus from Egypt. Date of effect This Industry Advice Notice applies to […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
10-2018 – Commencement of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Vessel Assessment and Inspection Arrangements 2018

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to relevant shipping agents, international vessel masters and international vessel operators of roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) vessels. What has changed? The heightened […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
2018 09-2018 – Bulk Cargo and Containerised Fertiliser Assessment and Management Polices

Who does this notice affect? Importers and customs brokers involved in the import of consignments of mined and chemical fertiliser into Australia. What has changed? The Department of Agriculture and […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
The Commonwealth of Australia Tariff Concessions Gazette (the Tariff Concessions Gazette) is free of charge on the Department of Home Affairs internet site at:

TCO Applications CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/02 Amendments to the Customs Act 1901 – Tariff Concession System

This notice is to explain legislative changes to the Tariff Concession System (TCS) and to advise importers and local manufacturers to use the correct forms with effect from 1 February […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
Department of Home Affairs Notice No. 2018/01 Changes to by-laws under Item 15, and working pages for Items 10, 11 and 15 of Schedule 4 of the Customs Tariff Act 1995

To advise arriving persons of changes to by-laws No.1700571 and No.1700581. By-laws No.1700571 and No.1700581 are made under section 271 of the Customs Act 1901. The changes to these by-laws, […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
Goods Compliance Update

Welcome to the January 2018 Goods Compliance Update (GCU). This edition contains feature articles on trade remedy measures, the Tariff Concessions System, the first in a series of supply chain […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
Save the Date – Friday 25 May 2018 AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

AFIF has responded to overwhelming members’ feedback to hold the AFIF Conference 2018 in Sydney this year. As the AFIF Conference 2018 will be in a major city, the 1 […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
Two men charged after 12.4kg of opium seized in Melbourne

26-01-2018 – A joint Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Border Force (ABF) operation has resulted in the arrest of two Iranian nationals following the detection of 12.4kg of opium resin, […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/18 Investigation into Alleged Dumping of Certain Steel Rod in Coils Exported from the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of Korea and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Extension of time granted to issue the Final Report

On 7 June 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of certain steel rod in coils […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/17 Alloy Round Bar Exported from the People’s Republic of China Termination of Investigation Public notice under subsection 269TDA(15) of the Customs Act 1901

On 10 January 2017 I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, initiated an investigation into the alleged dumping of alloy round bar (the goods) exported to Australia from […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2017/15 Steel rod in coils Exported from the People’s Republic of China Extension of time granted to issue the Final Report in relation to two reviews of anti-dumping measures relating to Jiangsu Shagang Group Co., Ltd (No. 413) and Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (No. 414)

On 24 May 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of two separate reviews of anti-dumping measures, in the form of a […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/14 Steel reinforcing bar Exported from the People’s Republic of China Extension of time granted to issue the Final Report in relation to three reviews of anti-dumping measures relating to Jiangsu Shagang Group Co., Ltd. (No. 411) Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (No. 412) and Jiangsu Yonggang Group Co., Ltd (No. 423)

On 19 May 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice1 announcing the initiation of two separate reviews of anti-dumping measures, in the form of a […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/13 Customs Act 1901 – Part XVB Application for an accelerated review of a dumping duty notice and countervailing duty notice applying to certain aluminium extrusions exported from the People’s Republic of China submitted by Foshan City Sanshui Yongya Aluminium Co., Ltd

Introduction I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain aluminium extrusions exported to Australia from the People’s […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/09 Customs Act 1901 – Part XVB Processed Dried Currants Exported from Greece Expiry of anti-dumping measures Notice under subsection 269ZHB(1) of the Customs Act 1901

I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, in accordance with subsection 269ZHB(1) of the Customs Act 1901 (the Act), 1 advise that the anti-dumping measures on processed dried […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/11 Investigation No. 442 Investigation into Alleged Dumping of Certain Aluminium Extrusions exported to Australia from the People’s Republic of China by Guangdong Jiangsheng Aluminium Co., Ltd and Guangdong Zhongya Aluminium Company Ltd; and the Kingdom of Thailand Extension of time granted to issue Statement of Essential Facts and Final Report

On 19 October 2017, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of certain aluminium […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
08-2018 – BICON will be unavailable 20:00 Saturday 3rd February to 01:00 Sunday 4th February 2018 (AEDT)

Who does this notice affect? All clients using the Department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) system during this planned outage period.

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
Hart Krtschil Australia Day 2018 Honours List

Upon the release of the Australia Day 2018 Honours List, we were delighted that industry icon, Hart Krtschil, who sadly passed away in September of 2016 after a brave and lengthy battle with […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
07-2018 – Addition of the United States of America to list of countries able to meet Australia’s enhanced import conditions for uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn products

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers of uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat products and associated industry participants and retailers. What has changed? As […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
Basic Import and Export Sea Freight Procedures Course 06 – 07 February – Brisbane

This 2 day course is designed as an introductory course for those with little or no prior knowledge of Import & Export Sea freight Procedures. This course will familiarise you […]

Date Posted: February 2, 2018
Rigby Cooke strengthens its corporate capabilities

Rigby Cooke Lawyers has appointed Special Counsel, Daryl Lim to their Corporate & Commercial team, continuing the growth of its transaction capability.  With over 10 years of proven international experience, Daryl specialises […]

Date Posted: January 30, 2018
Australia initiates WTO action against Canadian restrictions on wine exports

On 17 January 2018 a series of media stories announced that Australia had initiated the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ‘disputes’ process against Canada in relation to measures maintained by the Canadian Government […]

Date Posted: January 30, 2018
Rigby Cooke’s trade & customs expertise recognised as one of Australia’s ‘true leaders in the field’

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ Partner, Andrew Hudson has been recognised as one of Australia’s top five ‘true leaders in the field’ by independent research resource, Who’s Who Legal, in their global Trade & Customs […]

Agreement reached on the CPTPP with signing in March 2018

Many of you would be aware of the tradition from Papal elections where white smoke from the Vatican indicates the election of a new Pope. In the trade context, we […]

Date Posted: January 30, 2018
Employment Opportunities

Expressions of Interest wanted for positions available based in Brisbane (Eagle Farm). These positions are part of a ‘back to work’ internship incentive from the Queensland government and require the […]

Date Posted: January 25, 2018
Three arrested over fly-in fly-out illicit tobacco ring

25-01-2018 –Three Chinese nationals have been arrested and charged over their alleged involvement in a highly-organised tobacco smuggling syndicate operating through Melbourne International Airport. Based on intelligence gathered from previous […]

Date Posted: January 25, 2018
Four men charged after 30kg of cocaine seized in Brisbane

This is a joint media release issued by the Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force. 20-01-2018 – A joint Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Border Force (ABF) operation […]

Date Posted: January 25, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/12

Anti-Circumvention Inquiry 447 in relation to Aluminium Extrusions Exported from the People’s Republic of China Extension of time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts and the Final Report […]

Date Posted: January 25, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/08

Steel Reinforcing Bar Exported from Greece, the Republic of Indonesia, Spain (Nervacero S.A), Taiwan (Power Steel Co. Ltd) and the Kingdom of Thailand Termination of Part of Investigation Public notice […]

Date Posted: January 25, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/07

Alloy Round Steel Bar Exported from the People’s Republic of China Extension of time granted to issue Final Report in relation to an investigation On 10 January 2017, the Commissioner […]

Date Posted: January 25, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Applications have been lodged for Tariff Concession Orders for the goods described in the following TABLE. Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for […]

Date Posted: January 25, 2018
1.28-tonne cocaine seizure is Australia’s second largest This is a joint media release issued by the Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force

18-01-2018 – An AFP-led investigation into an alleged organised crime syndicate has resulted in the seizure of 1.28 tonnes of cocaine in Sydney – the second-largest seizure in Australian history […]

Date Posted: January 25, 2018
06-2018 – Commencement of Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Assessment and Inspection Arrangements 2018

19 January 2018 Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to relevant shipping agents, international vessel masters and international vessel operators. What has changed? The heightened vessel […]

Date Posted: January 25, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update.

Summary of key issues • During the week ending 17 January 2018 rainfall totals exceeding 25 millimetres were recorded in parts of all states and territories. Little to no rainfall […]

Date Posted: January 19, 2018
Save the Date – Friday 25 May 2018 AFIF 2018 National Conference and Gala Dinner Novotel Sydney – Brighton Beach

AFIF has responded to overwhelming members’ feedback to hold the AFIF Conference 2018 in Sydney this year. As the AFIF Conference 2018 will be in a major city, the 1 […]

Date Posted: January 19, 2018
Brisbane court sentences man for child exploitation offences

16-01-2018 –A man has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to serious child exploitation offences in relation to a known family member, following an investigation by the […]

Date Posted: January 19, 2018
2018 2018 04-2018 – Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season 2017-18 Mandatory treatment for containerised goods from Italy

16 January 2018 : Who does this notice affect? Clients in the import and shipping industries—including importers and customs brokers—associated with importing containerised goods from Italy during the BMSB risk […]

Date Posted: January 19, 2018
03-2018 – BICON will be unavailable 20:00 Friday 19th January to 03:30 Saturday 20th January 2018 (AEDT)

15 January 2018 : Who does this notice affect? All clients using the Department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) system during this planned outage period.  

Date Posted: January 19, 2018
02-2018 – Consultation on the Biosecurity Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2017 closes on 30 January 2018

Who does this notice affect? Biosecurity Act 2015 stakeholders. What has changed? The Australian Government, through the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, commenced consultation on an exposure draft of the […]

Date Posted: January 19, 2018
SA seed bank stock readied for transfer to global seed vault

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 : Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer, Dr Kim Ritman, is visiting the Australian Pastures Genebank in South Australia today, to oversee the preservation of Australia’s pastures […]

Date Posted: January 19, 2018
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

Australian manufacturers who wish to contest the granting of a Tariff Concession Order for the goods described are invited to lodge a submission in writing in an approved form. Submissions […]

Date Posted: January 19, 2018
04-2018 – Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season 2017-18 Mandatory treatment for containerised goods from Italy

16 January 2018 Who does this notice affect? Clients in the import and shipping industries—including importers and customs brokers—associated with importing containerised goods from Italy during the BMSB risk season […]

Date Posted: January 19, 2018
01-2018 – Market access for non-retorted pig meat from New Zealand

​12 January 2018 Who does this notice affect? This notice is relevant to importers of non-retorted pig meat products and associated industry participants and retailers. What has changed? Cooked and […]

Date Posted: January 19, 2018
Luggage concealment leaves bad taste

12-01-2018 – A 33-year-old man has been charged with allegedly smuggling 450mls of Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) into Sydney Airport in his luggage. The Australian man was returning from a trip to Europe […]

Date Posted: January 19, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/05

ANTI-DUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING ACTIONS – STATUS REPORT AT 31 DECEMBER 2017 This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No.2017/182 and is part of a monthly series advising the status of anti-dumping […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Committee appointed to lead ASEL review

An expert Technical Advisory Committee has been appointed to review the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL). Deputy Secretary at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Malcolm […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Diploma of Customs Broking – enrolments open for 2018

We are delighted to advise that enrolments are now open for the TLIX50816 Diploma of Customs Broking if you are seeking to commence or continue your studies with us in Semester 1 of 2018. As […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

Summary of key issues • During the week ending 10 January 2018 rainfall was restricted to northern Australia and isolated parts of south-eastern Australia. • Maximum temperatures were 2°C to […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Skilled Visa E-news January 2018

This edition of the Skilled Visa E-News provides further clarification and advice on the recent policy reforms, as well as some upcoming changes to skilled visa programs.

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – January 11

Here is a BRIEF SUMMARY of the included items:  As many AFIF members were on leave last week, we have repeated excerpts of last week’s AFIF Weekly News in this […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Weapons seized in Townsville raid

11-01-2018 – More than 300 prohibited weapons have been seized by officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) in Townsville after they executed a warrant on a residential property on January […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Media statement: Importation of horses from Hong Kong

The direct importation of horses from Hong Kong to Australia was suspended on 2 October 2017 because of potential biosecurity risks that could be created by the movement of hor​ses […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
CONTAINER DETENTION CALCULATOR

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) have received feedback from members about the difficulty in accessing and maintaining up to date data on shipping line import […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Border agencies working together to combat maritime security threats

10-01-2018 – Australia and the Republic of Indonesia have further reaffirmed their mutual commitment to combatting international maritime border security threats, under a new information sharing arrangement signed between the Australian […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
More than 2.3 million holiday travellers processed by ABF

09-01-2018 – As temperatures around much of the country soared this past weekend, so too did passenger numbers at Australia’s international airports, with record numbers being processed by Australian Border Force […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Department of Home Affairs / Australian Border Force

The following has been provided by the ABF for members’ information. “The Department of Home Affairs, and the wider Portfolio, was officially stood up on 20 December 2017. References to […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Check your travel facility expiry

If you’re a permanent resident planning to travel outside Australia these holidays, be sure to check your travel facility expiry before you go. An Australian permanent resident visa allows you […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
No rest for ABF officers these holidays

05-01-2018 – While most Australians were enjoying Christmas and New Year’s Eve with their family and friends, thousands of Australian Border Force (ABF) officers were on duty at airports, seaports and […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/03

New methods to determine export price in a review of measures Customs Act 1901 – Part XVB The purpose of this notice is to advise of amendments to the Customs […]

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year

It’s that exciting time of year again when our industry looks to nominate its best and brightest young person to represent Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region in the FIATA Young International […]