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Senior bikie detained on the Gold Coast

Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Queensland Police Service yesterday detained a senior member of a high profile outlaw motor cycle gang (OMCG) at Beenleigh near the Gold Coast.

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO.2018/127

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an exemption inquiry in relation to anti-dumping measures applying to certain aluminium extrusions exported to Australia from The People’s Republic […]

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/128

On 6 June 2018, the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commission) published AntiDumping Notice (ADN) No. 2018/77 inviting submissions on the proposal to introduce model control code (MCC) structures for model matching […]

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/129

On 10 May 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of a review of antidumping measures relating to certain food service and industrial […]

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

Summary of key issues  During the week ending 8 August 2018 rainfall was recorded across much of the southern half of the country. Rainfall totals of between 10 and 50 […]

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
89-2018 – Final measures for the 2018-19 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 increased intervention during the BMSB risk season […]

Date Posted: August 10, 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: August 10, 2018
Seasonal measures for Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

We introduce seasonal import measures to manage the risk of Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) during the high risk season. New seasonal measures will apply for goods shipped on or […]

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/123

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, published Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No. 2018/110 to notify interested parties that an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain aluminium […]

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
ANTI–DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/124

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 aluminium road wheels (ARWs […]

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
Three detained after ABF finds illegal worker operation in South Australia

Two unlawful non-citizens believed to be involved in organised illegal worker exploitation have been detained after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers, assisted by South Australian Police (SAPOL), executed a search […]

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
Home > Releases Foreign students charged over illicit tobacco import

Two Chinese students have been charged after allegedly attempting to import 778kg of loose leaf tobacco into Australia from China.

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
Dozens of firearms seized in joint operation in Sydney

A 57-year-old Sydney man has been charged with a number of firearms offences, following a joint operation on Sydney’s northern beaches between the Australian Border Force (ABF) and New South […]

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/108

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) has completed the accelerated review, which commenced on 29 March 2018, of the anti-dumping measures, in the form of a dumping duty […]

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/109

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) has completed the accelerated review, which commenced on 29 March 2018, of the anti-dumping measures, in the form of a dumping notice […]

Date Posted: August 10, 2018
Termination of employment for inability to perform inherent requirements of an employee’s position

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently considered whether a dismissal for incapacity was “harsh, unjust or unreasonable” in the following decisions.

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
Mitigating circumstances for misconduct results in employee’s reinstatement

This is the story of a worker who sent an offensive text message to his co-workers, and the legal battle that ensued. The key message… context is key. Matthew Gosek […]

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

Summary of key issues  During the week ending 1 August 2018 rainfall was restricted to the south-west and parts of southern and eastern Australia. Rainfall totals of between 10 and […]

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
88-2018 – COLS services impacted from 21:00 Sunday 5th August to 02:30 Monday 6th August 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.

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
Two men arrested, more than 600kg of cocaine seized

A Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (QJOCTF) operation in collaboration with Maritime Border Command (MBC) has yesterday resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of approximately 600 […]

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
Second man extradited from Serbia to Sydney over 1.28 tonne cocaine seizure

A 49-year-old man has been extradited from Serbia and is scheduled to appear before Parramatta Local Court today (Wednesday, 1 August), to face charges connected with a multi-million dollar drug […]

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
Australian citizen arrested over child exploitation material at Melbourne airport

A 61-year-old Australian man who was travelling from Melbourne to the Philippines on Wednesday 25 July has been arrested and charged after he was found with child exploitation material on […]

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
Child-like sex dolls seized in Melbourne

A 20-year-old Chinese national has been charged over the alleged importation of two child-like sex dolls into Melbourne.

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
Men charged with people smuggling and immigration offences

A Chinese national and Taiwanese national have been charged with people smuggling and immigration offences following their interception at Brisbane Airport earlier this week

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
First Illicit Tobacco Taskforce strike uncovers Katherine crop

The first warrant executed by the newly established Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) has uncovered more than 17 acres of illegal tobacco crops and 6 tonnes of tobacco leaf, with an […]

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/125

On 19 March 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of A4 copy paper (the […]

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/112

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: August 3, 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: August 3, 2018
Working with NZ to build traveller biosecurity capabilities

Australia and New Zealand have announced an agreement to cooperate on trials of innovative technologies to improve both countries’ biosecurity operations.

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – August 2

AFIF 2018 CHARITY GOLF DAY – Thursday 16 August – 2 Weeks to Go – Be Quick! As ever, there has been a great response to the AFIF Annual Charity Golf Day […]

Indexation of customs duty rates on excise-equivalent goods on 1 August 2018

This notice sets out the new customs duty rates for certain excise-equivalent goods, including spirits, beers and fuel products, operative from 1 August 2018.

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
85-2018 – Service disruption: Clients unable to make payments in PEBS, COLS, OPP, MARS from 15:00 Monday 30th July 2018

Who does this notice affect? All clients requiring to make an online payment using the systems listed below: PEBS – Post Entry Biosecurity System COLS – Cargo Online Lodgement System […]

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
87-2018 – BICON Scheduled Outage from 21:00 Sunday 5th August to 02:30 Monday 6th August (AEST)

Who does this notice affect? All clients who use the department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) system.

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
81-2018 – Post Entry Biosecurity System Unavailable 21:00 to 23:00 Tuesday 31st July 2018 (AEST)

Who does this notice affect? All importers of plants, cats and/or dogs who will be required to use the Post Entry Biosecurity System during this planned outage period

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
Urgent maintenance of department’s website from 17:00 to 21:00 Monday 30th July 2018 (AEST)

Who does this notice affect? All clients attempting to access the Department’s external website during this planned outage period.

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
*Cancelled* 82-2018 – BICON Scheduled Maintenance from 00:30 to 04:30 Saturday 4th August (AEST)

Who does this notice affect? All clients who use the department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) system

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
83-2018 – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Issues with invoices being issued for Imported Cargo only (AIMS)

Who does this notice affect? All importers and customs brokers who use the Agriculture Import Management System (AIMS).

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
80-2018 – New import conditions for breaded, battered and crumbed prawns

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers of prawns and prawn meat products and associated industry participants and retailers

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
79-2018 – Cost recovery charges for diagnostic services for specific consignments

Who does this notice affect? Industry stakeholders, including commercial importers and brokers.

Date Posted: August 3, 2018
“You will HATE working here.” What can an employer do about a negative online review?

This quote is taken from an online platform dedicated to employees expressing their anonymous opinions about their employers.

Date Posted: August 2, 2018
How a Modern Slavery Bill would affect Australian exporters

The Modern Slavery Bill was promoted to prompt businesses to consider how they do business on a global scale, including within their supply chain, and take steps to eradicate any […]

Date Posted: August 2, 2018
US air cargo measures to be extended to all exports by air by 1 March 2019

Readers would be aware that as and from 1 July 2017, all Australian air cargo exports to the United States were required to undergo new “piece level” screening to accommodate […]

Date Posted: August 2, 2018
Life beyond the Lobby with new security laws passed

Australia passes espionage, foreign interference, foreign influence and critical infrastructure security laws. The concept of attempting to influence elected representatives, Governments and their agencies has been taking place forever – […]

Date Posted: August 2, 2018
The debate on HSS goes on as Home Affairs seeks to draw the line on Line Pipe

Many readers would be aware of the ongoing debate on what constitutes Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) steel or iron which is subject to dumping or countervailing duties. That has included […]

Date Posted: August 2, 2018
The role of the private sector in advancing trade facilitation and modernisation

The idea of facilitating secure and compliant trade underpins many international agreements such as the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and WCO Safe Framework of Standards (SAFE) and is reflected […]

Date Posted: August 2, 2018
How technology will transform the health sector

According to the ATO, 3.8 million Australians lodge their tax return online, 75% of Australia Post parcel deliveries are generated through a digital device, and Healthdirect Australia says 84% of Aussies seek […]

Date Posted: August 1, 2018
Tax cuts for everybody eventually… The most friendly budget?

Leading his third Federal Budget, Treasurer Scott Morrison has focussed on tax cut “affordability” and delivering a “responsible” budget that will encourage consumer spending and economic growth, without damaging the […]

Date Posted: August 1, 2018
Trump: The Year-One Report Card

It’s unlikely there’s been a public figure as universally divisive as Donald Trump since he took over leadership of the most powerful nation in the world in early 2017… in […]

Date Posted: August 1, 2018
The top business trends to watch in 2018

January and February are typically the slowest times of the year for Australian businesses – which means it’s also the best time to work hard at getting ahead.

Date Posted: August 1, 2018
How an international perspective can grow your business

The international trade landscape is constantly shifting, due to: changes in governments, the introduction and changes to free trade agreements, a continued focus on technology and innovation, and other economic […]

Date Posted: August 1, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/23

Item 1 By-law No.1339704 – revocation and replacement From 20 July 2018 by-law No.1339704 will be revoked and replaced by by-law No.1800146. By-law No. 1800146 incorporates minor amendments that are […]

Date Posted: July 27, 2018
77-2018 – Draft measures for 2018-19 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 increased intervention during the BMSB risk season (shipped […]

Date Posted: July 27, 2018
Types of timber, bamboo and related products

​​The information below will assist in classifying different types of timber, bamboo and related products, and will direct you to the appropriate import conditions in the Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) system. […]

Date Posted: July 27, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/118

On 03 April 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of a review of antidumping measures, in the form of a dumping duty […]

Date Posted: July 27, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/119

On 03 April 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of a review of antidumping measures, in the form of a dumping duty […]

Date Posted: July 27, 2018
Sydney delivery driver arrested over tobacco smuggling

21-07-2018 – A 35-year-old Sydney man has been arrested and charged by the Australian Border Force (ABF) after he was found to be using his position as a delivery driver […]

Date Posted: July 27, 2018
Failing Food Report – June 2018

This report details food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme during the month. For full data on activity and compliance under the Scheme refer to […]

Date Posted: July 27, 2018
Multi-agency search warrants in Fyshwick

24-07-2018 – A 57-year-old woman will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court today (Tuesday, 24 July 2018), in relation to immigration offences.

Date Posted: July 27, 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: July 27, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/120

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, initiated an investigation into the alleged dumping of certain aluminium extrusions (the goods) exported to Australia from the People’s Republic of China […]

Date Posted: July 27, 2018
Five Indonesian fishers apprehended for suspected illegal fishing

25-07-2018 – Five crew on-board an Indonesian fishing vessel suspected of illegally fishing inside the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ) west of Darwin in the Timor Sea have been apprehended.

Date Posted: July 27, 2018
Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – July 26

Dear Member,      AFIF members will be aware of the issues preventing larger container vessels entering the Port of Melbourne and accessing the berths at the Port. Port of Melbourne […]

Date Posted: July 27, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/22

The following individuals and companies have applied to the Comptroller-General of Customs for a customs broker licence.

Date Posted: July 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: July 20, 2018
Successful progress in the second tranche of groundwater buyback

Solid interest has been attracted in the second tranche of the Australian Government’s Upper Condamine Alluvium ground water buyback. Head of Water at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, […]

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
74-2018 – Advisory notice – Vessel inspection arrangements for Ozone ballast water treatment systems

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to relevant shipping agents and international vessel masters.

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
75-2018 – BICON online payment portal has been re-enabled as of 04:50 Friday 13th July (AEST)

Who does this notice affect? All clients who use the department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) system to submit import permit applications

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NO. 2018/85

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission has completed a review, which commenced on 10 November 2017, of the Anti-Dumping measures applying to aluminum zinc coated steel(the goods) exported to Australia […]

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/ 94

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission has completed a review, which commenced on 10 November 2017, of the Anti-Dumping measures applying to zinc coated (galvanised) steel (the goods) exported to […]

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/95

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission has completed a review, which commenced on 10 November 2017, of the Anti-Dumping measures applying to aluminum zinc coated steel(the goods) exported to Australia […]

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/96

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) has completed an inquiry, which commenced on 10 November 2017, into the whether of the Anti-Dumping measures in the form of a […]

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/97

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) has completed an inquiry, which commenced on 10 November 2017, into the whether of the continuation of the Anti-Dumping measures in the […]

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/106

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an inquiry into whether the continuation of anti-dumping measures, in the form of a dumping duty notice, in respect of […]

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/111

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission have initiated a review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain aluminium extrusions (the goods) exported to Australia from the People’s Republic […]

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/115

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an inquiry into whether the continuation of anti-dumping measures, in the form of a dumping duty notice, in respect of […]

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
Saudi Arabian man charged over child exploitation material

14-07-2018 – A 20-year-old Saudi Arabian national who arrived into Sydney airport on Friday 6 July was arrested and charged after child exploitation material was located in his baggage.

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
Arrest shock for Victorian weapons importer

16-07-2018 – A 41-year-old Victorian man has been arrested for the importation of a number of prohibited items, including air soft handguns, hand-held electric shock devices, extendable batons and push knives.

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
ABF targets illegal worker exploitation in remote WA

Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF), assisted by officers from the WA Police Force (WAPF), detained eight unlawful non-citizens following the execution of migration related warrants on two properties […]

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 commences

From 11 July, the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018, which safeguards Australia’s critical infrastructure from national security risks, came into force.

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

The Australian Government is hosting seminars around the country to help businesses explore the opportunities created by Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). With upcoming seminars in Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
IFN 07-18 – Food sampling under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme

Purpose To provide importers with information about the sampling of food for testing under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS). This notice provides detail: to importers about the amount of […]

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
IFN 08-18 – Border controls for carbon monoxide treatment of tuna

Purpose The purpose of this notice is to advise importers and brokers about the introduction of border controls for the inspection and analysis of carbon monoxide (CO) treatment of tuna. […]

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/22

The following individuals and companies have applied to the Comptroller-General of Customs for a customs broker licence.

Date Posted: July 20, 2018
Malaysian national removed over abhorrent material

A 43-year-old Malaysian man who arrived at Perth International Airport on 11 July, 2018, has been removed from Australia after abhorrent material was located in his mobile phone. Australian Border […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

During the week ending 11 July 2018 rainfall was restricted to the far south and east of the country. Rainfall totals of between 10 and 50 millimetres were recorded across […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – July 12

The AFIF Annual Charity Golf Day has become an institution, with over $240,000 raised for the various beneficiary charities. This year, we will return again to the fantastic Macquarie Links International […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
72-2018 – Changes to import conditions to take effect 25 July 2018

Who does this notice affect? This notice applies to importers and customs agents of medicinal mushrooms, seeds for sowing, dried herb products not for human consumption, timber and timber products, […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
Seasonal measures for Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

We introduce seasonal import measures to manage the risk of Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) during the high risk season.New seasonal measures will apply for goods shipped on or between 1 […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
Tariff public advice products

Public advice products are tariff classification precedents and guides. These are statements from us that provide general advice about classification and classification issues. A tariff precedent is specific to a […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
Authorities shut down European drug syndicate

11-07-2018 – A 26-year-old French national was arrested and charged today in Sydney for his alleged role in a European syndicate suspected of using tourists, including students and backpackers, to distribute […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
ABFC Ocean Shield cleans up

11-07-2018 – In between its duties helping to ensure civil maritime security in Australia’s northern waters, the Australian Border Force Cutter (ABFC) Ocean Shield is also doing its bit to protect the maritime […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
Perth Airport cocaine seizure

10-07-2018 – A 64-year-old man from the United States appeared before court today, after allegedly importing four kilograms of cocaine into Perth International Airport.

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/114

This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No.2018/92 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: July 13, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/113

On 19 March 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of A4 copy paper (the […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/110

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

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/105

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an anti-circumvention inquiry in relation to wire rope (the goods) exported to Australia from the Republic of South Africa (South […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
IFN 06-18 – Changes to the risk food description and profile questions for paprika, dried pepper, dried capsicum and dried chilli

The purpose of this notice is to advise brokers and importers about changes to the risk food description and Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS) Community Protection (CP) profile questions for […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
IFN 05-18 – IFIS Importer declaration and IFIS Community Protection profile question for ready-to-eat processed finfish

The purpose of this notice is to advise brokers and importers that from 8 August 2018, a voluntary importer declaration will be introduced for ready-to-eat processed finfish (RTE finfish), such as smoked salmon. […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
IFN 04-18 – IFIS Importer declarations and IFIS Community Protection profile questions for cheese

The purpose of this notice is to advise brokers and importers that from 8 August 2018, Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS) Importer declarations will be introduced for cheese made from unpasteurised milk, and […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
Second live export licence suspension

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has suspended the live export licence of a second livestock export company. The suspension will remain in place pending a full review.

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
Live sheep export

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has been notified of an exporter’s intention to export live sheep to the Middle East. All applications for exports are considered in accordance […]

Date Posted: July 13, 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: July 13, 2018
70-2018 – Changes to import conditions for consignments of oversize tyres

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 into Australian territory. […]

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
71-2018 – Highly compliant importer project

Who does this notice affect? All importers and customs brokers who lodge imported cargo to the department for biosecurity assessment.

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
69-2018 – Introduced inspection of cooked prawns – Updated

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: July 13, 2018
Duty Deferral, Policy for Trusted Trader Importers only , is it Anti-competitive in nature?

I pose this questions as a SME Trusted Trader Service Provider. At recent Industry conventions it was announced that Duty deferral is soon to be a reality for Importers who […]

Date Posted: July 6, 2018
Summary of key issues

During the week ending 4 July 2018 rainfall was restricted to the south-west and east of the country. Rainfall totals of between 10 and 50 millimetres were recorded across large […]

Date Posted: July 6, 2018
Latest News

AFIF 2018 CHARITY GOLF DAY Save the Date – Thursday 16 August – Details to Follow The AFIF Annual Charity Golf Day has become an institution, with over $240,000 raised […]

Date Posted: July 6, 2018
Joint Operation Astatine spurs further arrests in Europe

04-07-2018 – A joint agency investigation – responsible for dismantling an alleged global crime syndicate last year – has led to further arrests by international partners, after Dutch authorities charged […]

Date Posted: July 6, 2018
57 million illegal cigarettes seized in joint operation

This is a joint media release between Australian Border Force, Queensland Police Service and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission 04-07-2018 – Almost 60 million cigarettes have been seized as part of […]

Date Posted: July 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: July 6, 2018
68-2018 – Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Biosecurity System and Online Payment Service Unavailable 21:00 to 21:45 Wednesday 4th July 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.

Date Posted: July 6, 2018
GST on low value imported goods

02-07-2018 – Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF), assisted by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) this week detained seven Vietnamese men after conducting a warrant on a property located […]

Date Posted: July 6, 2018
Seven Vietnamese men detained in Townsville

02-07-2018 – Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF), assisted by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) this week detained seven Vietnamese men after conducting a warrant on a property located […]

Date Posted: July 6, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/107

On 19 March 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of a review of anti-dumping measures, in the form of a dumping duty […]

Date Posted: July 6, 2018
Encouraging results from citrus canker response

The strong response to the citrus canker detection in the Northern Territory is delivering important outcomes, as government and industry work together to manage this significant plant health risk.

Date Posted: July 6, 2018
Four Corners White Spot testing conclusions flawed

The department has today received information from University of the Sunshine Coast Professor, Wayne Knibb, which casts serious doubt on the basis of some claims made by Four Corners.

Date Posted: July 6, 2018
Update

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 05:00 […]

Preparing for 1 July 2018 – increases to wages and remuneration

Annual Wage Review Decision – On 1 June 2018, the Fair Work Commission handed down its 2018 Annual Wage Review Decision. The key elements of the decision are:the national minimum […]

Date Posted: July 2, 2018
Indian man removed from Perth over child exploitation material

26-06-2018 – A 30-year-old Indian national who arrived at Perth Airport last Friday (22 June, 2018) has been removed from Australia after child exploitation material was located in a mobile phone. […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/104

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, being ammonium nitrate exported to Australia from […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/103

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an investigation following an application lodged by CSBP Limited, Orica Australia Pty Ltd and Queensland Nitrates Pty Ltd, all of […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/88

The Commissioner and Anti-Dumping Commission has completed a review, which commenced on 19 October 2017, of the Anti-Dumping measures applying to certain hollow structural sections (the goods) exported to Australia […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
The great white north seeks alpacas from down under

New market access opportunities have opened up for highly sought-after Aussie alpacas, representing a positive step for a small industry with great potential. Head of Animal Biosecurity at the Department […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
Sheep in Western Australia

Monday, 25 June 2018 It is necessary to clarify matters raised in media reports. Following the suspension of an exporter’s licence, there are sheep currently in a registered feedlot that […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
Biosecurity Facilitation and Consulting Specialists

Approved Arrangements – Identify, propose, develop and implementation of Biosecurity third party arrangements to allow industry to undertake Biosecurity functions – Provide documented processes, training, Assurance, Validation to meet biosecurity […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
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 attention of law makers around the world. It highlights the need for importers to exercise due diligence when dealing with international […]

Date Posted: June 29, 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 29, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/21

Concessional Item 56 – Clinical Trial Kits and Placebos used in Clinical Trials Customs Tariff Proposal (No. 2) 2018, tabled in Parliament on 31 May 2018, created a new concessional […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/20

Statistical Code, Duty Rate and Other Changes for 1 July 2018 Reduction of customs duty rates for certain goods. The third scheduled phase down of customs duty rates under the […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
66-2018 – BICON System Maintenance from 6:30am Saturday 30 June to 01:00am Sunday 1 July 2018 (AEST)

25 June 2018 – Who does this notice affect? All clients who will be required to use the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) system during […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
65-2018 – Cargo Online Lodgement System, Post Entry Biosecurity System, Maritime Arrivals Reporting System and Online Payment Service Unavailable 6:30 to 18:30 on Saturday 30 June 2018 (AEST)

25 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 this […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
New video about asbestos in imported second-hand vehicles

A new video about the role of the Australian Border Force (ABF) in stopping asbestos at the border, particularly asbestos found in imported second hand vehicles and building materials, has […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
Passenger arrested over six kilos of pseudoephedrine

25-06-2018 – http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/passenger-arrested-over-six-kilos-of-pseudoephedrineThe Australian Border Force (ABF) has charged a 54-year-old Australian man with allegedly importing approximately six and a half kilograms of the border controlled drug pseudoephedrine in his suitcase. […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
Pseudo game over for smuggler

24-06-2018 – A man faced court on Friday 22 June after he was arrested by the Australian Border Force (ABF) for allegedly importing two kilograms of pseudoephedrine, an illicit drug pre-cursor, […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
ABF filters out illicit tobacco

24-06-2018 –Two men have been arrested and charged by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers over an alleged illicit tobacco smuggling operation based in Melbourne’s East. Following an initial detection at […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
Six arrested and dozens removed from Australia over illicit tobacco smuggling

23-06-2018 – Six people have now been charged by the Australian Border Force (ABF) over their alleged involvement in a highly organised tobacco smuggling syndicate that was operating through Melbourne International […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
64-2018 – Successful implementation of Phase 2 – Automatic Entry Processing reform

Who does this notice affect? Biosecurity industry participants (BIPs) operating broker class 19.1 and 19.2 approved arrangements (AAs). What has changed? The Department is pleased to advise BIPs of the […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
Media statement: Live export licence suspension

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources today suspended the live export licence of one company. The licence will remain suspended pending a full review of the company’s response to […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
Illegal citrus imports putting Australia at risk

Friday, 29 June 2018 – The attempted illegal import of citrus budwood through Brisbane Airport demonstrates the significant biosecurity risks Australia faces, with tests now confirming the plant material carried […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
Condamine Alluvium groundwater buyback nearing halfway

Thursday, 28 June 2018 – The first tranche of the Australian Government’s Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium groundwater buyback has recovered almost 16 gigalitres towards the 40.4 gigalitre target, to 31 […]

Date Posted: June 29, 2018
Tax time – 2018 End of Year Tax Planning Checklist

The end of the financial year is quickly approaching, so now is the time to run through our checklist to see if there are any planning opportunities you wish to […]

Date Posted: June 28, 2018
Future-proof your business by preparing for AI

You don’t have to search hard for commentary about the negative impacts of technology on our trades and professions – specifically, when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI).

Date Posted: June 28, 2018
Information security for staff turnover

Employee turnover is an unwelcome reality for any business. In fact, survey findings from the Australian Human Resources Institute revealed an average turnover figure of 16% in Australia.

Date Posted: June 28, 2018
Why you shouldn’t put all your eggs in the one market

Any business is risky business – especially if you’re reliant on one market. Of course, all businesses start by focussing on domestic markets, but there comes a time in the […]

Date Posted: June 28, 2018
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
Tax stats reveal the state of the Australian community

Every year, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) compiles the tax data they collect. The recently released 2015-16 ‘tax stats’ encapsulate the data from 16 million income tax returns lodged for […]

Date Posted: May 30, 2018
Key changes to Chain of Responsibility Laws to be implemented from 1 October 2018

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has announced that the new Chain of Responsibility (CoR) provisions under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) will be implemented from 1 October 2018. […]

Date Posted: May 30, 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: May 29, 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
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: the licensing regime is rigorous, setting high standards on those applying […]

Date Posted: May 14, 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
New Victorian long service leave law passed: time to prepare

On 15 May 2018 the Long Service Leave Act 2018 was assented to after it passed the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament (2018 Act). The 2018 Act will become law on […]

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

How to prepare to comply 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 […]

Date Posted: May 9, 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
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 3, 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 […]