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Illicit Tobacco Taskforce in full force in 2019

The Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) has seized and destroyed eight acres of illegal tobacco crops and seedlings with a potential excise value of more than $9 million from a property […]

Date Posted: January 18, 2019
Illicit Tobacco Taskforce Strikes in 2019

Two men have been arrested in Melbourne over the alleged importation of illicit tobacco worth more than $10 million in evaded revenue, in a successful start to the New Year […]

Date Posted: January 18, 2019
Seven detained as Operation Battenrun continues

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have detained seven Malaysian unlawful non-citizens (UNC) in Perth, as part of an ongoing national operation targeting unscrupulous labour hire intermediaries and foreign worker exploitation.

Date Posted: January 18, 2019
Eight arrested as part of joint agency drug operation

Eight people were arrested in Melbourne over the past fortnight as part of a joint operation targeting an organised crime syndicate police will allege is responsible for the importation of […]

Date Posted: January 18, 2019
Man facing court on charges of importing prohibited goods

A man has faced court today following an Australian Border Force (ABF) investigation into the importation of prohibited goods.

Date Posted: January 18, 2019
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2019/007

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: January 18, 2019
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2019/006

I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) have initiated a review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain aluminium extrusions (aluminium extrusions, or the goods) exported […]

Date Posted: January 18, 2019
IFN 01-19 – Remaking the Imported Food Control Regulations

Purpose The purpose of the notice is to advise importers and brokers about the consultation on draft changes to the Imported Food Control Regulations (the Regulations).

Date Posted: January 18, 2019
Keeping Australia free from African Swine Fever

In response to the recent spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has increased its border activities.

Date Posted: January 18, 2019
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

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

Date Posted: January 18, 2019
07-2019 – Recent prosecution for failing to comply with departmental directions

Who does this notice affect? Importers of goods that are subject to biosecurity control and who receive directions from the department to manage or deal with those goods.

Date Posted: January 18, 2019
Junior Compiler – Internship Trainee Customs Broker Job in Brisbane

“At 3DL, what we do is a passion, not just a job!” 3DL is a 100% Australian family owned and operated business, providing professional services for many Large, Medium and […]

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2019/01

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

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
Passenger numbers soar over the holiday season

Passenger numbers moving through Australian airports hit record numbers this holiday season, with more than 2.4 million people being processed by the Australian Border Force (ABF).

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
Statement on the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation

There is no mass hunger strike at the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA). While some detainees are refusing to attend regular meal times as part of a protest, they continue […]

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
More than $12 million of GBL seized as police continue to target drug manufacturers

Investigations by NSW Police Force detectives and Australian Border Force (ABF) officers has led to one of Australia’s largest seizures of gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), preventing at least a million deals being […]

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2019/01

ANTI-DUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING ACTIONS – STATUS REPORT AT 31 DECEMBER 2018 This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No.2018/187 and is part of a monthly series advising the status of anti-dumping […]

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2019/04

Introduction On 13 December 2018, I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, published Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No. 2018/186 to notify interested parties that an accelerated review of the […]

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
03-2019 – Reminder – fees and charges for aircraft disinsection

Who does this notice affect? This notice affects all airline/aircraft operators of international aircraft arriving into Australia.

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
01-2019 – Clearance of fresh cut flowers and foliage consignments on the Australia Day long weekend and Valentine’s Day

Who does this notice affect? Industry stakeholders including importers, approved arrangements, freight forwarders and brokers that deal with imported cut flowers and foliage.

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
Huge weapons seizure from alleged illegal importer

A 31-year-old Langford man faces multiple weapons importation and possession charges following a three month joint investigation by the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the WA Police Force (WAPF).

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
Christmas drug haul found at the border

While most Australians were happily unwrapping their Christmas presents last week, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers at Australia’s international mail and air cargo facilities were busy unwrapping and seizing numerous […]

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
Student removed from Melbourne after child exploitation material found

A Pakistani student has had his visa cancelled and has been removed from Australia after child exploitation material was found on his mobile phone at Melbourne Airport on Christmas Eve.

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
Further arrests over record WA illicit cigarette seizure

Australian Border Force (ABF) Investigators have charged two more men in relation to the alleged importation of a record 9.5 million illicit cigarettes into Western Australia in October 2018.

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
Woman charged after visa fraud investigation

A woman has been charged and dozens of fraudulently obtained identity documents seized after warrants were executed as part of an ongoing Australian Border Force (ABF) investigation into visa and […]

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2019/05

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: January 11, 2019
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2019/03

Introduction I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain grinding balls (grinding balls) exported to Australia from […]

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2019/02

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

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
International recognition to help plant health grow

The first International Year of Plant Health will be held in 2020 recognising the importance of global cooperation to keep plants healthy and free of pests and diseases.

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
$120,000 fine for serious biosecurity breaches

A Brisbane company and its director have been fined a total of $120,000 for biosecurity breaches associated with the transport and storage of imported uncooked pig meat during 2014 and […]

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
CUSTOMS ACT 1901 – NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 269K(1) – APPLICATIONS MADE FOR TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS

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

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
Illegal logging laws e-update #27 December 2018

The department getting serious about illegal logging compliance In November 2018, a Queensland-based importer was served with the first infringement notice issued under Australia’s illegal logging laws. The notice was […]

Date Posted: January 4, 2019
Goods Compliance Update December 2018

Message from Commander ABF Governance Welcome to the December 2018 edition of the Goods Compliance Update (GCU).

Date Posted: January 4, 2019
Statement from ABF Commissioner Michael Outram APM – ANAO audit into Cape Class Patrol Boat In-Service Support Arrangements

I welcome the finalisation of the Australian National Audit Office’s (ANAO) report on the Cape Class Patrol Boat In-Service Support Arrangements and support the majority of recommendations.

Date Posted: January 4, 2019
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/167

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission has completed a review, which commenced on 19 March 2018, of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain hot rolled structural steel sections (HRS or […]

Date Posted: January 4, 2019
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/185

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission has completed a review, which commenced on 3 April 2018, of the anti-dumping measures applying to steel reinforcing bar (the goods) exported to Australia […]

Date Posted: January 4, 2019
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/199

On 18 June 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of a review of anti-dumping measures relating to certain consumer pineapple (the goods) […]

Date Posted: January 4, 2019
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/198

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

Date Posted: January 4, 2019
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/194

On 3 April 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission published a notice announcing the initiation of a review of Anti-Dumping measures applying to steel rod in coil (the goods) […]

Date Posted: January 4, 2019
193-2018 – Changes to import conditions for rawhide dog chews

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers, associated industry participants and retailers of pet food related goods, specifically rawhide chews for dogs derived from the […]

Date Posted: January 4, 2019
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/40

Working Tariff and other changes commencing on 1 January 2019 Reduction of preferential customs duty rates The next scheduled reduction of preferential customs duty rates will occur on 1 January […]

Date Posted: January 4, 2019
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/39

Customs Amendment (Product Specific Rule Modernisation) Act 2018 The Customs Amendment (Product Specific Rule Modernisation) Act 2018 (the Amendment Act) commences on 14 December 2018.

Date Posted: January 4, 2019
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/37

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership – Entry into Force On 30 December 2018, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) will enter into force for Australia, […]

Date Posted: December 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/196

On 25 June 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of ammonium nitrate (the goods) exported […]

Date Posted: December 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/195

On 18 June 2018, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner), published a notice (initiation notice) announcing the initiation of an anti-circumvention inquiry in respect of the […]

Date Posted: December 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/193

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: December 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/189

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: December 20, 2018
Public servant charged for illegal importation of exotic fish

An Australian Government biosecurity officer will face court today over his alleged role in the illegal importation and sale of exotic fish in Australia.

Date Posted: December 20, 2018
Sniffing out biosecurity risks at Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island’s newest biosecurity team member is already hard at work sniffing out potential biosecurity risks to safeguard the island from pests and diseases.

Date Posted: December 20, 2018
Keeping stink bug risks off Australian shores

The department has directed a second vessel to leave Australian Territory, as a result of significant risks associated with brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

Date Posted: December 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: December 20, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS Notice No. 2018/38

GST Exemption Codes for Feminine Hygiene Products at the border (from 1 January 2019) The Minister For Health has made a determination regarding GST-free health goods under paragraph 177-10(4)(b) of the […]

Date Posted: December 20, 2018
191-2018 – Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: treatment provider suspension: Nuova Cianidrica Srl (AEI: IT4002B)

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: December 20, 2018
Stink bugs force another ro-ro expulsion

A CAR carrier has been ordered to leave Australian waters following a stink bug discovery.

Date Posted: December 20, 2018
Joint ABF AFP Media Release – Malaysian national facing meth importation charge

A 40-year-old Malaysian national will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today charged over the alleged importation of 3.9 kilograms of methylamphetamine hidden in the walls of an esky.

Date Posted: December 20, 2018
Finding it hard to find a Relief / Temp / Locum Licensed Customs Broker

Look no further, with solutions found 99% of the time within 48 hours, 3DL is your 1 stop shop for Licensed Customs Brokers and Wholesale / Sub-contract Customs Clearance Solutions.

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
Thanks Hon Mr Peter Dutton, for your ear at the local cricket final

Last Sunday I afforded the opportunity to meet with the Minister for Home Affairs, and I thank Peter for his ear on my concerns over the Phenomenon of Offshore Business […]

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
Operation Battenrun snares more unscrupulous labour hire intermediaries

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have detained more individuals in Western Australia and Victoria as part of Operation Battenrun, a national operation targeting unscrupulous labour hire intermediaries and foreign worker […]

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
Misreporting on ABF resources

Recent, ongoing and inaccurate media reporting regarding the capabilities of the Australian Border Force (ABF) contains a number of factual errors that need to be corrected.

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
Two charged after 490 kilograms of meth found inside car bonnets

Two people have been arrested and 490 kilograms of methamphetamine seized in Sydney following a joint operation by Australian authorities.

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
Live squirrels intercepted at Brisbane Airport

Biosecurity and Australian Border Force (ABF) officers at Brisbane Airport recently intercepted two live squirrels, allegedly smuggled in by an Australian resident returning from Bali.

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/192

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

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/191

On the 24 August 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of a review of anti-dumping measures applying to certain aluminium extrusions […]

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/186

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

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
IFN 16-18 – Monitoring cooked crustaceans for Listeria monocytogenes

Purpose The purpose of this notice is to advise brokers and importers about a change to the inspection and analysis of cooked crustaceans under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme. Cooked […]

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
Draft report on live sheep Heat Stress Risk Assessment

The independent Heat Stress Risk Assessment (HSRA) Technical Reference Panel has released its draft report on heat stress risk in live sheep exports to the Middle East.

Date Posted: December 14, 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: December 14, 2018
New Zealand national refused entry for tobacco smuggling

A 23-year-old New Zealand national has been refused entry to Australia after being caught by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers attempting to smuggle 54 kilograms of undeclared molasses tobacco through […]

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
Man arrested for alleged migration fraud

A 32-year-old Indian national has been arrested for serious offences under the Migration Act 1958 after allegedly applying for a protection visa using a false identity and fraudulent identity documents.

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
Belgian national removed over abhorrent material

A Belgian man who arrived at Brisbane International Airport on 4 December 2018 has been removed from Australia after abhorrent material was located on his mobile phone.

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
Three arrested and $3.7m in assets seized in Melbourne

Three people were arrested in Melbourne by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) this morning for alleged migration offences as part of an ongoing Australian Border Force (ABF) investigation.

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
Eight detained as ABF targets foreign worker exploitation

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have detained eight individuals as part of a national operation targeting unscrupulous labour hire intermediaries and foreign worker exploitation.

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/190

On 12 July 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: December 14, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/188

On 6 July 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an anti-circumvention inquiry in relation to wire rope exported to Australia from […]

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
186-2018 – Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: treatment provider suspension: Radit Srl (AEI: IT4006SB)

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: December 14, 2018
182-2018 – Automatic entry processing for commodities (AEPCOMM) update – Oversized tyres ex Japan

Who does this notice affect? Brokers, importers and biosecurity industry participants operating under the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Class 19.2 Approved Arrangement: Automatic entry processing for commodities (AEPCOMM).

Date Posted: December 14, 2018
The case for a new Australian Customs Act plus comments about what we have now

One of the essential elements of good regulation is the need for clear contemporary supporting legislation and associated regulation.

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
Firearms and grenade launcher among weapons seized in joint operation in Charlestown

A 49-year-old Lake Macquarie man has been charged with drug and firearms offences following a joint operation in Charlestown between the Australian Border Force (ABF) and NSW Police Force.

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
New ABF patrol vessel for Victoria

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has today launched a new Port, Harbour and Coastal (PHC) vessel to strengthen its maritime capabilities across Victoria.

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
Buyers beware when online shopping this Christmas

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is reminding families shopping online for their Christmas presents to be aware of what can and cannot be imported into Australia.

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/187

ANTI-DUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING ACTIONS – STATUS REPORT AT 30 NOVEMBER 2018 This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No. 2018/176 and is part of a monthly series advising the status of […]

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
181-2018 – COLS services impacted from 23:00 Saturday 8 December to 01:00 Sunday 9 December 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.

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
Statement from ABF Commissioner Michael Outram APM

The ABF is a professional, disciplined law enforcement agency and our staff work tirelessly every day to protect Australia.

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
Statement on reporting in the Sydney Morning Herald

In regards to Fairfax Media reporting (2 December 2018) on the death of a Border Force Officer Recruit Trainee (BFORT) in 2016, the Australian Border Force (ABF) and Department of […]

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
Police shut down illegal brothel in Kingston

ACT Policing, with the assistance of Australian Border Force (ABF), executed a search warrant at an apartment complex in Kingston yesterday morning (Thursday, 29 November 2018).

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/184

On 4 June 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping and subsidisation of certain PVC flat […]

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
IFN 15-18 – Proposed changes to food safety import requirements for bivalve molluscs

Purpose The purpose of this notice is to advise importers and brokers that consultation on proposed changes to food safety import requirements for bivalve molluscs and bivalve mollusc products under […]

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
177-2018 – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources S-Cargo Issue Resolved

Who does this notice affect? Importers, stevedores and brokers of GAS (Giant African Snails)/CAL (Country Action List) cargo awaiting clearance or inspection of containers.

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
176-2018 – Extension of additional inspection requirements for consignments of kiwifruit from Italy

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers (and their customs brokers) of fresh kiwifruit from Italy.

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
173-2018 – Nominate representatives for presentation on Cargo Online Lodgement System (COLS) Business to Government enhancement

Who does this notice affect? Third-party software providers for Cargo Logistic ICT systems.

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
Biosecurity touches down at Avalon International Airport

Avalon Airport is going international this week and the department is calling on all passengers heading down under on the new flights to be biosecurity aware.

Date Posted: December 7, 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: December 7, 2018
175-2018 – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Christmas and New Year Operating Hours

Who does this notice affect? All internal and external stakeholders who may require Department of Agriculture and Water Resources regulatory services between Christmas and New Year.

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
Potential pitfalls of the impending TPP-11

I have been working with the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia (CBFCA) to develop guidance material and host legal forums on the introduction of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11), […]

Date Posted: December 7, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/35

Amendments to the Customs Act 1901 – Collecting tobacco duties at the border The Australian Government introduced a set of measures to combat the illicit tobacco trade as part of […]

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
Three arrested following investigation into Gold Coast organised crime syndicate

Three people have been arrested and approximately 42 kilograms of illicit drugs seized as part of a long-running Australian Federal Police (AFP) led investigation involving the Australian Border Force (ABF) […]

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
Border security and trade enforcement dominate ABF talks with PNG counterparts

Border and maritime security, as well as trade enforcement were high on the agenda at the 5th Australia-Papua New Guinea (PNG) Customs Bilateral Meeting in Canberra today.

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
Woman charged after attempting to smuggle 13kg of meth inside toy boxes at Sydney Airport

An American woman has been charged with a serious drugs offence after allegedly attempting to import 13 kilograms of methamphetamine into Sydney airport, concealed inside boxes of children’s toys.

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
Statement on Fairfax reporting regarding ABF integrity matters

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is a professional, disciplined law enforcement agency that has zero tolerance for corruption or inappropriate behaviour among officers, staff and contractors.

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
Two US tourists removed from Australia over bikie links

Two US nationals have had their visas cancelled and been removed from Australia after being linked to an outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG).

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
Indonesian fisher pleads guilty to illegally fishing in Australian waters

Yesterday in the Darwin Local Court, an Indonesian fisher was fined $4,000 after pleading guilty to offences for illegally fishing in Australian waters.

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/183

Introduction On 18 September 2018, I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, published Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No. 2018/141 to notify interested parties that an accelerated review of the […]

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/182

I, Dale Seymour, Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have approved a new form to be used in an application for the publication of a dumping or countervailing duty notice.

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/181

On 10 January 2017, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of certain alloy round bar (the […]

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/180

I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, (the Commissioner) have initiated a review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain resealable can end closures (TRF’s or the goods) […]

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/177

On 18 April 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping and subsidisation of railway wheels […]

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/174

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

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/173

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

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/172

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

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/170

On 16 July 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) initiated an inquiry into whether the continuation of the anti-dumping measures in respect of certain prepared or preserved tomatoes […]

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
171–2018 – Charges for Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities (AEPCOMM Lodgements)

Who does this notice affect? Biosecurity industry participants that are the holders of a biosecurity approved arrangement, operating under custom broker classes 19.1 and/or 19.2.

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
170-2018 – Biosecurity Imports Condition System, Cargo Online Lodgement System, Maritime Arrivals Reporting System, Online Payment Service and the Post Entry Biosecurity System Unavailable from 00:01 to 03:00 Saturday 1 December 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.

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
169-2018 – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources GAS/CAL processing delays 27 November 2018

Who does this notice affect? Importers and brokers of sea containers and break bulk cargo from countries listed on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ County Action List (CAL).

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
168-2018 – BICON unavailable from 23:30 Saturday 1 December to 04:00 Sunday 2 December 2018 (AEDT)

Who does this notice affect? All clients required to use the department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) System during this planned maintenance period.

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
167-2018 – Updated – COLS services impacted from 23:00 Saturday 8 December to 01:00 Sunday 9 December 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.

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
Media statement: Independent Observer live export report released

The first public Independent Observer’s live export summary report was released today, documenting the Bahijah voyage carrying sheep and cattle exported to Israel in June 2018.

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
Supporting our young rural women to reach their leadership potential

The Department of Agriculture and Water is pleased to be able to support 18 young rural women to attend the Country to Canberra ‘Power Trip’ leadership program this week.

Date Posted: November 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: November 30, 2018
166-2018 – Integrated Cargo System profile issues – Tariff chapter 94

Who does this notice affect? Customs brokers who lodge import declarations for goods classified under tariff chapter 94 – Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps […]

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/36

Application for Customs Broker Licenses The following individuals have applied to the Comptroller-General of Customs for a customs broker licence: INDIVIDUALS: Clint Byatt Hamed Farzami Suyanti Koeswibowo Kasandra Kim Parastatidis […]

Date Posted: November 30, 2018
Terminal working arrangements over the Christmas period

Please find below DP World Australia’s working arrangements across the country for the period 24 December 2018 to 2 January 2019.

Date Posted: November 23, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

Summary of key issues During the week ending 21 November 2018 rainfall was recorded across scattered areas of eastern, central and northern Australia. In cropping regions, rainfall totals of between […]

Date Posted: November 23, 2018
Man charged after 4kg of cocaine allegedly found at Sydney Airport

A 41-year-old Spanish man has been arrested and charged after approximately 4kg of cocaine was allegedly found concealed in an unaccompanied suitcase at Sydney International Airport.

Date Posted: November 23, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/165

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission has completed a review, which commenced on 2 March 2018, of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain aluminum road wheels (the goods) exported to […]

Date Posted: November 23, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/178

I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission have made a preliminary affirmative determination (PAD) under subsection 269TD(1) of the Customs Act 19011 (the Act) because I am satisfied […]

Date Posted: November 23, 2018
164- 2018 – Countries that have advised they can supply updated health certification that meets Australia’s new import conditions for par-cooked breaded, battered and crumbed (BBC) 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: November 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: November 23, 2018
Preparing to import during the BMSB season

​​​​What you need to do before importing You must comply with seasonal measures for certain goods arriving from certain countries that are shipped as sea cargo to Australia between 1 […]

Date Posted: November 23, 2018
Man’s visa cancelled after child exploitation material found

A Hong Kong national has had his visa cancelled and is awaiting removal from Australia after child exploitation material was found on his mobile phone at Melbourne Airport.

Date Posted: November 23, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/175

I, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have initiated an investigation following an application lodged by Liberty OneSteel (Newcastle) Pty Ltd (Liberty Steel), a manufacturer of steel reinforcing […]

Date Posted: November 23, 2018
162-2018 – Service Disruption: BICON services 20:00 to 23:00 22nd November (AEDT)

Who does this notice affect? All clients submitting a permit through the department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON).

Date Posted: November 23, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/34

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

Date Posted: November 23, 2018
Customs Trade & News Alert

High Court appeal in Zappia successful. HC holds that an individual can be a person in custody and control for section 35A of the Customs Act and subject to having […]

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

Summary of key issues During the week ending 14 November 2018 rainfall was recorded across large areas of eastern, western and northern Australia. In cropping regions, rainfall totals of between […]

Date Posted: November 16, 2018
ABF increasing regional cooperation with Indonesia

Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner Michael Outram APM has concluded several days of strategic talks with Indonesian counterparts, discussing issues including trade enforcement and border protection.

Date Posted: November 16, 2018
Illegal foreign fishing vessel apprehended west of Darwin, in waters off the coast of Western Australia

An Indonesian fishing vessel and its crew of five men were apprehended off the coast of Western Australia, suspected of illegally fishing in Australian waters.

Date Posted: November 16, 2018
Japanese national charged with wildlife smuggling and animal cruelty

A 45-year-old Japanese man has been charged after he was intercepted at Perth International Airport allegedly attempting to smuggle six native bobtail lizards out of Australia.

Date Posted: November 16, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/176

ANTI-DUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING ACTIONS – STATUS REPORT AT 31 OCTOBER 2018 This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No.2018/158 and is part of a monthly series advising the status of anti-dumping […]

Date Posted: November 16, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/171

On 1 August 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: November 16, 2018
161-2018 – Reminder: Biosecurity batch labelling requirements for uncooked peeled prawns

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers of uncooked peeled prawns for human consumption, and associated industry participants and retailers.

Date Posted: November 16, 2018
Media statement: Biosecurity assurance for cut flower and foliage imports

The department has released a draft consultation report today that confirms the enhanced import conditions for fresh cut flowers and foliage effectively manage the associated biosecurity risks.

Date Posted: November 16, 2018
Media statement: Importing grain for stock feed

With many parts of Australia in drought, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has been getting a significant number of enquiries about importing processed plant-based stock feed, whole grain […]

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

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

Date Posted: November 16, 2018
Guidance Note on Certification Numbers for the CPQ

Context If you are importing emissions-controlled products covered by the Product Emissions Standards Rules 2017 (the Rules), you, or the customs brokers/agents acting on your behalf, must respond “Yes” to […]

Date Posted: November 16, 2018
Do you import goods and services?

If you’re charged GST incorrectly, seek a refund from your supplier. However, if the GST is less than $82.50, you can claim a GST credit on your next BAS without […]

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
Two Icelandic men arrested for allegedly importing 6.7kgs of cocaine

Two Icelandic nationals have been charged over the importation 6.7 kilograms of cocaine into Melbourne Airport after joint activity by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Border Force (ABF) […]

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
Record WA illicit cigarette seizure

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have charged a 28-year-old Morley man after he allegedly attempted to smuggle 9.5 million cigarettes into Western Australia in a sea container – the largest […]

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
ABF targets guns and boats in Queensland

Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) have concluded a week of activity around regional Queensland, cracking down on illegal firearms as well as […]

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
Recent media reporting around the Bird family

While we can’t comment on the specifics of individual cases, the Department and Australian Border Force wish to clarify recent media reporting around the Bird family.

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/170

On 16 July 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) initiated an inquiry into whether the continuation of the anti-dumping measures in respect of certain prepared or preserved tomatoes […]

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/168

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

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/163

I, 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, namely resealable can end closures (the […]

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/156

On 24 August 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of a review of anti-dumping measures applying to certain aluminium extrusions exported to […]

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
160-2018 – End of Interim process for the management of LCL/FAK containers for the 2018-19 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) risk season

Who does this notice affect? Stakeholders in the import and shipping industries—including freight forwarders, importers, customs brokers and master consolidators—associated with importing goods that require increased intervention during the BMSB […]

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

Summary of key issues During the week ending 7 November 2018 rainfall was recorded across large areas of central, southern and northern Australia. In cropping regions, rainfall totals of between […]

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

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

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/33 Application for Customs Broker Licences

The following individuals have applied to the Comptroller-General of Customs for a customs broker licence: INDIVIDUALS: Sihui (Stella) Ye Clayton Horne Gaurav Bhatt David Lackey Rumi Hider

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
159-2018 – Recording of Webinar on Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities (AEPCOMM) procedures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

Who does this notice affect? Brokers, importers and biosecurity industry participants (BIP’s) operating under the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Class 19.2 Approved Arrangement: Automatic entry processing for commodities […]

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
158-2018 – Entering Entity Identifier (AEI) details into the Integrated Cargo System (ICS) for offshore BMSB treated consignments

Who does this notice affect? Customs brokers lodging consignments in the ICS where Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) seasonal measures apply.

Date Posted: November 9, 2018
Failing Food Report – September 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: November 2, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Port rail, pricing review are welcome announcements

SIR, Recent statements from the Victorian government are welcome on crucial supply chain issues. The proposed port rail project has been the subject of discussion for several years and the […]

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/32 Customs Legislation Amendment (Prohibited Substances) Regulations 2018

From 27 October 2018 the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 (PI Regulations) and the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 (PE Regulations) will be updated.

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
Media statement: Illegal pork semen importers face court

Two persons involved in the pork production industry faced court today in Western Australia on charges relating to deliberate illegal imports of pig semen over a number of years.

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
Nominations now open for the 2019 Australian Biosecurity Awards

Today the search begins for Australia’s true biosecurity champions through the 2019 Australian Biosecurity Awards

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
Response to the Moss Review

he department welcomes the Review of the Regulatory Capability and Culture of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in the Regulation of Live Animal Exports by Mr Philip Moss […]

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
155-2018 – Additional inspection requirements for consignments of kiwifruit from Italy

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers (and their customs brokers) of fresh kiwifruit from Italy.

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
IFN 14-18 – ICS document code for raw (chilled or frozen) beef and beef products from Japan

Purpose The purpose of this notice is to advise importers and brokers to provide the ICS document code (BSECERTJPR) when lodging a FID for raw (chilled or frozen) beef and […]

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/155

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission has completed Anti-Circumvention Inquiry 447, which commenced on 16 October 2017, concerning the export of certain aluminum extrusions (the goods) to Australia through one […]

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/164

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: November 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/169

On 16 July 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) initiated an inquiry into whether the continuation of the anti-dumping measures in respect of certain wind towers (the goods) […]

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
Man arrested following gruesome animal parts discovery

A 34-year-old Darwin man has been arrested and charged by the Australian Border Force (ABF) after a seemingly innocuous international mail package addressed to the USA led to the discovery […]

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
Significant Firearm Seizure and Charges

Twenty six firearms, including a Browning M2 machine gun, have been seized following a joint investigation between the WA Police Force and the Australian Border Force (ABF).

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
ABF international partnership, stops 26kg of GBL from hitting Australia’s streets

A joint operation between the Australian Border Force (ABF) and Hong Kong Customs and Excise (HKCE) has resulted in multiple detections of the drug GBL totalling more than 26kg over […]

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

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

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
157-2018 – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources S-Cargo Issue Resolved

Importers and brokers of GAS (Giant African Snails)/CAL (Country Action List) cargo awaiting clearance or inspection of containers.

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
Five face court over alleged fraudulent marriage scam

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has shut down an elaborate contrived marriages syndicate operating out of Sydney. A 32-year-old Indian national faced court on 30 October over his alleged role […]

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
Two men charged over alleged ‘ice’ detections at Melbourne Airport

Two men were charged at Melbourne Airport after approximately six kilograms of methamphetamine was allegedly found concealed in their luggage.

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
♦3DL♦ FINALIST: 2018 Australian Shipping and Maritime Industry Awards – DCN

I’m proud and humbled to be able to announce that the 3DL team has been nominated by our awesome clients and industry colleagues for the award and have made the […]

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
156-2018 – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources S-Cargo Outage Notification

Who does this notice affect? Importers and brokers of sea containers and break bulk cargo from countries listed on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ County Action List (CAL) […]

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
Free trade agreement updates: Trans Pacific Partnership and the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP 11) to start on 30 December 2018

Good news for all – six countries have ratified the commencement of TPP 11, which is the magic number to allow the agreement to commence (for those countries which have […]

Date Posted: November 2, 2018
The ATO changes the company residence & tax ruling: Attention is needed

As the result of a recent High Court case and an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) ruling, private groups located in Australia and investing offshore need to review their governance and […]

Date Posted: October 30, 2018
Tax Alert – Annual Vacancy Fees for Foreign Property Owners

The Government announced in Budget 2017 that it would seek to increase the supply and affordability of residential property through a number of targeted measures. One of these measures was […]

Date Posted: October 30, 2018
The fundamental questions to ask when measuring business success

Most small businesses operate in rapidly changing markets, which can present an abundance of opportunities. However, the key to business success is not the ability to respond to the next […]

Date Posted: October 30, 2018
Lessons from a fallen unicorn

When Elizabeth Holmes was nine and was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would say she wanted to be a billionaire. Twenty years later she […]

Date Posted: October 30, 2018
Will the Aged Care Royal Commission mean opportunity for your service?

The Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – handed down by the Prime Minister recently – not only reflect the expectations we have […]

Date Posted: October 30, 2018
ABF detector dogs selected to work in Singapore

Four narcotics and explosives Detector Dogs, bred and trained by the Australian Border Force (ABF), will soon be protecting the community in Singapore after being hand-picked by the Singapore Police […]

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
153-2018 – Registration for webinar on Class 19.2 Approved Arrangement: Automatic entry processing for commodities (AEPCOMM) goods subject to BMSB changes

Who does this notice affect? Brokers, importers and biosecurity industry participants (BIP’s) operating under the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Class 19.2 Approved Arrangement: Automatic entry processing for commodities […]

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
Timorese national charged over child exploitation material

A 35-year-old Timorese national has been arrested and charged by the Australian Border Force (ABF) at Perth Airport after child exploitation material was located, allegedly on his electronic device.

Date Posted: October 26, 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: October 26, 2018
Legislation to implement the Trans Pacific Partnership passes through Australian Parliament

While most of the Australian population (and its media) are fixated on the Royal visit or the AFL player trade, those in the industry have had a similar level of […]

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
Parallel importing just got easier

There has been a significant amendment to the Trade Marks Act 1995 which further entrenches the legality of parallel imports in Australia

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
Businesses slugged more than $1.25 million over misclassified imports

Two Sydney-based beverage importers will be forced to pay more than $1.25 million in penalties and recovered Duty and GST following an investigation by the Australian Border Force (ABF) into […]

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
Man charged over haul of 10 million illicit cigarettes

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have charged a man after he allegedly attempted to smuggle more than 10 million cigarettes into Australia in sea cargo containers.

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
Commissioner’s opening statement to Senate Estimates, Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Australian Border Force continues to manage rising volumes of trade and travel across our border; e-commerce is having a substantial impact on our air cargo and international mail operations, […]

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/166

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) under […]

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/162

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: October 26, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/161

On 6 July 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged anti-circumvention of wire ropes exported to Australia […]

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
Five men arrested after ABF takes down illicit tobacco smuggling ring

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has smashed an illicit tobacco importing syndicate, executing multiple warrants and arresting five men after a 10-month long investigation in Sydney.

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/157

On 12 July 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: October 26, 2018
150-2018 – COLS and MARS unavailable from 23:00 Tuesday 23 October to 00:30 Wednesday 24 October 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.

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
More than $145,000 of undeclared currency seized at Sydney Airport

$145,200 in undeclared currency has been seized from a 40-year-old man departing Sydney International Airport bound for Dubai, who had the cash hidden in his luggage.

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
151-2018 – Commencement of Burnt Pine Longicorn (BPL) flight season measures for 2018-19

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

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
International agencies crackdown on fake medicines Joint media release between Australian Border Force and Therapeutic Goods Administration

From 10 to 11 October 2018, the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) took part in an international operation to tackle counterfeit and illegal medicines purchased […]

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/154

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

Date Posted: October 26, 2018
Romanian scammers swiped from Australia

Two Romanian nationals have been removed from Australia today, after arriving in Brisbane earlier this week to allegedly engage in identity fraud and credit card skimming activities.

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
148-2018 – Immediate measures to control biosecurity risk in consignments of new oversize tyres imported from Japan

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of relevance to importers, manufacturers, customs brokers, agents and associated biosecurity industry participants involved in the importation of new oversize tyres from […]

Date Posted: October 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: October 22, 2018
147-2018 – Certification requirements for prawns and prawn products exported from Malaysia

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: October 22, 2018
146-2018 – Import document assessment delays

Who does this notice affect? All clients who submit documentation to the department for import assessment via the Cargo Online Lodgement System (COLS) or other departmental approved systems.

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Pharmacist and man charged over illicit international supply of restricted drug

A Sydney-based pharmacist and a male associate have been charged as part of a joint agency investigation into illicit drug supply.

Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Additional conditions for live sheep exports

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources intends to implement conditions above the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) for live sheep exports departing from 1 November 2018.

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/160

On 25 June 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of ammonium nitrate (the goods) exported […]

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
ANTI-SLAVERY AUSTRALIA WORKING TO ABOLISH SLAVERY

Australia’s new Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) (‘the Bill’) was introduced into the House of Representatives on 28 June 2018 and is expected to be passed by the end of […]

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
144-2018 – Onshore methyl bromide BMSB treatments

Who does this notice affect? Onshore methyl bromide treatment providers and clients in the import industry associated with goods that are subject to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) seasonal […]

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/143

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission has completed a review, which was initiated on 12 February 2018, of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain deep drawn stainless steel sinks (the […]

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
Review a breath of fresh Eyre

Ministers on the Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum have released a review into the Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), the second since the IGA was signed in 2000 and […]

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
143-2018 – Proposed changes to import conditions for bringing or importing honey and bee products into Norfolk Island

Who does this notice affect? This notice affects commercial operators and importers of bee products into Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island residents and apiarists, and anyone travelling to the island.

Date Posted: October 20, 2018
141-2018 – Management of untreated break bulk cargo during 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, customs brokers and master consolidators—associated with importing goods that require increased intervention during the BMSB […]

Date Posted: October 12, 2018
142-2018 – Evidence requirements for shipment of goods subject to BMSB measures

Who does this notice affect? Customs brokers, freight forwarders and importers of goods subject to brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) measures.What has changed? The department has made templates available for […]

Date Posted: October 12, 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: October 12, 2018
Extension of National Carp Control Plan

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has approved a 12 month extension for the development of the National Carp Control Plan. Head of biosecurity policy at the department, Josephine […]

Date Posted: October 12, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/158

This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No.2018/142 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: October 12, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/159

On 18 April 2018, I, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping and subsidisation of certain railway wheels […]

Man sentenced for possessing child exploitation material

A man has been sentenced to 4.5 years in jail after pleading guilty to the possession of child exploitation material.​

Date Posted: October 12, 2018
Almost half a tonne of MDMA seized in Sydney

Three people have been arrested and 496 kilograms of MDMA seized following a joint Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Border Force (ABF) operation in Sydney.

Date Posted: October 12, 2018
Indian student charged over child exploitation material

A 21 year-old Indian student has been arrested and charged after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers allegedly found a large amount of child exploitation material on his mobile phone at […]

Date Posted: October 12, 2018
Man arrested at Sydney Airport after attempting to import four kilograms of “ice”

A 47-year-old man from Cyprus has been arrested and charged at Sydney International Airport after authorities found methamphetamine concealed in the lining of his suitcase.

Date Posted: October 12, 2018
Why OFFSHORE? When you can Automate

3DL has proven Automation functionalities that remove the perceived need of back-office Offshore Business Processing (OBP). Work smarter, not harder!

Date Posted: October 12, 2018
♦Key Take home Points ♦ Don’t be a Dill ♦ DAWR & The Illegal Logging Prohibition Act♦

The Departments expectations There is an acceptance that some product will be challenging but there is no allowance for not gathering information. Conclusion of risk must be reasonable and not ignore […]

Date Posted: October 5, 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: October 5, 2018
Media statement: Protecting our ag industries from the risk of BMSB

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is working to ensure Australian producers and our $60 billion agricultural industries are protected from the threat of brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) […]

Inaugural Chief Environmental Biosecurity Officer appointment announced

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has today appointed Ian Thompson as Australia’s inaugural Chief Environmental Biosecurity Officer (CEBO)

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
138-2018 – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources S-Cargo Scheduled Outage Notification 09:00 Saturday 6 October 2018 – 18:00 Saturday 6 October 2018 (AEST)

Who does this notice affect? Importers and brokers of sea containers and break bulk cargo from countries listed on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ County Action List (CAL) […]

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
IFN 13-18 – Formulated supplementary sports food

Purpose To advise importers of formulated supplementary sports foods that some of the products currently being imported are not compliant with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) […]

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/150

On 18 June 2018, Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner), published a notice (initiation notice) announcing the initiation of an anticircumvention inquiry in respect of the […]

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Cocaine found in suitcase lining at Sydney Airport

Two Brazilian nationals have been arrested and charged after allegedly attempting to import 4.5 kilograms of cocaine through Sydney airport, concealed in the lining of their suitcases

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Man arrested in southern NSW for firearms offences

29 September 2018 – A man has been arrested after an Australian Border Force (ABF) investigation into the illegal importation of firearms parts in southern New South Wales.

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
500kg of cocaine seized in Solomon Islands, two arrested in Sydney as part of joint international operation

29 September 2018 – A joint international investigation has led to the seizure of approximately 500 kilograms of cocaine in the Solomon Islands and the arrest of two men in Sydney […]

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
More than 110 native reptiles saved from illegal export

In the last three months alone, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have stopped a total of 20 separate consignments containing more than 110 reptiles from being illegally exported overseas.

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Pakistan national charged over child exploitation material

A 32 year-old Pakistan national has been arrested and charged after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers allegedly found child exploitation material on his mobile phone at Perth Airport.

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Airline crew member refused entry for attempted tobacco smuggling

A 50 year old female airline crew member has been refused entry to Australia after being caught by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers attempting to smuggle 10 cartons of cigarettes […]

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
A new MRA with Taiwan boosts trade for Australian Trusted Traders

A Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) between Taiwan and Australia recognises Australian Trusted Traders as having robust security practices and rewards them with an increased competitive edge and better access to […]

Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Australia presses ahead with its FTA agenda after its own regime changes

Notwithstanding the issues associated with changes in the Australian Federal Government (including a new prime minister and new ministers for both Foreign Affairs and Trade), the process of approval of […]

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/31

The following individuals have applied to the Comptroller-General of Customs for a customs broker licence: INDIVIDUALS Iftekhar Uddin Ahmed Michael Anthony Barton Qimin Ge Wai Ying Hui Yau On Tang

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Consultation for a wine export label directory now open

Australia’s wine has a growing position on the world stage due to its exceptional quality and hard-earned reputation. Today marks the opening of a four-week consultation period that considers whether […]

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
131-2018 – Management of LCL/FAK containers and updated information 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, customs brokers and master consolidators—associated with importing goods that require increased intervention during the BMSB […]

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
132-2018 – AEPCOMM and AEI import declaration requirements for lodging entries impacted by BMSB risk season

Who does this notice affect? Approved arrangement class 19.1 and 19.2 accredited persons associated with importing goods that require increased intervention during the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) risk season […]

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Anti-dumping Notice No. 2018/140

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) has completed the accelerated review, which commenced on 30 May 2018, of the anti-dumping measures applying to the certain steel reinforcing bar (the […]

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/145

On 3 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: October 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/146

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

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

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Australian Border Force and Malaysian Coast Guard join forces to combat maritime crime

Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Malaysian Coast Guard (MCG) have officially launched a joint week-long patrol, combating maritime security threats including people smuggling and human trafficking.

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/148

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have completed the exemption inquiry (EX0067) in relation to certain goods which are the subject of anti-dumping measures applying to certain utility […]

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

Summary of key issues  During the week ending 26 September 2018 little to no rainfall was recorded across much of mainland Australia, with falls restricted to the east of the […]

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/148

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have completed the exemption inquiry (EX0067) in relation to certain goods which are the subject of anti-dumping measures applying to certain utility […]

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Support the Australian agriculture sector and share in $286,000 in grants

Thursday, 27 September 2018 Would a $22,000 grant help you bring your agricultural research project to fruition? Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, with applications closing on 12 October […]

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
133-2018 – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Scheduled Outage Notification 23:30 Friday 28 September 2018 – 03:00 Saturday 29 September 2018 (AEST)

Who does this notice affect? Importers and brokers of cargo who are awaiting clearance or document assessment from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources on 28 September 2018

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
134-2018 – Countries that have advised they can supply updated health certification that meets Australia’s new import conditions for par-cooked breaded, battered and crumbed (BBC) 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: October 2, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/149

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 Malaysia. The review […]

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/151

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: October 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/152

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

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/153

On 18 June 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of a review of anti-dumping measures relating to certain consumer pineapple (the goods) […]

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Container Unloading and Packing

Peak Season issues with Unpack or packing Labour? We are ready and waiting, call 07 3102 0801 or email *protected email* or*protected email* #containerunpacking #containerpacking

Date Posted: October 2, 2018
Four charged over alleged $3 million business email compromise scam

14-09-2018 – Four members of an alleged coordinated fraud syndicate have been charged as part of ongoing investigations into business email compromise scams across NSW

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
Australia leading global animal health efforts

Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Mark Schipp, is travelling to Europe this week for his first official engagements as President of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) World Assembly.

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
Four charged over alleged $3 million business email compromise scam

14-09-2018 – Four members of an alleged coordinated fraud syndicate have been charged as part of ongoing investigations into business email compromise scams across NSW.

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
Two arrested in Adelaide for illicit tobacco smuggling

14-09-2018 – Two Chinese nationals have been arrested after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers allegedly caught them in the act of collecting a shipment of approximately 1.3 million illicit cigarettes […]

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
A dozen serious criminals removed from Australia

17-09-2018 – Last week the Australian Border Force removed 12 foreign nationals from Australia who had been convicted of serious crimes, including violent and child sex offences.

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
117-2018 – Change to Biosecurity Approved Arrangement Charges

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers, associated industry participants and retailers of pig related goods. This includes pig meat for human consumption, laboratory goods […]

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
120-2018 – COLS services impacted from 20:00 22 Saturday September to 07:40 Sunday 23 September 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: September 21, 2018
♦Peak season bottle neck? Headaches? No more!♦

Attention Freight Forwarders and Corporate Customs Brokers. As we enter this year’s season of fun and excitement…., don’t forget 3DL’s Customs Clearance Services are here to assist the whole of […]

Latest NewsDAWR Notice to Industry 2018-41 – Horticulture Exports Program – Interim control measures for the export of fresh strawberries from Australia

Dear Member, DAWR has released the following Industry Advice Notice concerning the recent issues with metal contamination of strawberries. Interim measures affecting the export of strawberries are effective from tomorrow Wednesday 19 […]

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
124-2018 – Changes to import conditions for pig meat and goods containing or potentially contaminated with pig material sourced from Japan

Who does this notice affect? This notice is of interest to importers, associated industry participants and retailers of pig related goods. This includes pig meat for human consumption, laboratory goods […]

Date Posted: September 21, 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: September 21, 2018
Interim measures for all strawberry exports

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is implementing interim control measures for the export of fresh strawberries. From 9am AEST on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, a nil tolerance of […]

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/141

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

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/144

On 18 April 2018, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) published a notice announcing the initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping and subsidisation of railway wheels […]

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
Sydney man charged with child exploitation material offences

19-09-2018 – A 40-year-old man from Fairfield, NSW, will face court next month after being charged for alleged possession and distribution of child exploitation material.

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
Vessels and x-ray machine to help Papua New Guinea boost regional capability

20 September, 2018 The Australian Border Force (ABF) and Department of Home Affairs is continuing to support border protection capability in the Pacific region, by gifting three ‘Port Class’ vessels and an air […]

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings

Here is a BRIEF SUMMARY of the included items: IATA Dangerous Goods 60th Edition 2019 – PRE-ORDER NOW AVAILABLE The 2019, 60th Edition of the DGR and associated products are […]

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

Summary of key issues  During the week ending 19 September 2018 little to no rainfall was recorded across much of mainland Australia, with falls restricted to far south of the […]

Date Posted: September 21, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/30

The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) has advised that the responsibilities of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s […]

Date Posted: September 14, 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: September 14, 2018
Media statement: Testing of imported honey

Updated: 12 September 2018​​ At the border, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has responsibility for managing biosecurity and food safety risks, including compliance with the Australia New Zealand […]

Date Posted: September 14, 2018
In this section IFN 10-18 – Strengthening the imported food safety system

Purpose The purpose of the notice is to advise importers and brokers about the passage of the Imported Food Control Amendment Bill 2017 (Bill) through the Australian Parliament.

Date Posted: September 14, 2018
112-2018 – Security features on new Chinese Competent Authority issuing certificates

Who does this notice affect? This notice applies to importers and customs brokers associated with importing goods from China.

Date Posted: September 14, 2018
114-2018 – AEP reform webpage update regarding enhancements to AIMS to improve how non-commodity will be managed

Who does this notice affect? Brokers, importers and 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: September 14, 2018
115-2018 – Changes to the way treatment results are sent to the department

Who does this notice affect? Clients in the import industry—including freight forwarders, importers, customs brokers, treatment providers and approved facilities that require treatment results actioned

Date Posted: September 14, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/142

ANTI-DUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING ACTIONS – STATUS REPORT AT 31 AUGUST 2018​ This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No.2018/130 and is part of a monthly series advising the status of anti-dumping […]

Date Posted: September 14, 2018
Three senior bikies removed from Australia

10-09-2018 – Three men, all foreign born members of outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs), were removed from Australia last week, following the cancelations of their visas on character grounds under s501 of the […]

Date Posted: September 14, 2018
Victorian man arrested for imitation handguns and electronic shock devices importations

A 41-year-old Caulfield man has been arrested and charged for the illicit importation of dangerous items including imitation firearms, flick knives and electric shock devices.

Date Posted: September 14, 2018
Man charged for importing cocaine in wine bottles

11-09-2018 – Authorities have arrested and charged a 33-year-old Australian man for allegedly attempting to import a commercial amount of cocaine on a flight from Peru to Sydney International Airport […]

Date Posted: September 14, 2018
Man arrested after detector dogs sniff out alleged airport cocaine importation at Perth Airport

12-09-2018 – A 36-year-old Brazilian national has been charged by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) with importing cocaine, after Australian Border Force (ABF) detector dogs at Perth Airport picked up […]

Date Posted: September 14, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

Summary of key issues  During the week ending 12 September 2018 rainfall was restricted to the east, and far south and west of the country. Rainfall totals of between 10 […]

Date Posted: September 14, 2018
Sydney Gateway Project Green Light – Good for Passengers, Not so for Freight

The Sydney Gateway Project has been given the go ahead following agreement between the NSW State Government and Sydney Airport Corporation. The Sydney Gateway, due in 2023, will run from the WestConnex interchange at St Peters, across the […]

Date Posted: September 14, 2018

Please be aware that the Integrated Cargo System (ICS) is scheduled for a minor update on 22nd September 2018 that may result in some users experiencing unusual page display/pagination issues. […]

New CHAFTA COO Stamps that are acceptable.
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: September 10, 2018
105-2018 – Changes to sulphuryl fluoride treatment requirements for timber and timber products to take effect on 11 September 2018

​31 August 2018 Who does this notice affect? Importers, customs agents and offshore treatment providers of timber and timber products

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
106-2018 – The Biosecurity Act 2015 – Use of infringement notices across all import pathways

#thingsareabouttogetreal! 3 September 2018 Who does this notice affect? This notice affects importers, import industry participants, the airline and shipping industries and other people bringing goods into Australia. Goods includes […]

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
Second live export licence cancelled

Wednesday, 5 September 2018 Following a show cause process, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has cancelled the livestock export licence of a second exporter, EMS Rural Exports Pty […]

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
109-2018 – BICON, COLS and PEBS maintenance from 20:00 to 23:59 Saturday 8th September 2018 (AEST)

​​4 September 2018 Who does this notice affect? All clients required to use the department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) System. All importers and customs brokers who will be required to […]

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/131*

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission, have commenced an accelerated review of the anti-dumping measures applying to certain grinding balls (grinding balls, or the goods) exported to Australia […]

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/139

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: September 10, 2018
Man faces court over wine glass ephedrine import

31-08-2018 – A 33-year-old man from Box Hill in Victoria has faced court today for allegedly importing four kilograms of the drug precursor ephedrine, in an international mail consignment declared […]

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
Australia – PNG Customs Forum

31-08-2018 – The Far North Queensland city of Cairns is staging the sixth Australia – Papua New Guinea (PNG) Customs Forum this week, with senior members of the Department of […]

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
Malaysian national removed over foreign worker exploitation

01-09-2018 – A Malaysian national has been removed from Australia following his conviction for exploiting an illegal foreign worker through an unscrupulous labour hire intermediary business in Perth.

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
Update on Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre incident

03-09-2018 – The detainee from Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) who was taken to hospital last night continues to receive appropriate medical care.  We will not be providing further […]

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
Illegal brothels in Reid shut down This is a joint media release between Australian Border Force and ACT Policing

05-09-2018 – ACT Policing with the assistance of Australian Border Force (ABF) executed multiple search warrants at an apartment complex in Reid yesterday (Tuesday, 4 September 2018).

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
111-2018 – Regulatory action taken against biosecurity industry participants

6 September 2018 Who does this notice affect? Biosecurity industry participants that operate an approved arrangement.

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
110-2018 – New approved arrangement for the performance of sulfuryl fluoride fumigations

5 September 2018 Who does this notice affect? Industry stakeholders that deal with goods subject to biosecurity control requiring onshore treatment and for which sulfuryl fluoride (SF) fumigation is an […]

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/138

Dale Seymour, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission have decided not to reject an application and extend a review of anti-dumping measures, applying to certain aluminium extrusions (the goods), to […]

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
Drug Seizure, Dauan Island

06-09-2018 -Queensland Police Service (QPS), the Australian Border Force (ABF) and Australian Federal Police have arrested two men in relation to the alleged importation of cannabis with an estimated value […]

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
Death of a detainee – Yongah Hill

06-09-2018 – A male detainee from Yongah Hill Detention Centre who was admitted to hospital on Sunday has died. We express our condolences to his family and friends.

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
Drug importation arrest after foot chase at Perth Airport

06-09-2018 – A 36-year-old United States national has been charged with importing cocaine after he ran from an examination area and was pursued by Australian Border Force (ABF) and Australian […]

Date Posted: September 10, 2018
Goods Compliance Update

As Australia’s customs service, trade enforcement and transparency are a key area of focus for the ABF. Our role ranges from educating and encouraging voluntary compliance, all the way through […]

Date Posted: August 31, 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 31, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No. 2018/29

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

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
Stronger biosecurity measures to manage stink bug risks

Australia has implemented stronger offshore biosecurity measures for the upcoming brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season, to manage risks associated with this significant cargo pest.

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
Consultation opens on live export standards

The next stage of the review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) is open for public comment until 19 September. This comprehensive ASEL review will consider […]

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
103-2018 – Department phone and fax services unavailable from 19:00 Friday 31st August to 04:00 Saturday 1st September 2018 (AEST)

 Who does this notice affect? All clients attempting to contact the Department by telephone or fax during this planned outage period. Information Due to scheduled maintenance, the department’s phone and […]

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
104-2018 – Cargo Online Lodgement System and the Post Entry Biosecurity System Unavailable from 23:30 Saturday 1st September to 04:30 Sunday 2nd September 2018 (AEST)

Who does this notice affect? All clients attempting to access the Cargo Online Lodgement System (COLS) and the Post Entry Biosecurity System (PEBS). Information There will be two x 20 […]

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING NOTICE NO. 2018/134

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: August 31, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/135

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

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/136

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

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
Two Indonesian fishers convicted for illegal fishing

The Australian Government is continuing its focus on deterring illegal fishing with two Indonesian fisherman convicted and charged with illegal fishing offences in the Darwin Magistrates Court earlier this month.

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
Charges laid over Sydney ephedrine imports

A 29-year-old Chinese national has been arrested after an investigation by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers led to the seizure of approximately 25 kilograms of the drug precursor ephedrine.​

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
Australian Border Force officers sworn in

Almost 130 Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have been sworn in before the ABF Commissioner, Michael Outram APM, in a ceremony witnessed by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable […]

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
Import duty evader to pay $2 million

A Melbourne-based import business will pay almost $2 million in penalties and recovered Duty and GST following an investigation by the Australian Border Force (ABF) into the undervaluation of imported […]

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
Man charged for methamphetamine importation

A Malaysian national has appeared before court after allegedly importing methamphetamine concealed in books. Earlier this month, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers in Melbourne targeted four air cargo consignments, containing […]

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
Australia’s Illegal Logging Laws – A deeper look at due diligence

This webinar is the second in a series of interactive events on Australia’s illegal logging laws being hosted by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. It will provide a […]

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings

NEWS & ACTIVITIES DAWR – Final Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) – 1 September 2018-30 April 2019 Important Update from DAWR Information Sessions and a Complete BMSB Guide […]

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
Marine Insurance / Domestic Freight Insurance / Sea / Air / Land

As seasoned industry experts, it has always amazed us at 3DL how many importer and exporter run the risk of not insuring their cargo. The reality is, until now it was […]

Date Posted: August 31, 2018
98-2018 – Highly compliant importer project – update

20 August 2018 Who does this notice affect? All importers and customs brokers who lodge imported cargo to the department for biosecurity assessment. What has changed? Import industry advice notice 71-2018 issued […]

Date Posted: August 28, 2018
97-2018 – Changes to Chinese Competent Authority issuing certificates

​17 August 2018 Who does this notice affect? This notice applies to importers and customs brokers associated with importing goods from China. What has changed? From 21 August 2018, a […]

Date Posted: August 24, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No.2018/26

The Department of Home Affairs has determined the 2018-19 allocations under the Cheese and Curd Quota Scheme, which it administers on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. […]

Date Posted: August 24, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS NOTICE No.2018/27

Two new chemicals added With effect from 30 June 2018, two pesticide chemicals, carbofuran and trichlorfon, have been added to the list of prohibited chemicals in Schedule 2 of the […]

Date Posted: August 24, 2018
Fijian national arrested over 50kg cocaine haul

18-08-2018 – A 29-year-old Fijian national has been arrested and charged after Australian authorities in Sydney foiled an attempt to import 50 kilograms of cocaine concealed in a shipment of bottled […]

Date Posted: August 24, 2018
Man arrested for alleged attempt to import meth through Melbourne Airport This is a joint media release with the Australian Federal Police

20-08-2018 – A 48-year-old dual Australian/Nigerian man is scheduled to appear before court today after allegedly importing 4.7 kilograms of methamphetamine on a flight into Melbourne International Airport.

Date Posted: August 24, 2018
False claims about ABF examinations

20-08-2018 – Recent media and social media commentary suggesting the Australian Border Force (ABF) had installed tracking or monitoring software on a travellers mobile device, is completely false.

Date Posted: August 24, 2018
New era of Australian Border Force leadership

21-08-2018 – The Australian Border Force (ABF) has today confirmed two new Deputy Commissioners, with Mandy Newton APM and Justine Saunders APM to lead Australia’s frontline border agency under the […]

Date Posted: August 24, 2018
French Hells Angels bikie refused entry

22-08-2018 – A French member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang has been refused entry into Australia by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers at Perth Airport.

Date Posted: August 24, 2018
Perth Airport tobacco smuggler slugged $35,000

23-08-2018 – A 47-year-old Australian man caught by the Australian Border Force (ABF) attempting to smuggle almost 40 cartons of cigarettes through Perth Airport has been ordered to pay fines […]

Date Posted: August 24, 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 24, 2018
Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – August 16

Here is a BRIEF SUMMARY of the included items:  AFIF 2018 CHARITY GOLF DAY Underway Today AFIF 2018 Charity Golf Day in support of the Golden Stave Foundation got underway this morning […]

Date Posted: August 17, 2018
Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

Summary of key issues  During the week ending 15 August 2018 little to no rainfall was recorded across much of mainland Australia, with falls restricted to the far south and […]

Date Posted: August 17, 2018
Six arrested and nearly $1 million in cash seized

Four men and two women have been arrested, and nearly $1 million in cash seized, dismantling an alleged tobacco importation and money laundering syndicate in Melbourne.​

Date Posted: August 17, 2018
Adelaide man arrested for importation of imitation firearms

Australian Border Force investigators have arrested a 34-year-old Adelaide man for multiple importations of imitation handguns and soft air firearms.

Date Posted: August 17, 2018
Illicit Tobacco Taskforce strikes again

The Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) is continuing to disrupt the illicit tobacco market in Australia, this time seizing and destroying 1.5 tonnes of tobacco with a potential excise value of […]

Date Posted: August 17, 2018
Three arrested and $500k seized in drug-related Adelaide operation

Authorities have uncovered more than $500,000 in proceeds of crime during multiple police searches across Adelaide this week. The operation has also seen three men with alleged links to the […]

Date Posted: August 17, 2018
Joint operation seizes hundreds of kilograms of meth in noodles

A multi-million dollar shipment of methamphetamine has been seized and two people arrested following a joint agency operation in Sydney.

Date Posted: August 17, 2018
Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/116

The Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission (the Commissioner) has completed the accelerated review, which commenced on 6 April 2018, of the anti-dumping measures, in the form of a dumping duty […]

Date Posted: August 17, 2018
ANTI-DUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING ACTIONS – STATUS REPORT AT 31 JULY 2018

This notice updates Anti-Dumping Notice (ADN) No.2018/114 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: August 17, 2018
96-2018 – Import Processing Delays – Scheduled Outage Notification – 23:00 17 August 2018 – 05:00 18 August 2018

Who does this notice affect? Importers and brokers of cargo who are awaiting clearance or document assessment from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources on 17-18 August 2018.

Date Posted: August 17, 2018
95-2018 – Addition of Madagascar and Saudi Arabia to list of countries able to meet Australia’s enhanced import conditions for uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn products

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

Date Posted: August 17, 2018
Media statement: White Spot Syndrome Virus testing at retail outlets

The department has been testing imported raw prawns purchased from retail outlets across the country, to assess the effectiveness of the new import controls implemented after the lifting of the […]

Date Posted: August 17, 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 17, 2018
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.