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June Newsletter

The introduction of GST on low value transactions From July 1st, goods with a customs value of A$1,000 or less may attract GST at the point of sale if imported by consumers in Australia. A purchaser is a consumer if they are either; Not a business registered for Australian GST Registered for Australian GST but […]

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March Newsletter

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Just over a year after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the TPP, the remaining countries have signed the agreement in Chile, with hope to ratify it by 2019. Whilst there has been criticism on the overlap between Australia’s existing free trade agreements, we currently have agreements in place with eight of […]

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Direct to Terminal De-hires

As you may be aware there has been a recent policy change of the major shipping lines into Australia with lines now directing empty containers to be de-hired directly to the stevedore terminals rather than the Empty Container Parks. Whilst this may result in a saving to each shipping line, it will significantly increase the […]

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January Newsletter

Chinese New Year We would like to inform all our clients of the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday for 2018 from Feb 15th to Feb 21st. Based on the Lunar Calendar, 2018 represents the year of the Dog. Whilst the holiday officially begins Feb 15th, we expect operations to begin winding down on Monday Feb […]

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September Newsletter

ICAL International Customs & Logistics – Your Cross Trade Specialists Ever wondered how you can ship goods directly from your supplier in one country to the end buyer in another country without having to bring the goods into Australia, eliminating the need for double handling, potential duties and taxes, time, and most importantly wasted costs? The […]

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June Newsletter

GST collection on low value goods has been deferred until July 1st 2018 Changes to the GST threshold were scheduled to take effect from July 1st 2017, however the proposed law has been delayed one year to allow retailers time to ensure they will comply. The bill which passed the Senate last week will see overseas […]

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City Link Toll Increase

To our valued customers, Following on from our February newsletter advising of the proposed upcoming price increases affecting heavy vehicle road transport in Melbourne, we would like to alert our customers of the below increases to all container bookings from April 1st onwards.  Melbourne Wharf Infrastructure Fee – $36.00 per container + GST  City Link […]

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Important Notice – Spanish port strike

Spanish port strike / 6-25th of March Spanish port workers have called a nine day strike after Spain’s cabinet passed a draft law to liberalise the hiring of port labour. The strike will commence on March 6th and will effect handling operations, vessel sailings and cause serious delays. Please contact us for further information if […]

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February Newsletter

Imported goods under $1,000 to face GST Goods imported into Australia with a customs value that does not exceed $1,000 are not subject to GST.  New draft laws propose that from July 1st, GST will be applicable to goods below the threshold. The bill was introduced to parliament on Thursday, Treasurer Scott Morrison told parliament “These changes are about ensuring Australian businesses, […]

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