Category Archives: News

Parish Pantry Donation

ICAL with the support of Sandvik Mining was able to make a donation of over $700.00 to the St John’s Parish Pantry. ICAL’s NSW office in association with Sandvik Mining was able to offer a helping hand to the St John’s Parish Pantry, the not for profit organisation opens every Monday morning, providing hampers & […]

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Chinese New Year Period 9-16 February

Please be aware the Chinese New Year Festivities from 9-16 February is an extended holiday period in China which concludes with the Lantern Festival. The year of the Snake celebrations do present some issues for the western world as this celebration can create supply chain havoc re stock requirements.

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ICAL’s Men’s Shed Elves

ICAL has donated 110 plywood pallets to the Raymond Terrace Men’s Shed, a community based organisation that provides a safe, social & supportive environment where both skilled & unskilled men come together to provide community based benefits & support.  The plywood pallets have been provided to the organisation to help produce toys & furniture for […]

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Anti-dumping reforms proposed.

The Federal Government has announced reforms to its ‘anti-dumping’ system, to protect Australian industry against foreign companies ‘dumping’ below cost goods in the Australian market place which can be disastrous to local manufacturers. The reforms are aimed at improving the system’s responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness, and reducing costs and complexity to local industry. With the […]

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New Fumigation Certificate Requirements

AQIS have advised industry that all future Fumigation Certificates from countries who are not recognised under the Australian Accreditation Fumigation Scheme (Non-AFAS Countries) will now require a Plastic Wrapping declaration on the fumigation certificate, the list of Non-AFAS Countries can be provided on request and does include countries such as Brazil, China, Singapore, USA, Pakistan, […]

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Sea freight General Rate Increase

It would not be getting close to Xmas without the shipping companies announcing a GRI.  We have been notified by the Shipping Lines that they have introduced a GRI from the 15th October 2012 ex all South East Asian ports to Australia.  The GRI announced is USD200 – US$250 per container, if you have any […]

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AQIS amends Packing Declarations requirements

AQIS in their wisdom have decided to amend the Packing Declaration requirements for all future sea freight shipments re timber packaging material. The underlying push from AQIS would seem to be for all future wooden packaging material to be ISPM15 marked & compliant when imported.  Please also remember Plywood & Veneer packaging material is not […]

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New Container Detention Rules

Effective in August / September major shipping lines have advised that they will be reducing the free container detention time down to 7 calander days. This means that from the first day of availablity importers will have only seven days to have their container collected from the wharf, unpacked and returned to the designated empty container […]

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ICAL Newcastle Appointment

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Dan Wilkinson as our Business Development Manager in our Newcastle Branch. Most recently, Dan has been working in the pharmaceutical industry in an export market development role and offers us a wealth of experience and local knowledge & networking experience within the Sydney & Newcastle areas. […]

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