Category Archives: News

Freight & Infrastructure Charge

The Victorian Government has introduced a Bill which would require the Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) to pay an annual Port License Fee (PLF) of $75 million, the Bill & fee will replace the previously proposed Labor Government Freight & Infrastructure Charge, that was to be a per container truck charge.  The PoMC has indicated […]

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ICAL’s NSW Office

As of the 10th of April 2012 ICAL’s NSW office will be open for business. Whilst our major focus will be on the mining and related industries. The office will also be used to service the number of Sydney customers we currently handle and to develop new business with the Sydney and Hunter region. Contact […]

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Indonesian, Free Trade Agreement

Indonesia has now ratified the AANZFTA and from 10 January 2012, Indonesia will become part of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that includes Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The AANZFTA requirements will now be in place for all 12 signatory countries. The requirements for Indonesia are […]

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Tariff Concession System

Are you paying Customs duty on imported product no Australian manufacturer can produce. The Tariff Concession System allows for goods to be imported duty free if substituitable goods are not made in Australia. For details please contact stephen@ical.com.au or call +613 9335 2566.

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Australian Free Trade Agreements

The Federal Government has announced that the free trade agreement with South East Asian countries (ASEAN) will begin on January 1, 2010. The countries include Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, the Philipines and Vietnam.

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Customs Phasing Rates of Duty

Australian Customs have reduced duty rates for specific industries as of January 1. We have a Customs Bonded warehouse at Tullamarine that can store imports until post January which could save you a considerable amount of duty. An example is general clothing has a phasing rate of duty from 17.5% to 10% from January 1, […]

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Mandatory Dangerous Goods Training – Sea Freight

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) have determind that all people involved in any capacity in the processing or handling of cargo detined for export by sea need to complete training specific to their function prior to January 1. AMSA has cast a wide net with regards to people that need to be trained so […]

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Import AQIS Changes

Australian Quarantine have advised Plywood & Veneer packaging material will no longer need to be declared as timber for all FCL and LCL sea freight shipments. Newly Manufactured Plywood declarations will no longer be required. If plywood, veneer or MDF have been used as packaging material the Packing Declaration question has Timber Packaging” been used, […]

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