Category Archives: News

Airline Handling Fee Increases

Due to an increase in charges from the airlines cargo terminal operators around Australia as of July 1st, airline import terminal fees will raise by A$0.05 per kg and the Airline Document fee will rise by A$4.00 per shipment. For a full list of our local airfreight charges please email by return to nicholas @ […]

Read More...

Incoterms 2010 Rules

Incoterms® 2010 rules came into force on 1st January 2011. The delivery terms DAF, DES, DEQ and DDU will be replaced by new delivery terms DAP and DAT. If you require assistance in how this will affect your business please contact ICAL on 03 9335 2566.

Read More...

Melbourne to Build New Container Terminal

The Victorian Government announced that it will proceed with a A$1.2B redevelopment of Melbourne’s container facilities to provide short- and medium-term coverage for trade growth ahead of a completely new box port at Hastings, which is expected to take 15 years to complete. The centrepiece of the announcement is the conversion of Webb Dock, at […]

Read More...

Drawback of Customs duty & returned goods

The Australian Government has a number of assistance schemes operating for industry operating in overseas markets.  The Duty Drawback scheme allows exporters to claim back the duty paid on the imported components of goods when these components form part of an export product. The system is designed to reduce costs for exporters and a drawback […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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.

Read More...

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.

Read More...

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, […]

Read More...