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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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