November Newsletter

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Update
Exemptions effective 1 December 2018


Goods that are manufactured on or after 1 December 2018 may be exempt from the seasonal measures providing they meet the following requirements:- Goods are manufactured on or after 1 December 2018
– Goods are classed as new machinery, vehicles, vessel and/or new complex parts and equipment. This includes goods classified under the tariff chapters, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 and 89
– Evidence can be provided to show that the goods are manufactured on or after 1 December 2018 (including a manufacturers declaration or a statement on the commercial invoice)
– A declaration can be provided stating the goods are new, unused and not field tested.

The BMSB measures will not apply if all the above conditions can be met.

We will continue to monitor and keep you informed of any changes throughout the remainder of the risk season.

Infrastructure Levy Increase – DP World Australia
DP World Australia will increase the Infrastructure Access Charge along with a number of ancillary charges from 1 January 2019. The charge will be passed on to road and rail operators for access to its three east coast terminals in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We anticipate an increase of approximately $60.00 per container however final costs are still to be confirmed. Confirmation of final increase will be advised prior to January 1.


Thanksgiving Holiday Notice

Please be advised that offices in the US will be closed on Thursday 22nd of November in observance of Thanksgiving day Holiday. There will also be limited operations on Friday 23rd of November.