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Kiwis and Aussies team up to boost biosecurity capability

Australia and New Zealand have announced an agreement to co-operate on technology trials to boost both nations’ biosecurity operations. Deputy Secretary responsible for biosecurity Lyn…

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ReCAAP: Piracy Incident Reported in First Half of 2018

The number of maritime piracy incidents reported to the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre in the first half of 2018 fell to its lowest number in…

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Airbus’ ‘whale in the sky’ takes maiden flight

There’s still no word on whether pigs can fly — but you aren’t going mad if you spot a whale soaring past your window anytime…

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Seasonal measures (2018/19) for Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

We introduce seasonal import measures to manage the risk of Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) during the high risk season. New seasonal measures will apply…

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Australia-EU FTA talks kick off

For a long time, the EU (European Union) was the biggest market with which Australia didn’t have—or wasn’t negotiating—a FTA (free trade agreement). That changed…

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Biosecurity Imports Levy

Biosecurity risks are changing as import volumes increase and pathways become faster and more complex. The government is proposing to implement a levy on imports…

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Product emissions standards: important information for importers and manufacturers

Do you import, manufacture or supply outdoor power equipment or marine engines? If you do, the Australian Government’s new noxious emission standards will affect you. There are steps…

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Preparation for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) risk season

It seems like just a short while ago that the 2017-2018 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season closed (it was the 30th April after all!).  It…

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Deferring GST on imports

Did you know that you are able to defer paying your GST when importing goods into Australia? That’s right – the deferred GST (DGST) scheme…

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Container ship loses 83 containers

Container ship YM Efficiency (IMO 9353280) lost 83 containers overboard in the waters off Newcastle on Thursday (31/05) night. The vessel was sailing from Taiwan…

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