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Asbestos found in imported vintage cars

The Australian Border Force are warning importers of classic cars into Australia to be aware of the Government’s zero percent asbestos policy. Since 2003 Australia…

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Calls for tougher asbestos penalties

The federal government is being urged to consider increasing penalties for illegally importing asbestos. A Labor-led Senate committee is also calling for compulsory recalls where…

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Asbestos Export Requirements

No doubt you are all aware of the ongoing issues in relation to asbestos imports into Australia as well as exports from our country. The…

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Asbestos: be aware, urges ABF

At the recent Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia National Convention in Melbourne asbestos was a hot topic one.  Customs brokers and freight forwarders…

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Managing the risk of asbestos at the border

The subject of asbestos in importations is still keeping us busy. Australia is one of the few countries with an absolute ban on asbestos.   In…

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ABF executes warrants over potential asbestos importations

On the 19th July, the Australian Border Force (ABF) executed several warrants in response to recent detection of asbestos in imported building materials. The warrants,…

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Asbestos in imports

Asbestos is a term for a group of six naturally occurring mineral fibres belonging to two groups. Serpentine Group – comprised of only chrysotile (white…

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