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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 Assurance on Imported Goods

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection have recently issued a notice in relation to assurances that imported goods do not contain asbestos.  Strict liability…

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Asbestos detection on the rise

The hot topic of Asbestos in Imports hasn’t gone away, it’s simply been simmering in the background.  Today we’re sharing this article directly from the…

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Asbestos Update – Vehicles

Imported motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts are coming under scrutiny in relation to asbestos. If you import motor vehicles, off-road vehicles, motor cycles or…

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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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Asbestos in Imports

Asbestos in Imports is again being discussed in depth. An Australia-wide ban on the manufacture and use of all types of asbestos and asbestos containing…

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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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An Asbestos-Free Australia

  Despite it being illegal to import since the 31st December 2003, an inquiry has shown that products containing asbestos continues to be imported into…

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