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Biosecurity Import Levy – deferred implementation

We have received confirmation via Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA)  that the 1 September 2019 implementation for the Biosecurity Import Levy is unachievable –  of…

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Peak Season Prep 2019

Who can believe we’re already half way through 2019! The second half of the year tends to be even faster, so now is the time…

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Clothing used to conceal half a tonne of ‘ice’ in container

Four men have been charged and methylamphetamine (ice) with a street value of almost $400m has been seized after a joint investigation involving New South…

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Product Emissions Standards

Emissions from certain products can be a significant source of air pollution, particularly in urban areas. The product emissions standards help improve our air quality…

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Asbestos – ignorance is not a defence

In a judgement that should serve as a warning for all businesses operating in Australian that import goods, the District Court of Western Australia has…

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New Penalties on asbestos imports and export

The Department of Home Affairs has recently issued a new notice regarding asbestos goods. The notice shows an new penalties and can be found here….

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Deferring GST on Imported Goods

Goods and services tax (GST) is payable on most goods imported into Australia (taxable importations). GST on a taxable importation is payable by businesses, organisations…

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Proposed 2019–20 seasonal measures for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

In response to the rapid expansion of BMSB throughout Europe and North America, the  Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has strengthened the seasonal measures…

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1.3 tonne ephedrine seizure; four arrests in Melbourne

A joint multi-national investigation into an organised crime syndicate has resulted in the arrest of four men and the seizure of 1.3 tonnes of the…

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Biosecurity Levy Update

Last week the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia (CBFCA) CEO, Paul Damkjaer participated in the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department),…

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