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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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Vessel directed to leave Australian territory

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has confirmed a ship destined for New Zealand was found carrying brown marmorated stink bugs when it arrived…

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Police find drugs in container full of bananas

New Zealand’s largest cocaine seizure – approximately 190 kilograms of cocaine – was secreted in a shipping container of bananas and was intercepted in New…

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Update on Management of LCL and FAK containers for BMSB season

From Tuesday 9th October 2018, The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ( the department) have industry of the that the LCL/ FAK container process….

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Keep up-to-date with Stink Bugs

The 2018/19 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season is the current topic on everyone’s minds. The last season took importers and authorities by surprise, this year…

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