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Late Lodgement of Documents to Quarantine

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (Quarantine) has made enhancements to the Cargo Online Lodgement System (COLS) and the Cargo Workload Management System…

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2020-21 BMSB season – two months in!

We are now two months into this BMSB season. The number of detections of BMSB are increasing as we head into some of the busiest…

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Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) seasonal measures 2020-21

In response to the rapid expansion of BMSB throughout Europe and North America, the department has retained the seasonal measures to manage the risk of…

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NICNAS out AICIS in

The Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) will replace NICNAS on 1 July 2020 as the new national regulator of the importation and manufacture of…

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Aluminium Extrusions Investigations

There was a time when the importation of aluminium extrusions was not seen as risky.  Only general duty rates applied and it didn’t really matter…

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Changes to import rules for equipment containing ozone depleting substances

Rules for importing hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) equipment are changing on 1 January 2020. From 1 January 2020 importing all types of HCFC equipment (including, for example,…

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Release of the Biosecurity Levy report

Last month it was announced that the 1st September 2019 implementation date for the Biosecurity Levy was now considered unachievable. There was also deep concerns…

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Mandatory import permits for cut flowers from 1 September

Who does this notice affect? Importers, approved arrangements, freight forwarders and brokers that deal with imported cut flowers and foliage. What has changed? From 1…

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BMSB Season 2019/2020

There’s been much discussion and changes surrounding this year’s measures on keeping the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug from entering our country. Head here to see…

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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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