Please kindly note that there will be changes to the Import Processing Charges from the 1st January 2016.
Australian Customs (Border Force) have advised the following:
As part of the 2015-16 Commonwealth Budget, the Government has decided to restructure the Import Processing Charges (IPCs) in order to support a number of significant reforms. The IPCs are cost recovery based and are aimed at improving the integrity of the border while removing cross-subsidisation and deliver efficiencies to industry.
There are two changes being employed to the current IPC arrangements:
- Removal of the current price differential between air/post and sea cargo pathways.
- Introduction of consistent price differential between electronically and manually lodged declarations to encourage electronic lodgements and better reflect the additional work required by the agency to manually enter and process these documents.
Please note that EES Shipping, where possible, will always endeavour to lodge declarations electronically, ensuring that costs are kept to a minimum.
Customs entries created from the 1st January 2016 will reflect these changes.
If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.