Country of Origin Labelling on Food Products

By admin Published: May 18, 2018

DO YOU IMPORT FOOD, THEN READ THIS Attention all food importers new laws come into force from 1st July 2018, products must be labelled in compliance with “ The Standard under the Australia Consumer Law (ACL). Businesses failing to comply with these new laws face penalties of up to $1.1 million for corporations a




New Packing Declaration Update Reminder

By admin Published: May 18, 2018

A reminder that the New Packing Declaration comes into force for containers arriving from 1st July 2018. Bamboo packaging is now acceptable provided it is treated by an approved method prior to export or on arrival and does not need to be declared as unacceptable packaging. Could you please have your suppliers com




Marmorated Stink Bug ( BMSB ) Update

By admin Published: May 4, 2018

The Department of Agriculture & Water Resources (DAWR ) has ceased heightened measures for the current Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) risk season for goods shipped from 1 May 2018. Goods shipped on or before 30 April 2018 and still en-route to Australia will still be subject to BMSB Mandatory measures where appli




Shipping Delays To/From NE Asia

By admin Published: April 26, 2018

Delays to Vessels To / From North China: Please note that as a result of severe thick fog recently in North China, all vessels on the NE Asia service are currently being delayed into Australian ports. Shipping Lines are trying to adjust scheduling but in some North China ports, up to 1,000 vessels have been &helli




Airport Arrival Charges Increase

By admin Published: April 4, 2018

Airport Arrival Charges Airport Cargo Terminal Operators (CTO’s) have announced an increase in import airport destination charges from April 8th, 2018. The Airline Terminal Fee will increase to $ 0.51/kg and the Import Document Fee will increase to $ 53.00/shipment. GPSM will need to pass on these out of pocket




Vessels Arriving over Easter

By admin Published: March 28, 2018

Please note any containers requiring wharf collection over the Easter period will incur additional costs. These will depend on vessel availability and your opening hours. While we will attempt to reduce any wharf storage it may be applicable. There may also be costs of container detention depending on the free day




USA Weather Delays

By admin Published: March 22, 2018

Please note that we have been advised that a winter snowstorm warning is in effect in the Northeast region of USA. By tomorrow the forecast is expected to have up to 12 to 18 inches of snow in the city and this storm is expected to continue throughout the day and into the early evening. Truckers have advised t




New Note Category & Documents Required Box Feature

By admin Published: March 16, 2018

New Note Category Customs/ Quarantine Note We have introduced a new note category to Communicater (CTR) called Customs/Quarantine Note. Customs note is now available from your shipment screen and can be accessed from the same area you currently go to for Shipment Note or Transport Note. Our customs team will now c




Sulfuryl Fluoride Treatment Certificates From Italy

By admin Published: March 15, 2018

The Department of Agriculture & Water Resources ( DAWR ) has found that offshore treatments for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) are failing to treat live insects, as a consequence of this and to manage the risk posed by this DAWR will no longer accept treatment certificates issued by any Italian Treatment pr




Bio Securities Update

By admin Published: March 1, 2018

As a consequence of the Mandatory fumigation program in place for The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), this has caused a backlog for Importers requesting an officer who has either a Bio Security inspection or Imported Food Inspection (IFIP) due to an increase in Bio Security officers handling BMSB Inspections. T




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