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“ Do you import Airfreight Cargo from Italy & USA in the tariff chapters below “


Chapter 84 – Machinery any appliances

Chapter 85 – Electrical equipment and appliances

Chapter 86 – Railway locomotives and fittings

Chapter 87 – Vehicles and accessories


Then read below

Air Cargo


Due to detections of live BMSB in previous season, air cargo arriving between 1 September and 30 November 2021 (inclusive) from USA and italy, containing target high risk chapters 84, 85, 86 and 87 will be subject be random verification inspections.

“The department has intention of running a limited BMSB verification regime across air cargo from September 1 to November 30 inclusive on target risk chapters 84-87 exported from Italy and US (highest risk chapters from highest risk countries).”

“The department is still working through how best to implement the verification regime and thought must be given to the ever changing impact of COVID-19 in Sydney as well as the rest of Australia.”

“The intention will be to shift verification regimes around so as not to double up on utilization of Inspectors and create unnecessary additional burden on them and industry as a whole.”

“When the department finalizes the arrangement they will be in a position to be more overt in their cargo verification regime.”