Khapra Beetle – update

By admin Published: September 24, 2020

  Urgent actions to protect against khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) Khapra beetle and its risk to Australia Khapra beetle is Australia’s number two National Priority Plant Pest and the number one plant priority pest for grains. It is not present in Australia,but it is a highly invasive pest that pose




BMSB 20-21 Season

By admin Published: August 27, 2020

4 Aug 20 – Kazakhstan added to the list of target risk countries. In addition, the department continues to review the changing risk status of BMSB and will also be undertaking random onshore inspections on goods from other emerging risk countries to verify pest absence in goods. The following countries have




2020-21 Seasonal measures for Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

By admin Published: August 13, 2020

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 BMSB from arriving in Australia for the 2020–21 BMSB risk season. The department has used a range of scientific, intelligence and evidence-based information when




Temporary By-Law for Goods to be used in response to COVID-19 Pandemic

By admin Published: May 1, 2020

The Australian Border Force has issued a Customs notice regarding the temporary issue of a Schedule 4 By-law which will allow the import of goods used in response of the Covid 19 Pandemic. It has been back dated to commence from 1st February and ending on 31st July 2020. As such goods imported and cleared …




Asbestos Update

By admin Published: February 26, 2020

Australia is one of the few countries in the Asia/Pacific region that has a comprehensive BAN all six types of asbestos. The Australian Border Force (ABF) expects importers to be able to demonstrate that they have undertaken adequate risk assessment measures for their goods. The ABF requires; 1) a Declaration from




New Free Trade Agreements Come Into Force

By admin Published: February 20, 2020

The Peru – Australia Free Trade Agreement ( PAFTA ) came into force on 11th February 2020. The Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong, China ( A-HKFTA ) came into force on 17th January 2020.




Update on FTA negotiations

By admin Published: December 12, 2019

FTAs not yet in force Below is the list of FTAs that have been concluded but have not yet entered into force. Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement Australia and Hong Kong signed the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A-HKFTA) and the associated Investment Agreement on 26 March 2019. These agreements mar




Changes to biosecurity cost recovery

By admin Published: December 11, 2019

The government has decided to expand the types of biosecurity activities to be cost recovered under the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines. This includes biosecurity assurance, analytics and risk mitigation activities. These are critical to managing the risks posed by goods and vessels coming into the




Shipping Documents

By admin Published: August 22, 2019

With the commencement of the BMSB season on September 1st 2019 this is a reminder that you send us your shipping documents as soon as possible, particularly if your goods are subject to BMSB measures to ensure you allow us enough time to process them and avoid and additional charges or delay on delivering your &he




Typhoon hits Taiwan and China

By admin Published: August 9, 2019

Twin Typhoons are affecting all vessel movements to and from Far East Asian ports at present, please see below link detailing the course of the hurricanes. Detail News Vessel movements will be affected and this will have a knock on effect with arrival times into Australian ports.




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