BMSB consignment suitability

By GPSM Published: November 27, 2020

BMSB CONSIGNMENT SUITABILITY: This news serves as a reminder to ensure your cargo is packed and presented in a manner that will allow for inspection and treatment under BMSB regulations. Bio Securities will determine this based on the combined effect of multiple factors, such as goods packed on pallets, are they w

Sydney Port Situation November 2020

By GPSM Published: November 20, 2020

Stoppage in DP World Terminal: D P World Port Botany Terminal have announced that road, rail and vessel operations will cease from 9.30am until 2.00pm on Tuesday 24th November 2020 to allow Maritime Union of Australia members to attend their Annual General Meeting. Stoppage in Patrick Port Botany Terminal: Patrick


By GPSM Published: October 30, 2020

We would just like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance to provide your shipping documents to us as soon as possible , we are required to lodge your documents at least 48 hours prior to ship or aircraft arrival to avoid any delays and allow sufficient time to submit documents if …

Khapra Beetle – update

By GPSM 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 GPSM 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 GPSM 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 GPSM 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 GPSM 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 GPSM 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 GPSM 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

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