Border Fees, Charges & Taxes

Joint Review of Border Fees, Charges and Taxes


Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) has received correspondence this evening from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) in relation the finalisation of the Australian Government’s Joint Review of Border Fees, Charges and Taxes.
 
In summary, (effective 1 January 2016) the main changes are:
 

·alignment of air / post / sea Nature 10 / 20 import processing charges for consignments > $1,000 - <$10,000 – new price $50 per import declaration (submitted via the ICS)

·alignment of air / post / sea Nature 10 / 20 import processing charges for consignments >$10,000 – new price $152 per import declaration (submitted via the ICS)

·introduction of a new charge for Sec 79 warehouse licence variations - $300

·introduction of a new charge for nominee broker’s licence application - $130

·introduction of a new charge for Sole Trader or Corporate broker’s licence application - $1300

·increase of nominee broker’s licence grant and renewal – from $120 (every 3 years) to $240 (every 3 years)

·increase of Sole Trader or Corporate broker’s licence grant and renewal – from $1200 (every 3 years) to $2400 (every 3 years)

 
Of interest is that no reference has been made to import processing charge concessions as a part of the Trusted Trader Programme and that low value consignments (<$1000) remain exempt of any import processing charge.
 
FTA will continue its engagement with the ACBPS and the Department of Agriculture and will provide a more detailed commentary in next week’s FTA Weekly Report