Archive for April 2017
Import Industry Advice Notice 38-2017
As referenced in NNF 2017/076 Reminder of New packing declaration template we further consulted with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ( the Department) and advocated for the publishing of a formal industry notice to communicate the key change related to “prohibited packaging material statement” as such key change was included in the overall changes affecting the Broker Approved Arrangements on commandment of the Biosecurity Act 2015 and may be overlooked by industry.
We are pleased to advise you that the Department today issued its Import Industry Advice Notice 38-2017 - Prohibited packaging statements and is forwarded for your information.
It is important that your clients suppliers/packers are informed of this change to ensure they comply after 16 June 2017.
"Who does this notice affect?
Clients who assess consignment specific and annual packing declarations under Approved Arrangement Class 19.1 - Non-commodity for containerised cargo clearance or present packing declarations to facilitate non-commodity clearance by the department."
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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO PACKING DECLARATIONS
These declarations must be in place by June 10 for all shipments arriving by sea freight or there will be delays in clearance of sea freight cargo.... read more
NNF 2017/080 Changes to documentary requirements for wooden manufactured articles
Changes to documentary requirements for wooden manufactured articles
As referenced in NNF 2017/075 due to our direct intervention we managed to influence the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the Department) to delay the implementation of the revised requirements due to the short time frame provided for industry to comply with the new documentary requirement for manufactured wooden articles.
The Department has now published an Industry Advice Notice 34-2017 - Changes to timber and timber product import conditions: new timeframe for post treatment export for unfinished timber and changes to documentary requirements for wooden manufactured articles and is forwarded for your attention.
Future changes to documentary requirements for wooden manufactured articles
From 1 September 2017, the department will:
- increase the time allowed between treatment and export for Wooden Manufactured Articles from 21 days to 6 months.
- require that Wooden Manufactured Articles to be accompanied by an additional manufacturer's or supplier's declaration stating that the goods were stored so as to prevent risk of re-infestation by pests of concern in between treatment and date of export.
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New packing declaration template
As referenced in NNF 2016/060 Key changes affecting Broker Approved Arrangements we would like to again bring to your attention a key change that will affect the Broker Approved Arrangements related to “Prohibited packaging material statement” since the implementation of the Biosecurity Act 2015, which places restriction on the use of the term ‘prohibited’ in relations to packing material.
‘Prohibited packaging material statement’ as required by the Non commodity information requirements policy has been replaced by the ‘unacceptable packaging statement’.
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has received legal advice that the ‘unacceptable packaging statement’ must only be used under the Biosecurity Act 2015.... read more