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NNF 2017/256 Import Industry Advice Notices 99-100-101

NNF 2017/256 Import Industry Advice Notices 99-100-101

Import Industry Advice Notices-2017

 

The following information has been provided by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in the below Import Industry Advice Notices and is forwarded for your attention.

99-2017 – Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season 2017-18 – Extension of treatment window for some break bulk cargo ex-Italy

100-2017 – Delayed implementation of new import conditions for cut flowers entering Australia

101-2017 – Implementation of revised Minimum Documentary and Import Declaration Requirements and Non Commodity Information Requirements Policies

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Damages of almost $1 million awarded against a forwarder for issuing a misleading bill of lading

Damages of almost $1 million awarded against a forwarder for issuing a misleading bill of lading

Damages of almost $1 million awarded against a forwarder for issuing a misleading bill of lading


Freight forwarders that issue bills of lading (BOL) need to take extreme care to ensure that their house BOL is not misleading to third parties. 

In a recent case, a Court found that a freight forwarder had mislead a finance company by representing that its house BOLs were the only BOLs that applied to the shipment. 

 

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Import Industry Advice Notice 96-2017

18 October 2017

Import Industry Advice Notice 96/2017

Changes to import conditions for feathers and manufactured articles containing feathers

has been published on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website and can be accessed via the following link:

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/2017/96-2017

Import Industry Advice Notices are available from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website at: www.agriculture.gov.au/iian

 

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NNF 2017/244 Import Industry Advice Notice 95-2017

NNF 2017/244 Import Industry Advice Notice 95-2017

The following information has been provided by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in Import Industry Advice Notice  95-2017 - Reforms to Australia’s illegal logging laws and is forwarded for your attention.

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ACFS - Infrastructure Levy

ACFS - Infrastructure Levy in Melbourne and Port Botany

 

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) has received advice from ACFS that they will be implementing an "FCL Container Infrastructure Levy" in Melbourne and Port Botany AND an "FAK Cargo Infrastructure Levy" nationally - both will be effective from Monday 13 November 2017.
 

·Qube Logistics - International Terminal Fee - effective 6 November 2017 (National)

·ANJ Container Services – Infrastructure Levy - effective 6 November 2017 (Port Botany)

·Price & Speed – Infrastructure Levy - effective 6 November 2017 (Port Botany)

·Trojan Bond - Infrastructure Levy - effective 13 November 2017 (Port Botany)

·ACFS - Infrastructure Levy - effective 13 November 2017 (National)

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NNF 2017/220 Import Industry Advice Notice 91/2017

NNF 2017/220 Import Industry Advice Notice 91/2017

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Risk Season 2017-18

The following information has been provided by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) in Import Industry Advice Notice 91-2017 – Brown Marmorated Stink Bug risk season 2017-18 and is forwarded for your attention.

The department  has implemented additional measures every year since 2014 to manage the seasonal risk of BMSB infestations in sea cargo arriving at Australian ports.

 

 

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