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NNF 2018/193 - Department of Home Affairs, Duty and By-Law notices

NNF 2018/193 - Department of Home Affairs, Duty and By-Law notices

NNF 2018/193 - Department of Home Affairs, Duty and By-Law notices

The following information has been provided by the Department of  Home Affairs in relation to (1) new excise equivalent customs duty rates and (2) item 1 by-lay revocation and replacement

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NNF 2018/182 - Import Industry Advice Notice 77-2018

 

The following information has been provided by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in Import Industry Advice Notice 77-2018 – Draft measures for 2018-19 Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) risk season

DAWR forecasts that final measures will be available soon.

The CBFCA continue to liase with DAWR on these matters, with final details to end up being available via the CBFCA through a webinar based, updated power point presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly updates from the Anti-Dumping Commission website 18 July 2018

 The following commodities have had documents published on the EPR in the last week.

Please note, in addition to the commodity you have requested in your subscription, this notification contains all other commodities that have been updated.

 

We hope these updates are helpful and appreciate any feedback you have in regards to the website or these updates.

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The debate on HSS goes on as Home Affairs seeks to draw the line on Line Pipe

The debate on HSS goes on as Home Affairs seeks to draw the line on Line Pipe

Many readers would be aware of the ongoing debate on what constitutes Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) steel or iron which is subject to dumping or countervailing duties. that has included debate on whether the alleged HSS is, in fact, another type of product (scaffolding for example) or whether the HSS is actually only part of a larger structure and should be classified on that basis.

 

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs proposed new seasonal import measures

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - proposed new seasonal import measures

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources have updated in draft, proposed new seasonal import measures for the upcoming Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season which will be between 1 September 2018 to 30 April 2019.  For more information READ MORE below.

These measures will include mandatory treatment and increased intervention before arrival into Australian territory.

Full Notice Below. 

 

 

 

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NNF 2018/166 - Import Industry Advice Notice 71-2018

NNF 2018/166 - Import Industry Advice Notice 71-2018

The following information has been provided by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in Import Industry Advice Notice 71-2018 – Highly compliant importer project and is forwarded for your attention.

All importers and customs brokers who lodge imported cargo to the department for biosecurity assessment.

What has changed?

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Compliance Division, is implementing a highly compliant importer project (HCIP).  The HCIP introduces an entity compliance overlay to the management of at border biosecurity risk. Under the HCIP importers that have established a 100% compliance history through repeated physical inspection over an extended period of time for particular commodities, will be identified during entry processing and receive reduced intervention.

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General average explained( and should importers insure their goods) Our opinion is YES

General average explained( and should importers insure their goods) Our opinion is YES

Following the tragic casualty of Maersk Honam it is timely, particularly for shippers and freight forwarders, to cover the dynamics and risks associated with General Average. While the concept of General Average (GA) is widely recognised and as old as maritime transport itself, it is also a commonly misunderstood process. This principle of maritime law governs the process by which all stakeholders in a particular voyage share losses resulting from actions taken in an emerency.

 

 

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