Archive for September 2018
Expected delays under 2018-19 BMSB seasonal measures
The following information has been published in the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Import Industry Advice Notice 116-2018 - Expected delays under 2018-19 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) seasonal measures and is forwarded for your information.
We are not surprised the department issued this notice as we expected this season’s measures to include goods manufactured in, or shipped from an expanded list of target risk countries to result in extensive clearance delays at the border based on last seasons experiences.
The additional workload associated with BMSB related clearances is likely to impact the department’s capacity to meet published service standards in the Client Service Charter more broadly and in particular entry processing and inspections.
This is due to a combination of factors, including the identification of treated and untreated containerised cargo, limited onshore capacity of storage facilities at approved arrangement sites and onshore treatment provider premises, and implementation of manual processes to accommodate industry’s request to allow onshore treatment option for LCL consignments.
While onshore treatment is allowed for FCL/FCX, FAK/LCL, the departments preference is offshore treatment.
Importers are strongly encouraged to have their target high risk goods treated by an approved offshore provider prior to arrival into Australia to facilitate clearance on arrival.
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What's Your Payout?
Who foots the bill when your container ends up in the drink?
For those in the shiping game, when things go well, they go very well, and when they go bad they are horrid. The normally invisible industry of containerised shipping was brought into the public eye last May when YM Efficiency lost 83 containers off the coast of New South Wales. It also brought to the front of the mind the question of what the liability scheme is for damage to cargo when there is no obvious liability on either the shipper or the ocean carrier.... read more
The Biosecurity Act 2015 - Use of infringement notices across all import pathways
The following information has been published in the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Import Industry Advice Notice 106-2018 - The Biosecurity Act 2015 – Use of infringement notices across all import pathways and is forwarded for your information.
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