Will common sense prevail on the Biosecurity Import Levy?
Will common sense previal on the Biosecurity Import Levy?THE ALLIANCE
Who does this notice affect?
Importers, freight forwarders, customs brokers, stevedores, shipping lines, airlines, express couriers, e-commerce providers and Cargo Terminal Operators
Biosecurity Import Levy
Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) members have understandably been seeking updates on the proposed Biosecurity Import Levy.
The concern from members and the wider industry is that depending on how the new levy is to be collected and passed on through the supply chain, adequate notice is required to allow industry participants to implement systems and to have discussions with customers about potential cost increases.
While we are unfortunately not in a position to provide definitive answers, we trust that the following provides useful background and the current status of this new levy.