China Australia Free Trade Agreement – Update
Notwithstanding the commentary provided in NNF 2016/001, the need to be mindful as to issues relating to Certificates of Origin or classification under ChAFTA and in terms of resolution of any certification/classification issues, the only source for such resolution is the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) (details as to that one of reference being provided in the NNF). One this issue, your industry Association was addressing, on average, 15 calls a day on ChAFTA since the commencement of the Agreement on 20 December and referred these issues to the DIBP for their information and commentary... read more
ChAFTA Certificates of Origin Issues
While the China Australia Free trade Agreement may only be nine (9) days old some key problems are being experienced by industry as regards certificates issued in China by the relevant regulatory or certification agencies. There has been a high level of enquires to the CBFCA as to the origin criteria being used for manufactured goods on Certificates of Origin ( CoO’s).From anecdotal evidence particularly as to Wholly Obtained Goods (WO) as referenced in Article 3.3 below it would appear that the certificate issuing authorities may be misreading sub article( j) of the Article.... read more
Please note that both DP World and Patrick 1-East will be closed from 10am until 2pm on Tuesday 24/11 due to the MUA AGM... read more
Management of seasonal risk of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs from the USA... read more
CHAFTA was signed on 17 June 2015 and the text of the agreement has been made public. However, it is unknown at this time as to when this key FTA will commence. It is necessary for CHAFTA to pass domestic ratification procedures in Australia and China and we estimate it to commence operating in late 2015.... read more
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng signed the FTA in Canberra on 17 June 2015. Further details on the processes can be found on the Implementation Processes and Timeline Factsheet... read more
Australia/China fair trade agreement update... read more
Joint Review of Border Fees, Charges & Taxes.
Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) has received correspondence this evening from the Australian Customs & Border Protection Service (ACBPS) in relation the finalisation of the Australian Government's Joint Review of Border Fees, Charges & Taxes... read more
The Department of Agriculture is pleased to bring you the seventh Illegal Logging Laws E-Update.
This email has been sent to all subscribers of the department's illegal logging mailing list. If you do not wish to receive future updates, please see the unsubscribe options at the bottom of this email.... read more