The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) has made changes to their Infringement Notice Scheme (INS).

From 1 February 2014, new Regulations will be implemented.

This is partly influenced by The Customs and AusCheck Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Act 2013 (AusCheck Act).

ACBPS have published a guide which outlines in detail changes for offences and the related Regulations, and the new increased penalty regime.

As importers some of the offences to be aware of include:

  • False or misleading statements;
  • Moving, Altering or interfering wiht goods subject to Customs control;
  • Breach of conditions;
  • Offences in relation to prohibited imports and exports.

If you have any questions please contact us at 07 3414 4334.