Department of Agriculture Fee Review

The department of Agriculture (the Department), has recently reviewed it’s cost recovery arrangements, and implemented some fee adjustments begining 1 July 2014.   Small increases have been applied to Import delcaration and lodgement fees. You will notice these on your delcarations, and quotations over the coming weeks. More signifigant to Machinery Importers will be the …

ACBPS Infringement Notice Scheme (INS) Update

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 …

Increased Customs Import Processing Charge 2014

  The Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2013 has been implemented by both Houses of Parliament and will commence on 1 Janurary 2014. What does this mean for you as the importer?  This new legislation imposes an increase in the Import Delcaration Charges for goods, particularly those over $10 000 in value. The increases vary, …

Upcoming Machinery Import Changes

  At a recent industry engagement information session Department of Agriculture (formerly DAFF) Advised that they will be change in the Import Conditions for Machinery, specifically in regard to the current Import Permits for Machinery Importers. From the start of 2014, Machinery Import Permits will be phased out in their current form of 2 year validity, …

Supply of commercial documents evidence for import declarations

A reminder to all importers, and exporters, to ensure they have the correct evidence of monies price paid and commercial documents to verify particulars on delcarations. Customs are reminding all parties of their responsibilities and advising that incorrect evidence can result in delays. It is important that importers and exporters provide their customs broker with full …

Change in Import Permit Conditions for Machinery

There has recently been a change in the DAFF ICON cases for new and/or used machinery and equipment. This has resulted in the issuance of new Import Permits for used machinery for existing permit holders. These new permits outline the new permit conditions, and also have a new Import Permit number, however the expiration date …

Used Machinery with Unacceptable Levels of Biosecurity Risk Material

DAFF have recently issued a notice to industry outlining they are seeing an increased number of imported used machines with high levels of Biosecurity Risk Material (BRM). In 2013 DAFF has already directed seven consignments for re-export from Australia. And 19 consignments for 2012. Importers are responsible for ensuring all machinery meets DAFF Import Conditions …

New Online Vehicle Import Application for Australian Vehicle Imports

Department of Infrastructure and Transport will be introducing new online Vehicle Import Applications from 1 May 2013! of Infrastructure and Transport online! The new electronic form replaces the current Vehicle Import Application form and can be lodged directly with the department. They have also updated the existing paper forms, and any old forms will no …

New Packing Declaration DAFF Australia

DAFF (formerly Quarantine) have recently amended the packing declaration requirements for all seafreight, FCL and LCL imports into Australia. Please download the new blank declaration from our web site and make sure you provide your supplier with the correct form for future shipments. Failure to provide the correct declaration may result in delays and additional …