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"Let's party like its HS2012"

Those responsible for the reporting of the import and export of goods to border agencies may not be enjoying the usual New Year's Eve festivities on 31 December 2011 as they excitedly await the implementation of "HS2012" for...

WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT – THE UK INQUISITION

Australian companies trading overseas face a variety of regulation which governs their operation.  That regulation includes the following:

Australian laws governing trade in Australia;Australian laws governing trade...

CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE FOCUS FOR 2011 – 2012 AND VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE

Those involved in the air cargo industry would be aware of the importance of complying with the requirements of Government agencies both in Australia and overseas.

One of the agencies which has an immediate impact on industry is...

Alternative Fuels under the pump

Previously tax-free Alternative Fuels will now be subject to excise and custom duties after a series of Bills amending the current legislation recently passed through the Senate.

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural...

What goes around comes around

Introduction

 

 

The Product Stewardship Bill 2011 ("the Bill" or the "the Act") establishes a national framework underpinned by Commonwealth legislation of voluntary, co-regulatory and mandatory schemes to...

Federal 2011 – 2012 Budget highlights for the Australian Customs, Trade and Transport sectors

Introduction

 

In and among the wider agenda of the Australian Federal Budget for 2011 – 2012 and the predictable Government rhetoric as to the aims of Government agencies, a preliminary review of the Portfolio Budget Statements...

Release of Australian Trade Policy Statement

Introduction

The release of the Federal Government's Trade Policy Statement ("Statement") in April has revealed some details of the state of the Australian trade agenda. 

The Statement entitled ”Gillard Government Trade...

Intellectual property pirates to face new border controls

Over time we have provided various updates on the rights of holders of intellectual property to seize goods at the border arising out of alleged breaches of copyright or trademark legislation.  Those holding intellectual...

The door is not closed on container detention fee issues

The issue of container detention fees remains a real problem for freight forwarders, customs brokers and importers.  It has certainly been the subject of many presentations and questions at CBFCA State Conventions and Member...

New Bills to have an impact on industry

Industry needs to be aware of the progress of two new Bills introduced into Federal Parliament on 23 March 2011 which will have an impact on their operations.

The first Bill is the Customs Amendment (Export Controls and Other...

The rights and liabilities of the unknowing Consignee

Introduction

 

There has been significant debate and discussion about the right and liabilities of parties to shipping contracts for container detention or damage charges.  In the majority of cases, the parties involved are...

New US food controls create additional issues for Australian food exporters

Introduction

 

The level of food safety regulation in the United States ("US") has risen over recent years as US governments have sought to protect the safety of food consumed in the United States.  According to the US Food...

Customs seek comment on new regulation of exports, depots and warehouses

By way of Australian Customs and Border Protection Notice No. 2011/04 ("Notice") and subsequent announcement on its website, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service ("Customs") has sought feedback from industry on...

Customs proposing new regulation of exports, depots and warehouses

By way of Australian Customs and Border Protection Notice No. 2011/04 ("Notice") and subsequent announcement on its website, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service ("Customs") sought feedback from industry on the...

Sad SAC's low-value imports and the future of Australian retailing

Introduction

On 18 December 2010, the Assistant Treasurer, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, the Minister for Home Affairs & Justice and the Minister for Small Business issued a joint media...

Australia in an Anti Dumping quandry

The article from "The Australian" magazine at the link below was penned by a senior Australian Trade Union...