Biosecurity Import Permit

Biosecurity Import Permit
Department of Agriculture have advised that effective 9th April, goods imported into Australia that require a Biosecurity Import Permit and are imported without a valid permit, will not be permitted entry into Australia – rather will be directed for either re-export or disposal by an approved method. This new requirement includes goods that are imported whilst the permit application process is still on going. Previous to this, Biosecurity had allowed go...

Declaration Requirements – Changes Pending 1st July 2018

Declaration Requirements – Changes Pending 1st July 2018
A reminder that Packing Declaration changes take effect this coming 1st July 2018. Wording in the Consignment Specific and Annual Packing Declarations are changing and previously accepted statements will no longer be permitted by Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Please note, this also means that Annual Packing Declarations that were previously approved for use after 1st July 2018 will now be cancelled effective close of business 30th Ju...

Peru – Australia Free Trade Agreement

Peru – Australia Free Trade Agreement
On 12th February this year Australian and Peru signed the Peru-Australia free trade agreement, allowing free trade of certain commodities between the two countries. We now wait on both countries to follow their own domestic treaty making processes before PAFTA can enter into force – at this point a date has not been set. As one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America over the last decade, Peru presents a growing opportunity for Australian b...