Asbestos Update – 14/10/2016

Asbestos Update – 14/10/2016
Following on from Fridays release by Australian Border Force (ABF) of their Fact Sheet called ‘Managing the risk of Asbestos at the border’ we would like to provide importers with some information on how to perform your required due diligence and how to portray this to Navia for the purpose of Customs Clearance. What is Due Diligence? Due Diligence outlines the steps taken by a person to ensure they have complied with a certain piece of legislation or

Asbestos Update – 07/10/2016

Asbestos Update – 07/10/2016
As you may be aware, Asbestos has been a hot topic over recent weeks. Australian Border Force (ABF) have today released a fact sheet on Asbestos, reinforcing the ban on importation of all Asbestos and Asbestos Containing Materials into Australia. To view this fact sheet, please click here. This fact sheet outlines steps importers can take to protect themselves from importing a prohibited substance and the steps Customs Brokers must take to verify

Changes to calculation requirements for Import GST

Changes to calculation requirements for Import GST
 The below is to advise on some important changes to legislation which have just been implemented in relation to Import GST, effective 1st October 2016.  Unfortunately we were given very little notice of this policy change, so changes must be made at the last minute. As you may be aware, Import GST is calculated along with Customs Duty as part of the Customs Clearance process.  Included in the calculation for Import GST are the costs incurred for Ocean