Changes to Packing Declaration Requirements

Changes to Packing Declaration Requirements
Biosecurity (formerly AQIS) have advised of a pending change to Packing Declaration requirements. These changes are to take effect from 20th November 2017: Bamboo packing is to be removed from the Unacceptable Packing list Bamboo packing is to be added to the Timber Packing list as acceptable packing materials (if accompanied with acceptable treatment certificate) along with solid wood (timber) Please note, Bamboo Packing is not considered an...

Pending Changes to Import Conditions – Manufactured Wooden Articles Update

Pending Changes to Import Conditions – Manufactured Wooden Articles Update
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources advises importers and customs brokers that the import conditions for Manufactured Wooden Articles (MWA) within the Timber and timber products BICON case will be changed on 11 September 2017. From this date, consignments of manufactured wooden articles treated offshore by heat, fumigation or irradiation methods will be required to be exported within six calendar months of the required treatment and be acc...

Pending Changes to Import Conditions – Manufactured Wooden Articles Update

Pending Changes to Import Conditions – Manufactured Wooden Articles Update
In February this year we sent out a notice to all clients advising of changes to documentation requirements due to take place 7th Feb 2017 – this change was subsequently suspended to a later date following many complaints on the implementation process. Department of Biosecurity now advise these changes are to take place in September 2017.  Whilst the specifics are still being worked out, below is a summary of the pending changes: The time allowed b...