Pending Changes to Import Conditions – Manufactured Wooden Articles

Pending Changes to Import Conditions – Manufactured Wooden Articles
There are some pending changes with Biosecurity (formerly AQIS), set to take effect 9th Feb 2017. Whilst the specific details are not yet available we are advised of the following key changes – We have highlighted the item which concerns us the most: Key changes to import conditions: Changes to the time required to treat items prior to export: For manufactured wooden articles 6 months For unfinished timber 90 days (previously timbe...

Customs HS Code Changes

Customs HS Code Changes
Australian Customs are making a range of changes to HS Codes from 1st January 2017 and  with recent changes to the China Certificate of Origin (COO) now requiring HS Code accuracy, it is important all importers are aware of these changes. The changes mainly affect the following chapters: Chapter 3                             Fish & Crustaceans, Molluscs and Other Aquatic Invertebrates Chapter 29                          Organic Chemicals ...

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