Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) to commence 30th December 2018

Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) to commence 30th December 2018
The Australian Government ratified the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP-11), with the agreement coming into effect 30th December 2018. The introduction of TPP-11 means Australia expands its reach of countries with which we have free trade agreements in place, most notably adding Canada and Mexico.  The agreement runs in conjunction with other free trade agreements already have in place with Japan, New Zealand and Singapore with more to follow shortly.

Preparation for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season

Preparation for the 2018-2019 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season
We would like to bring to your attention an update provided by Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarder’s Council of Australia (CBFCA), one of our leading Industry Bodies. Discussions between DAWR and CBFCA have resulted in a list of Emerging Risk Countries being issued as follows: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Serbia The same advise also states that DAWR are also targeting other countries of concern...

Due Diligence Requirements for Imported Timber and Timber Products

Due Diligence Requirements for Imported Timber and Timber Products
It is now coming up to 4 years since the Australian Government introduced legislation for importers requiring due diligence be performed on imported timber and timber products ensuring the timber does not result from illegal logging. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have a video on their website advising the reasons behind these due diligence requirements and outline importer responsibilities. To view this video please click here.