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  FTA / APSA MEMBERSHIP COST & BENEFIT 2020 / 2021   INDUSTRY’S MOST COST EFFECTIVE CPD / CBC PACKAGES   FTA / APSA ADVOCACY PLAN 2020 / 2021   SPONSOR OF THE WEEK   Estimations from the NSW Empty Container Supply Chain Study (May 2020) show that inefficiencies in the NSW empty container supply chain result in additional costs of $49 million per year. This problem exists across Oceania and is exactly the problem that MatchBox Exchange solves.
Learn how MatchBox Exchange can provide a competitive advantage through a more agile supply chain – contact us at help@matchboxexchange.com. Alternatively, hear it from our partners – click this link for a recent article by MAERSK.   IMPORTANT REMINDER – AEPCOMM EXPANSION 2020 WEBINAR TODAY
 4 AUGUST at 10.00am (AEST) 
  The Department will be hosting a live webinar today in conjunction with the mandatory online assessment – CBC Activity 20-21/1 (DOA030). The webinar will also provide an opportunity for Q & A.

Click HERE for webinar registration and FTA online CBC Activity 20-21/1 (DOA030) assessment options. The online assessment must be completed by 21 September 2020. A recording will be available as an assessment resource for those that are not able to participate in the live webinar.   THE WEEK IN REVIEW   RELOCATION OF THE FTA/APSA MELBOURNE OFFICE – in line with the default position that all Victorians are required to work from home (where practicable), Sal Milici (Head of Border and Biosecurity – FTA/APSA) will relocate effectively immediately from our St Kilda Road, Melbourne office to a ‘work from home’ environment and can be contacted at smilici@FTAlliance.com.au or mobile 0426 057 373     ADVOCACY FOR ‘ESSENTIAL SERVICES’ – As outlined in our evidence before last weeks’ public hearing ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s defence, trade and international relations’ and in our correspondence to the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission on 27 March 2020, we wrote to Premier Andrews outlining the need for business continuity for our sector of commerce – refer HERE.     VICTORIAN DECLARED ‘STATE OF DISASTER’ – last night we provided UPDATE 1 emerging from the declared Victorian ‘State of Disaster’ – please do not hesitate to send inquiries direct to me at pzalai@FTAlliance.com.au – we will look to respond ASAP and will consolidate responses at a dedicated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) site available HERE     VICTORIAN INFRASTRUCTURE SURCHARGE INCREASE – not event a declared ‘State of Disaster’ is enough to stop stevedores from proceeding with Terminal Access Charge increases – we continue to question why the Victorian Government sits by and watches the devastating impacts on industry – refer HERE

A full list of Infrastructure Surcharges administered by all stevedores nationally is available HERE (FTA / APSA MEMBER LOGIN REQUIRED)     ADVOCACY INFRASTRUCTURE SURCHARGES – we presented before the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT) “Inquiry into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade” – our opening address is available HERE.

We were also privileged to have a dedicated teleconference with the Deputy Prime Minister on 31 July 2020. The Deputy PM gave a commitment to formalise a response to:  support our advocacy, noting the operational and cost implications for exporters and importers; clearly articulate that reform is a state government responsibility (negating arguments from the states pointing back to the Federal Govt to lead); and importantly, to provide a referral to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ensuring that stevedores involved vertical integration operations do so on a ‘level playing field’ with others in the supply chain and do not use Terminal Access Charges for commercial advantage / offset pricing. RELATED SUBMISSIONS
Discussion Paper – Proposed Class Exemption for Ocean Liner Shipping
Inquiry into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade
Container Stevedores Operations – Imposition of Terminal Access Charges     DUTY CONCESSION – government aligned its policy with our formal submission providing an extension of the duty concession on imports of certain medical and hygiene products for use in combatting COVID-19 until 31 December 2020 – refer HERE  (FTA / APSA MEMBER LOGIN REQUIRED)     GOVERNMENT PAYMENT PLANS – the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment are offering payment plans to pay Duty and statutory charges – refer HERE     FEATURE ARTICLE – WINTER 2020 ACROSS BORDERS 
Keeping supplies moving during COVID-19 and beyond
  We were privileged to receive a commentary from NEV POWER (Chair -National COVID-19 Coordination Commission) in our Winter 2020 edition of Across Borders.   ‘We responded to requests for assistance to unlock resources, break through bottlenecks and fix problems, and engaged with stakeholders on a wide variety of issues. I received invaluable advice and recommendations from the Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) on behalf of its 380 members.’ 

NOTE: since the time of publication, the FTA membership has exceeded 400 corporate members     AUSTRALIAN PEAK SHIPPERS ASSOCIATION (APSA) – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING    To be hosted online 3pm to 4.30pm AEST on Thursday 27 August 2020. APSA members are invited to nominate a representative to become an officer of the association (Chair, Vice-chair or Treasurer) or to be an ordinary member of the Committee of Management (CoM) – refer HERE   Paul Zalai –  Director and Co-Founder, FTA / Secretariat, APSA     TRADE STATISTICS   DFAT – Monthly Trade Data May 2020 … read more Flinders Ports Trade Statistics June 2020 … read more Fremantle Ports Trade Statistics June 2020 … read more IATA – Ecomomic Performance of the Airline Industry … read more IATA – Industry Statistics June 2020 … read more NSW Ports Trade Statistics June 2020 … read more Port of Melbourne Container Report May and June 2020 … read more Port of Newcastle Trade Report June 2020  … read more     SHIPPING   COVID-19 Shipping Line Notices 28th July to 3rd August 2020 … read more Shipping Line Notices 28th July to 3rd August 2020 … read more     LOGISTICS   28.7.20 – DNATA – Changes to the application of export storage … read more
30.7.20 – FTA / APSA to present before todays parliamentary inquiry … read more
31.7.20 – COVID-19 Victorian freight logistics update … read more
31.7.20 – Parliamentary hearing & engagement with the Deputy PM … read more
3.8.20 – Yet another increase in stevedore-imposed infrastructure surcharges  … login required
3.8.20 – Online launch of healthy heads in trucks & shed HHTS … read more
3.8.20 – Qantas freight – Suspension to Melbourne operations … read more     AIRFREIGHT   29.7.20 – IATA – Air cargo monthly analysis June 2020 … read more     INTERNATIONAL   31.7.20 – NZ Customs Release 573 … login required     BIOSECURITY   28.7.20 – DAWE – Biosecurity Matters July 2020 … login required
28.7.20 – DAWE – 2020-47 – Horticulture exports program – Changes to Thailand FDA guideline … login required
28.7.20 – DAWE – 121-2020 – Amendment to 105-2020 – COVID-19 Impact on cat and dog arrivals into Melbourne International Airport … login required
28.7.20 – DAWE – 122-2020 – Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) pre-arrival reporting changes for Coronavirus (COVID-19) … login required
30.7.20 – DAWE – Biosecurity advice release of listronotus appendiculatus for biological control of aquatic weeds 2020-P08 … login required
30.7.20 – DAWE – 123-2020 – Automatic entry processing for commodities (AEPCOMM) expansion for 2020 is now live … login required
31.7.20 – Continued biosecurity competancy (CBC) – 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 … read more
31.7.20 – DAWE – 2020-48 – Business systems program – Removal of paper export certificates to Indonesia … login required
3.8.20 – DAWE – 124-2020 – BICON and MARS impacted, COLS, OPP and PEBS unavailable from 23:00 Thursday 06 August to 03:30 Friday 07 August 2020 (AEST) … login required     BORDER   28.7.20 -China plans more tweaks in custom procedures … read more
29.7.20 – Deferral of duty and government fees … read more
29.7.20 – Duty concession – Item 57 extended to 31 December 2020 … read more
30.7.20 – TC Gazette 20/28 … read more
31.7.20 – ABF – Four charged in relation to importation of 2.3 tonnes of counterfeit of Australia post pre-paid satchels … read more
31.7.20 – Australian Customs Notice No. 2020/31 Customs Duty rates on excise-equivalent goods – August 2020 … read more
31.7.20 – Australian Customs Notice No. 2020/30 Extension of concessional rate of customs duty for COVID-19 products … read more
31.7.20 – Duty concession on imports of certain medical and hygiene products extended to 31 December 2020 … login required
3.8.20 – ABF – Application for customs broker licence … read more     TRADE   29.7.20 – Coronavirus Trade Update 290720 … read more
31.7.20 – The WCO issues its 2019 illicit trade report … read more
3.8.20 – DFAT – European Union cyber sanctions listings … read more     ANTI-DUMPING COMMISSION NOTICES – ADN   No new entries this week     BUSINESS SALES / OFFICE LEASE   QUOTE 2020/25 – Port Botany office space available to lease QUOTE 2020/21 – looking to buy – Sydney or Melbourne based Forwarder / Broker QUOTE 2020/17 – Fully furnished shared office space Alexandria close to Syd Airport! QUOTE 2020/07 – Looking to buy – Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – ideally perishables QUOTE 2019/05 – Looking to buy – Melbourne, Adelaide or Fremantle Perth More about our Classifieds service available HERE     TRAINING & EVENTS   Continued Biosecurity Competency (CBC) – 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 – refer HERE   5 AUG 2020 – WISTA Webinar – Turning Up the Heat: The Ins and Outs of Container and Cargo Sweat 
18 AUG 2020 – Launch of Healthy Heads In Trucks & Sheds (HHTS)
27 AUG 2020 – Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) – Annual General Meeting
17 SEPT 2020 –  SYDNEY – World Class Teams – Optimise your Influence and Impact at Work   CPD – BORDER COMPLIANCE PROGRAM  Please note that our revised dates for our events fall within the new 2020 /2021 CPD period (1 April 2020 to  31 March 2021) and will continue to provide 24 CPD points. 

CPD Border Compliance Program – (1 April 2020 to  31 March 2021)
NSW: Friday 5 & Saturday 6 February 2021 – Novotel Brighton Le-Sands
VIC: Friday 12 & Saturday 13 February 2021 – Hyatt Place Essendon Fields
QLD: Wednesday 17 February 2021 – Novotel Brisbane Airport
WA: Saturday 20 February 2021 – Hyatt Regency Perth

Refer to UPCOMING EVENTS   ONLINE Understand Incoterms® 2020 …read more Sec 77G Depot …  read more Chain of Responsibility …  read more Continued Biosecurity Competency (CBC) NCCC & AEPCOMM … read more Free webinar and event recordings (MEMBER ONLY) … login required     SPONSORS   FINANCE REPORT

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  Paul Bettany
Collinson & Co
paul@collinsonfx.com CANDIDATE OF THE WEEK
  Melbourne – Export Operations … read more
Contact: Leanne Lewis, Managing Director
0439 542 022  Sydney – Business Development Manager read more Christian Merrigan, Branch Manager – Sydney
1300 467 962   FTA and APSA are proud to connect members with the following sponsors as leading suppliers of services to the freight and trade sectors.

2020 sponsorship prospectus is available HERE



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