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SPONSOR OF THE WEEK     AMI AUSTRALIA PROVIDES A WIDE RANGE OF WHOLESALE FREIGHT FORWARDING PRODUCTS EXCLUSIVELY FOR FREIGHT FORWARDERS, CUSTOMS BROKERS, COURIER AND TRANSPORT COMPANIES.   AMI Australia can offer Fully Bonded and Bio-Security Warehouse solutions across our facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth……read more     FEATURED EVENTS   FTA ONLINE CPD & CBC TRAINING PACKAGE
for the customs broker licensing period to 31 March 2021
Member package rate only $165
Includes AEPCOMM Activity 20-21/01 – DOA030 which must be completed by 21 September 2020.  Contact Caroline on [email protected] for further details     REMINDER: HEALTHY HEADS IN TRUCKS & SHEDS
Online Launch TODAY at 11.00am to 11.45am AEST
    2020 RETIRED & SENIOR CUSTOMS BROKERS – CANCELLED
Another COVID-19 impact … in what is a responsible decision to make sure that the elderly are cared for, we received advice last week from the event organisers (David Ineson & Kent Heazlett) that this year’s luncheon has been cancelled … we look forward to catching up with this rowdy lot in 2021 !!      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     THE WEEK IN REVIEW   KHAPRA BEETLE – THE NEXT BIG THING – The recent interceptions occurred in imported non-food goods, such as refrigerators, car parts, nuts and bolts, as well as empty containers and high-risk food goods such as spices and flour – refer HERE     BMSB OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENTS – the Offshore Treatment Provider list for the 2020/21 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season has now been populated – available HERE.      VICTORIAN STAGE 4 WAREHOUSE RESTRICTIONS – a concession has been achieved allowing warehouses and distribution centres (other than medical supply, pharmaceutical supply and personal protective equipment supply facilities / supermarket and perishable food warehouses and distribution centres) to now operate with 90 percent of their daily total workforce, however, only a maximum of 67 percent of the normal daily peak number of defined workers may be on site at any one time – refer HERE     INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE VICTORIAN PORTS SYSTEM   Victoria has world class manufacturers and producers who are supported by skilled logistics specialists including customs brokers and freight forwarders. The Victorian government needs a paradigm shift in priorities in favour of exporters, importers and logistics providers to facilitate the efficient movement of goods to lead our economic recovery and generate wealth into the future. 

Refer to the FTA / APSA formal submission focussing on the proposed Port Pricing and Access Review (PPAR) and Voluntary Port of Melbourne Performance Model (VPPM) as outlined in Section 5 titled ‘Economic Regulation’ (questions 6 and 7).     HAVING TROUBLE WITH CHAFTA DOCUMENTATION – Members have made reports of Chinese exporters not being able to obtain certificates of origin under the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). Click HERE for a detailed commentary from Russell Wiese at Hunt & Hunt Lawyers (03 8602 9231 or [email protected]) in terms of how to best manage this operational matter. Please also advise Sal Milici (Head of Border and Biosecurity – FTA / APSA) if you are experiencing ongoing problems with obtaining ChAFTA COO (in particular nominating the region / issuing body) to support our engagement with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for remedial action at an international level.     FEATURE ARTICLE – WINTER 2020 ACROSS BORDERS 
Is Australia’s anti-dumping system causing more harm than good?
  We were privileged to receive a commentary from RUSSELL WIESE, Principal – Hunt & Hunt Lawyers in our Winter 2020 edition of Across Borders.   In May 2020 talk of a trade war between Australian and China was ignited by China’s decision to impose massive dumping and countervailing duties against Australian exports of barley. The accusation from Canberra was that the dumping duties were a response to Australia’s calls for an independent inquiry into China’s handling of the coronavirus. We will never know if the claims are true and part of the reason is that China’s use of the dumping system is consistent with how the system is used by other WTO members, including Australia.     VALE GEORGE RAVLICH
It is with great regret that we inform members that George Ravlich passed away on Monday August 10, 2020. George started his career in the industry with Brambles Manford in the mid 70’s after having previously worked with the Commonwealth Bank. … read more     Paul Zalai –  Director and Co-Founder, FTA / Secretariat, APSA     TRADE STATISTICS   DFAT – Monthly Trade Data June 2020 … read more Flinders Ports Trade Statistics July 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 July 2020  … read more     SHIPPING   COVID-19 Shipping Line Notices 11th to 17th August 2020 … read more Shipping Line Notices 11th to 17th August 2020 … read more     LOGISTICS   11.8.20 – DP World Australia – Protected industrial action … read more   11.8.20 – DP World Australia – Protected industrial action … read more
12.8.20 – CTAA – Container terminal industrial actions – latest … read more
13.8.20 – Transport for NSW, COVID-19 pop up locations …read more
13.8.20 – Fremantle Ports – WA Government endorses future container Port at Kwinana … read more
14.8.20 – Fremantle Ports Portfolio newsletter 13th August 2020 … read more
17.8.20 – FTA / APSA submission to the independent review of the Victorian Ports Systems … read more     AIRFREIGHT   12.8.20 – DNATA – Sydney freight terminal delays … read more     INTERNATIONAL   14.8.20 – NZ Customs Release 575 … login required     BIOSECURITY   12.8.20 – DAWE – 2020-53 – Grain and seeds exports program – Mobile bulk loading of prescribed goods for export … login required
12.8.20 – DAWE – 2020-54 – Authorised officer program – Validating supporting documents and completing plant export inspection and treatment records … login required
12.8.20 – 2020-2021 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Seasonal measures offshore treatent providers scheme … read more
13.8.20 – DAWE – 127-2020 – Notification of planned urgent actions for Khapra Beetle … login required
13.8.20 – Notification of planned urgent actions for Khapra Beetle … read more
13,8,20 – 2020-2021 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) European/North American Industry Information Sessions … read more
14.8.20 – DAWE – MAA 2020-10: European Union: Processed foods: Changes for the importation of composite products … login required
14.8.20 – DAWE – 2020-15 – COVID-19 Notification protocol … login required
17.8.20 – DAWE – 128-2020 – ECERT exchange for New Zealand moving to paperless … login required
17.8.20 – DAWE – 129-2020 – Service disruption: from 16:00 to 23:59 Sunday 23 August 2020 (AEST) – BICON … login required
17.8.20 – Recent Khapra Beetle interceptions in imported goods … read more
17.8.20 – ECERT exchange for New Zealand moving to paperless … read more
17.8.20 – DAWE – BMSB Update #1 … login required     BORDER   11.8.20 -ABF – Australian Customs Notice No. 2020/34 Precursor chemicals and drug regulation amendments … read more
11.8.20 – ABF – Application for Customs Broker Licences … read more
12.8.20 – ABF – TC Gazette 20/30 … read more     TRADE   14.8.20 – WTO Issues new report on how COVID-19 crisis may push up trade costs … read more
17.8.20 – CHAFTA documentation – Need to exercise caution … read more
17.8.20 – DFAT – Australia delivers humanitarian supplies to Beirut … read more     ANTI-DUMPING COMMISSION NOTICES – ADN   Anti-Dumping Notices 11th to 17th August 2020
2020/089 [pdf 745.47 KB]   Monthly Status Report – July 2020, 12/08/2020
2020/091 [pdf 138.69 KB]  A4 copy paper, Extension of time to publish SEF and Final Report, China, 17/08/2020     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    Continued Biosecurity Competency (CBC) – 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 – refer HERE   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   WISETECH ACADEMY e-Learning a pathway to advancing your potential … read more   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
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  Sydney – Entry Level – Warehouse Operations … read more Christian Merrigan, Branch Manager – Sydney
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