FTA Weekly Report – NB The rising rates facing Exporters/Importers

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  Flinders Warehousing & Distribution is now biosecurity accredited under the Biosecurity Act 2015 with an Approved Arrangement (AA) … read more       THE WEEK IN REVIEW   STAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS – FTA / APSA engaged yesterday afternoon with industry and Victorian Government representatives – while no firm detail was provided in terms of implications of potential escalated COVID-19 restrictions, it was reiterated that freight and trade are likely to maintain continuity – please refer our notice from 15 July 2020.     COVID-19 REPORTING REQUIREMENT – The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has advised Biosecurity industry participants and food importers on the requirement to notify the department if any of their staff (or visitors to their premises) test positive for COVID-19 – refer HERE (FTA / APSA MEMBER LOGIN REQUIRED)     COVID-19 FINANCIAL RELIEF MEASURES – INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND AVIATION SECTOR – we were privileged yesterday to host Michael Byrne – International Freight Coordinator General in terms of the most recent developments as they relate to the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM). Access the recording and latest updates on SmartyGrants and new invoicing arrangements – refer HERE     DNATA – CHANGES TO THE APPLICATION OF EXPORT STORAGE – effective 17 August 2020, the changes to dnata’s current published tariff schedule including terms and conditions are as follows – refer HERE     ICS PERFORMANCE & BUSINESS CONTINUITY – the problem stems from the five-fold increase in sea cargo clearance requests through ICS, which was not designed to enable prioritisation. In the longer term this issue will be resolved by the delivery of the ICS Capability Uplift Project which will implement (among other things) prioritised throughput in the gateway – refer HERE     SEA CARGO RANSOM PAYMENT MODEL  – Qube Brisbane Port Empty Container Park has announced an increase of their container dehire booking fee to $51.50 (excl GST) per container effective 17 August 2020. It remains unbelievable that we have state and federal governments pointing to each other to take action, meanwhile the ‘money tap’ keeps getting opened whenever stevedores and empty container parks require more revenue. 

Transport operator falls off his chair – refer HERE     HUTCHISON INCREASE FEES – effective yesterday 27 July 2020, the Infrastructure Surcharge (now more appropriately referred to as a Terminal Access Charge) administered by Hutchison Ports increased by 90% ($50 to $94.78) payable for all containers delivered to / from their Brisbane terminal – refer HERE (FTA / APSA MEMBER LOGIN REQUIRED)

A full list of Infrastructure Surcharges administered by all stevedores nationally is available HERE (FTA / APSA MEMBER LOGIN REQUIRED)     ADVOCACY INFRASTRUCTURE SURCHARGES – we have achieved the following opportunities to address our concerns at a Federal Government level.  3pm, 30 July 2020 – presentation 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”. 11.30am, 31 July 2020 – dedicated teleconference with the Deputy Prime Minister 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     VICTORIAN FREIGHT RAIL DEVELOPMENTS – positive to see continued investment by the Victorian government and industry to boost rail mode share in the state, for the benefit of exporters and importers.- refer HERE     FEATURE ARTICLE – WINTER 2020 ACROSS BORDERS 
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As highlighted in our feature article in the Winter 2020 edition of Across Borders, the strategic location of this site allows ACFS to adjoin with the Maersk Empty depot, Port Rail link, and SCT facilities and services … read more     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 21st to 27th July 2020 … read more Shipping Line Notices 21st to 27th July 2020 … read more     LOGISTICS   22.7.20 – DNATA Melbourne staff member positive to COVID-19  … read more
23.7.20 – Victorian freight rail developments … read more
24.7.20 – Infrastructure surcharges continue to escalate at staggering rates … login required
27.7.20 – FTA / APSA Advocacy – Infrastructure surcharges continue to escalate at staggering rates … login required
27.7.20 – Port of Melbourne container logistics chain study … read more     AIRFREIGHT   22.7.20 – IATA Airlines financial monitor July 2020 .. read more
23.7.20 – IATA – State of the Region: Asia Pacific July 2020 … read more
24.7.20 – IATA – Regional Briefing: Asia Pacific July 2020 … read more
27.7.20 – IATA – Cost of pandemic for airlines becomes more visible … read more     INTERNATIONAL   24.7.20 – NZ Customs Release 572 … login required     BIOSECURITY   21.7.20 – DAWE – Animal biosecurity advice 2020-A04 – Draft import risk review for Psittacine birds from all countries … login required
22.7.20 – DAWE – 2020-46 – Authorised officer program – changes to the poant export authorised officer application, training, assessment and appointment process … login required
22.7.20 – DAWE – Taiwan: Australia-Taiwan organic equivalency arrangement – Additional information (2020-06) … login required 23.7.20 – DAWE – 119-2020 – 2020-21 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) safeguarding arrangements scheme … login required
24.7.20 – DAWE – MAA 2020-11: Canada fishH: Frozen, in-shell, farmed abalone … login required
24.7.20 – DAWE – 120-2020 – Notification of COVID-19 cases … login required     BORDER   23.7.20 – TC Gazette 20/27 … read more
24.7.20 – Update – Importation of Hygiene and Medical Goods … read more
27.7.20 – FTA / APSA Advocacy – ICS performance and remedial action … read more     TRADE   21,7,20 – DG AZEVÊDO: “Decisions made at the WTO will matter” for economic recovery from COVID-19 crisis … read more
26.7.20 – WTO report shows members moving to facilitate imports even as trade restrictions remain high … read more
27.7.20 – DFAT – More Australian wine set for Canadian shelves … read more
27.7.20 – ABF – ACN NO. 2020-12 Amendments to schedule 4 of the Customs Tariff Act 1995 Item 1 by-law … read more     ANTI-DUMPING COMMISSION NOTICES – ADN   Anti-Dumping Notices 21st to 27th July 2020 2020/083 [pdf 27.3 KB]  Case 529 Hollow structural sections, Extension of time to publish SEF and Final Report, China, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, 24/07/2020 2020/081 [pdf 168.65 KB]  Case 563 Steel reinforcing bar, Initiation of a review of measures, China, 22/07/2020 2020/077 [pdf 151.73 KB]  Case 562 Rod in coil, Initiation of a Continuation Inquiry, China, 27/07/20 2020/080 [pdf 171.72 KB]  Case 564 Rod in coil, Initiation of a Review of Measures, China, 27/07/20 2020/084 [pdf 292.87 KB]  EX0079 Hollow structural sections, Initiation of an Exemption Inquiry, China, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, 27/07/2020 2020/079 [pdf 195.1 KB] Case 553 Painted steel strapping, Day 60 Status Report, China, Vietnam, 27/07/20     BUSINESS SALES / OFFICE LEASE   THREE MONTHS FREE RENT – 75SQM OFFICE SPACE
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Optimise your Influence and Impact at Work – further detail and registration … 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

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