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SPONSOR OF THE WEEK     Flinders Warehousing & Distribution is now biosecurity accredited under the Biosecurity Act 2015 with an Approved Arrangement (AA)

BIOSECURITY ACCREDITATION   /   SERVICES       BREAKING NEWS   SALTA PROPERTIES – MORE FREIGHT ON TRAINS IN MELBOURNE’S SOUTHEAST – The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments are making rail freight cheaper for businesses and taking trucks off suburban roads, thanks to a $28 million investment in direct rail freight between the Port of Melbourne and Dandenong South. A new track connecting the main rail line with Dandenong South-based Salta Properties freight hub will bust congestion in Melbourne’s growing south east region – refer HERE   THE WEEK IN REVIEW   FEATURE ARTICLE – WINTER 2020 ACROSS BORDERS 
Future-proofing South Australia’s port and freight infrastructure
  We were privileged to receive a commentary from STEWART LAMMIN, Chief Executive Officer, Flinders Port Holdings in our Winter 2020 edition of Across Borders.   At the start of 2020 Flinders Port Holdings and the state of South Australia were gearing up for a crucial year in infrastructure planning and development. The State’s infrastructure body, Infrastructure SA, were due to publish South Australia’s first state-wide 20-year infrastructure strategy, while we at Flinders Port Holdings would be completing the company’s 50-year masterplan. But quickly, priorities changed. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses and governments alike to pause long-term planning and instead focus on the now.     EMPTY CONTAINER PARKS – NEED FOR SERIOUS REFORM – Operational conditions are at breaking point in NSW with a surplus of imports over exports in recent months leading to Empty Container Park (ECP) congestion.Escalation of shipping line managed re-directions is causing chaos for transport operators with costs generally being passed through the supply chain. Rubbing salt into the wounds, we are experiencing the avoidance of relief from shipping lines on container detention dehire fees (despite the fact that many shipping lines have not evacuated empty containers to ease congestion) and multiple ECPs (nationally) taking the ‘soft’ option of rapidly, and in quick succession, increasing container dehire booking fees – refer HERE     FREE WEBINAR TOMORROW – DEMYSTIFYING DUMPING – A GUIDE FOR AUSTRALIAN EXPORTERS  
Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA), the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) and the Australian China Business Council Victoria (ACBC Vic) are delighted to offer this webinar to all of industry – register HERE

Accredited for 3 customs broker CPD Points in Stream A (FTA117) – refer HERE     VICTORIAN STAGE 4 – HIGH RISK COVID SAFE PLANS – confirmation from Freight Victoria that a high risk COVID safe plan is required for all warehouses/distribution centres regardless of the number of people involved in operations (this is contrary to previous advice being that this requirement does not apply in circumstances with less than 5 staff) – refer HERE

Update 11 – Victorian State of Disaster – High risk COVID safe plan update … read more     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).       COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELLING INFORMATION STANDARDS – Please refer to correspondence received from the Hon David Littleproud MP in terms Country of Origin Labelling Information Standards. Consultation is now open for publication consultation until 11 September 2020 and includes an online survey and a submission process – refer HERE     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 czalai@ftalliance.com.au for further details     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 June 2020 … read more Flinders Ports Trade Statistics July 2020 … read more Fremantle Ports Trade Statistics July 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 18th to 24th August 2020 … read more Shipping Line Notices 18th to 24th August 2020 … read more     LOGISTICS   19.8.20 – Snowy 2.0 tunnel boring machine arrives at Port Kembla … read more
19.8.20 – HÖEGH TRACER RO-RO call a new horizon for Port of Newcastle trade opportunities … read more
21.8.20 – Empty container parks – Need for serious reform … read more
21.8.20 – Report shows Port of Newcastle an economic powerhouse for NSW and Australia … read more
21.8.20 – CTAA – Empty container management … read more       AIRFREIGHT   24.8.20 – IATA July 2020 Survey airline business confidence index … read more
24.8.20 – IATA – COVID-19 lowers airline credit ratings and raises the cost of debt … read more     INTERNATIONAL   21.8.20 – NZ Customs Release 576 … login required     BIOSECURITY   18.8.20 – DAWE – 2020-55 – Business systems program – Removal of paper export certificates to New Zealand … login required
19.8.20 – 2020-21 BMSB Season – Newsletter #1 … read more
21.8.20 – Amendment of profile – 0904: Pepper of the genus piper–crushed or ground or whole & dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus capsicum or pimenta … read more
21.8.20 – DAWE – 2020-56 – Plant export operations – Nationally harmonised framework for managing biosecurity treatments … login required
24.8.20 – Country of Origin labelling information standards. … read more
24.8.20 – DAWE – IFN 05-20 – Imported food inspection scheme (IFIS) Importer declaration forms updates … login required
24.8.20 – DAWE – 131-2020 – Amendment of profile for tariff 0904: Pepper of the genus piper – Crushed or ground or whole and dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus capsicum or pimenta … login required
24.8.20 – DAWE – 2020-04 – COVID-19 – Notifying the Department of positive COVID-19 cases at establishments preparing and/or storing food and other goods (Non-prescribed goods) for export … login required
24.8.20 – DAWE – 2020-05 – Avian influenza – Affected export certification and country import restrictions date of issue: 24 August 2020 … login required
24.8.20 – DAWE – 132-2020 – COLS compatibility issues when using google chrome … login required
248.20 – DAWE – Psittacine review – Webinar … login required     BORDER   18.8.20 – ABF – Trio arrested as authorities make large-scale drug seizure off NSW coast … read more
19.8.20 – ABF TC Gazette 20/31 … read more
24.8.20 – AFP – Malaysian man faces Perth court over meth found in handbags … read more
24.8.20 – WTO – Goods barometer confirms steep drop in trade but hints at nascent recovery … read more
24.8.20 – Australian Customs Notice No. 2020/37 Objectionable goods ‘Advocating the doing of a terrorist act’ .. read more     TRADE   21.8.20 – WTO – COVID-19: Impact, challenges, lessons learned and way forward … read more     ANTI-DUMPING COMMISSION NOTICES – ADN   Anti-Dumping Notices 18th to 24th August 2020
2020/095 [pdf 226.92 KB]  Case 516 , Hot dip galvanised steel angle, Extension of time to publish Final Report, China, 18/08/2020
2020/093 [pdf 467.22 KB]  Ammonium nitrate, Initiation of a Continuation Inquiry, Russia, 20/08/2020

18.8.20 – Free webinar – Demystifying dumping – A guide for Australian exporters … read more     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   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
  Sydney – Customer Service … 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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