Freight Forwarding News & Insights
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From 1 July 2018, GST will be payable on low value goods (AUD1,000 and under) supplied by overseas retailers to Australian consumers. Under these changes, the Government will use the vendor collection model for collecting goods and services tax, where vendors (including online stores) will collect the GST on low value imported goods at the time of
Many of the discussions I have in the course of my work are around the different perspectives businesses have on how best to approach supply chain optimisation. It all comes back to where their business sits in terms of logistics maturity.
Happy New Year and of course, Happy Chinese New Year 2018! China’s most important festival, also known as Spring Festival will be here before you know it. Most businesses in China and Hong Kong (as well as many other Asian nations) close for a week and sometimes longer in order for staff to travel to be with their families for the celebrations. This can cause delays in obtaining Customs Clearance documentation for Australian businesses importing cargo from China and elsewhere in the region.
We’d like to take this opportunity to offer our thanks to all our clients, partners and agents for yet another wonderful year. This year we celebrated our 20th year of operations in international freight forwarding and customs broking and it has given us the opportunity to look back and reflect.
We wrote in August 2015 advising of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ intention to renew its emphasis on ensuring that importers of timber and timber products complied with the Illegal Logging Act 2012 and the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012, by instituting a system of audits. These regulations aim to reduce the impact of illegal logging on the environment by requiring due diligence in order to reduce the theft, laundering and trade of
It’s that time of year again – Peak Season and I thought I’d share some of the tips and strategies we use at Magellan to get through it.
The world of supply chains and logistics is often volatile and turbulent. Keeping everything running smoothly has never been more challenging. Nor has it been more important to de-risk your supply chain
Adverse weather in India and USA is affecting freight movements. Mumbai and other cities in the west coast of India have been experiencing heavy rainfall for the last week. Since this morning, rain has intensified and caused flooding in most parts of Mumbai. The regional meteorological department is predicting the heavy rains and flooding to continue to worsen over the next few days.
As of the 11th of September the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has increased the allowable time between treatment and export from 21 days to six calendar months for treated manufactured wooden articles. As a result, DAWR will now require an additional declaration for manufactured wooden articles that have been treated offshore by heat, fumigation or irradiation methods depending upon how they have been stored after their treatment.
Further to our advice in April of DP World’s introduction of a Port Infrastructure Surcharge, we have now received advice from Patrick of their intention to also apply a surcharge. Patrick is the other major container terminal operator in Australia. Whilst the amount is not exactly the same as DP World applied, it is of a similar magnitude and will be applied on all containers (export and import) passing through their terminals in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle.
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