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New packing declarations for bamboo – 1 July 2018

In Customs Posted March 8, 2018 at 11:31 am
By Duncan Graham

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The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the Department) has again changed the format of packing declarations as a result of bamboo being classified as an acceptable packaging material.

Bamboo packaging is now acceptable provided it is treated by an approved method prior to export or on arrival and does not need to be declared as unacceptable packaging.

This change will apply to annual packing declarations. Any annual packaging declarations completed using the old format will need to be completed using the new format.

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The department will continue to accept packing declarations that are in the current format for consignments shipped on or before 30 June 2018.

All consignments shipped on or after 1 July 2018, must be accompanied by a packaging declaration that meets the revised requirements see below. You can download a new Packing Declaration form here.

Other updated templates are also now available on the DAWRs webpage.


To avoid delays or other, potentially costly intervention by the Department, encourage your suppliers and clients to start using the new templates as soon as possible.

At Magellan, we have your back when it comes to all customs and international freight matters. Get in touch with me if you have any questions about compliance with the new packing declaration requirements on 1300 651 888 or email me at alex@maglog.com.au


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