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Do you feel important?

Do you consider where your company sits in terms of the importance your logistics partner places on your business? What about their collaboration with you and your people? Do you feel your business needs are well understood? And do their services and operational expertise meet your needs? Or does it feel like an awkward fit and you’re always having to explain yourself?

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Australian Trusted Trader: New Benefits

As the Australian Trusted Trader program introduces more and more features, the new benefits of accreditation become clearer. That’s why we sought and attained Australian Trusted Trader accreditation.

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BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG (BMSB) – NEW SEASONAL MEASURES

The Department of Agriculture has finalised its seasonal Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) measures for the 2019-20 BMSB risk season.

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TPP11 starts December 30 – what it means for you?

The TPP11 comes into force for the initial six ratifying countries on 30 December 2018 immediately lowering the 5% tariff on most goods from Mexico and Canada and providing tariff relief by eliminating 98% of tariffs in the TPP11 region with the goal that by the end of 2021 the majority of products will be duty-free under the agreement.

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Magellan Logistics is now an Australian Trusted Trader

Supply chains today are incredibly complex. The need for trust and confidence between the people and organisations involved has never been more important. That’s why we sought and attained Australian Trusted Trader accreditation.

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New packing declarations for bamboo – 1 July 2018

The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 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.

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Chinese New Year 2018 – Plan Ahead

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.

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Illegal Logging – Back on the Agenda

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

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs – shipping lines on notice

It’s that time of year again.  The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is spreading throughout Europe and Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is now monitoring all cargo originating in Europe.

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SERVICE TAX ON CARGO LANDED IN INDIA ON / AFTER 22 JAN 2017

It appears that a significant service tax (4.5%) is to be levied by the Indian Ministry of Finance for all cargoes landed in India on or after 22 January 2017. The tax is to be collected by the foreign-owned shipping lines, who have already attempted to start collecting the tax from Australian exporters. Up until recently an exemption was given on pre-paid ocean freight.

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