Transport and Industry News
It is with great sadness that we wish to advise the closure of Shipair Pty Ltd and cessation of their services at the end of May 2017. Shipair has been a valuable service provider for 29 years and has assisted us since the beginning of our operations. This is a tremendous loss within our industry and within the local Western Australian community. We wish the team all the very best for their future endeavours. Please be advised that in light of this news, we have made the necessary changes to ensure business transitions as smoothly as possible over to a new provider.
GST on LVT
We would like to draw your attention to a recent article from Andrew Hudson, a respected lawyer from Rigby Cooke servicing clients in the freight forwarding and international trade industries. This article addresses the delayed implementation of the federal Government’s plan to impose GST on low value transactions (LVT). More here http://www.rigbycooke.com.au/latest/a-big-day-in-government-the-federal-budget-and-more-on-gst-on-lvts?utm_term=Read%20the%20full%20article%20%2526gt%3B%2526gt%3B&utm_campaign=Customs%20%2526%20Trade%20alert%3A%20A%20big%20day%20in%20Government%20%5Cu2013%20the%20Federal%20Budget%20and%20more%20on%20GST%20on%20LVTs&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-Customs%20%2526%20Trade%20alert%3A%20A%20big%20day%20in%20Government%20%5Cu2013%20the%20Federal%20Budget%20and%20more%20on%20GST%20on%20LVTs-_-Read%20the%20full%20article%20%2526gt%3B%2526gt%3B
Reminder Asbestos Requirements
We would again like to take the opportunity to remind our clients about the requirements for due diligence with regards to ensuring all imported goods are free from asbestos. Please note as an importer, you are responsible for ensuring your goods do not contain any asbestos or asbestos containing products. More information on the process can be found on the DIBP / Australian Border Force website here http://www.border.gov.au/Busi/cargo-support-trade-and-goods/importing-goods/prohibited-and-restricted/asbestos
Reminder ChAFTA requirements
With the increasing complexity of the free trade (FTA) agreement between China and Australia, there is an increasing importance to present correct and accurate information along with your import declaration to DIBP. You must in all instances ensure that your supplier provides a certificate of origin that is compliant with all legislative requirements under the agreement, otherwise it will be deemed invalid and general rates of duty must be applied. For more information on precisely what is require, please visit the ChAFTA page here http://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Free/China
Reminder – new packing declaration templates
We wish to remind all clients that as a result of the change in legislative requirements and as such, documentation format, we can no longer accept previous versions of the supplier/packer declarations. You must advise your suppliers of these changes as soon as possible and ensure they are using the currently acceptable template. For all DAWR documentation templates, please see here http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/arrival/clearance-inspection/documentary-requirements/templates
Reminder – delayed implementation of change to BICON case for wooden articles / timber and timber products
As per our previous advice, DAWR revised the BICON case for wooden articles. The changes can be found here, which are said to include a new manufacturers declaration and assurance. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/2017/34-2017
Fumigation Certificate Requirements
Please note that as a result of receiving invalid fumigation certificates lately, we wish to remind our clients on the importance of having a valid and accurate certificate issued by an approved treatment provider and in accordance with the correct standards and conditions outlined either in your permit or on BICON. More information on fumigation certificate requirements can be found here, by clicking on your treatment scheme and type http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/prepare/treatment-outside-australia
Transitainer Directors recent attendance at the CGLI conference
Our directors Kelly Crossley and Stephen Vassie recently attended the CGLI conference in Croatia. CGLI represents a strong network of International service providers and agents, which Transitainer WA are a signatory to. An advantage which allows us to provide the most competitive services in the industry to our valued clients. A notice from the CGLI
Bookings / customer service contacts
The level of we service we provide to our valuable clients is important to us and something we at Transitainer WA pride ourselves upon. In order for us to continue to provide this, we wish to ask our clients to advise our customer service staff as soon as an order has been placed with their supplier. This allows us to provide our clients with the added service on monitoring order availability with their suppliers, ensuring orders are shipped without delay and that shipments are routed to meet required in store deadlines and the most cost effective services are utilised. We thank you for your assistance.
PLEASE NOTE – due to an increase in congestion at certain load ports in China, Europe and South Africa, there is an expectation that some cargo may unfortunately be re-routed and delayed as a consequence. Whilst our team will do their very best to keep you informed, please note we have no control over the situation and in all instances, best to account for this in your schedule when ordering your goods.
Drafting documents for verification
As an added service to our clients, our team are experienced in ensuring that your documents are correct for border clearance and delivery purposes. Should you require us to verify your documents, please ask your suppliers to provide our staff, directly or indirectly, draft copies of your documentation for assessment. We can advise of any necessary changes that may be required sooner rather than later, which could help in avoiding heavy delays and subsequent costs upon arrival.
Lauren’s anniversary – 1 year
We wish to congratulate Lauren, our operations officer on completing her first year of service with Transitainer WA. Lauren is a valuable asset to our team and we look forward to her continued success and growth within our organisation.
To ensure you are informed, up to date and familiar with our team at Transtitainer WA, please find the below office structure.
Kelly Crossley – Director
Neil McLagan – Customs Broker / Consultant
Kelly Thomas – Customer Service Operator
Sarah Mullins – Operations / Customs Service Operator
Kylie Trantino – Transport Operator
Lauren Cowan – Operations
Neil McLagan and ‘Crossing For A Cause’
For those that may not be aware, Neil McLagan is embarking on a challenging venture in early 2018. Crossing For A Cause is a campaign initiated by Neil, where he has promised to ride his bicycle from Perth to Sydney, raising awareness for type 1 diabetes and funds for charity along the way. For more on Neil’s epic campaign and to support him, click here https://crossingforacauseat1djourney.wordpress.com/
Of course Transitainer WA has been an integral part in supporting Neil’s campaign. We are proudly sponsoring Neil and provided him with all the essential technology, including a GoPro camera, to help him along on his journey and gain exposure with his campaign. Expect to see some footage soon!!