Starting the 1st of January 2020 the Department of Agriculture, as part of larger service fee increases, will increase the Full Import Declaration fee currently charged on formal Customs declarations lodged as of this date.
Seasonal measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB): Season 2019-20 Dear Valued Customer, We would like to advise you that the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has updated their guidelines and instructions covering mandatory pre-shipment fumigation requirements to protect against Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) over the 2019/2020 high risk season. New seasonal measures will apply for goods shipped into Australia on or between 1 September 2019 and 31 May 2020 inclusive. Please visit http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs for further detailed information. Please also contact your ECS Project Logistics representative should you have any further questions.
As of the 1st October 2018, amendments to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) law will commence under the HVNL (Heavy Vehicle National Law). These changes will align the existing laws more closely with workplace health and safety provisions. Under the new legislative regime, ALL parties in the chain will have a duty to eliminate or reduce risks, “so far as is reasonably practicable”, to ensure the safety of any transport tasks. In short, these changes affect ALL of us. If you or your business send or receive goods using a Heavy Vehicle with a gross mass of more than 4.5 tonnes, you become part of the supply chain. ECS Project Logistics prides itself on maintaining a high level of compliance and professionalism, therefore to further continue our commitment and efforts, we have included CoR information leaflets and fact sheets regarding roles and responsibilities for you to read and familiarise yourself with. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact ECS