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It took years of experience and education to gain my qualifications as a licensed Customs Broker. Not only do I need to make sure that your goods are compliant with several regulatory government departments, but I also need to ensure that you as an importer are as...

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New Fumigation Regulations in China

To our valued customers, please note a recent message from our agents in China.   “Please note, for all shipments exported from Shenzhen ports (i.e. YANTIAN/SHEKOU) which require fumigation, all containers must be fumigated at the fumigation site and are...

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Why Our Borders Matter!

Importing goods from overseas may seem like a costly, complicated and stressful process, especially in terms of compliance. Bringing goods into the country requires risk assessment, especially if those goods have never been imported before. Between Australian Border...

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UPDATE! Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Season 2019-2020

Following on from our most recent post regarding the 2019-2020 BMSB season, please note that the new upcoming seasonal measures have been posted. In summary, the new season changes are as follows (but not limited to): Several additional high risk countries have been...

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China Treatment Provider Certificates

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) continues to recognise GACC as the only issuing body for methyl bromide fumigation certificates from China. In response to a number of fraudulent certificates having been provided from various Chinese entities,...

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Energy Corporation Fined For Asbestos Importation

A large multinational company has been convicted in WA’s District Court for inadvertently importing asbestos into Australia between 2012 and 2013, resulting in fines of $175,000 plus court costs. The Australian Border Force (ABF) is hailing the conviction as a...

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Highly Processed Wooden Articles

  Did you know that the Department of Agriculture introduced some time ago, special provisions for goods that are considered as highly processed wooden articles? Highly processed wooden articles are goods which due to their nature are deemed much less of a...

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Online Documentation Suite – Available Now!

Did you know that we have a complete list of documentation templates available online? We understand that in today’s modern international trading environment, time is precious and as most correspondence is now dealt with over email and the internet, having...

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Asbestos – The Requirements!

Who does this notice effect? All Australian Importers and/or Transitainer WA customers What has changed? The way in which we can receive your asbestos free goods due diligence assurance What is the definition of Asbestos? The Customs (Prohibited Import) Regulations...

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Season 2019-2020

  The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has released it’s proposed measures for the upcoming 2019-2020 season, which spans from September 1st – April 30th inclusive. Sadly this pest has now spread around the globe and is well...

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