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The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ( the department) has just informed industry participants that the new LCL/ FAK container process was implemented from Tuesday 9 October 2018.

All LCL/FAK containers shipped from France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Russia, and the United States of America will be held by the department under biosecurity control at the wharf.

This is regardless of whether they contain target high risk, target risk or all other goods. The profile the department will use, is the same as the one used to manage containers from Giant African Snail (GAS) countries and will occur as a mandatory measure in Australian Border Force Integrated Cargo System (ICS).

More information can be found on the department webpage Management of LCL and FAK containers during the BMSB season , for goods shipped from both target and non-target risk countries between 1 September and 30 April inclusive.

Of course our team at Transitainer will do what we can to provide advice to our customers who may have goods subject to a hold under these new provisions, but please do expect that there may be a potential for unavoidable delays.

For more information, please contact our Customs Broker Neil McLagan 08 9350 5173.