The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment have announced some minor changes to the 2021/22 BMSB seasonal measures through Industry Advice Notice 160/2021
The list of target risk countries will now include Poland in addition to target risk countries identified for the 2020-21 BMSB risk season. This now affects 37 countries with Japan having heightened vessel surveillance only.
Emerging risk countries for the 2021-22 BMSB risk season include Belarus, Malta, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Chile.
For the 2021-22 BMSB risk season, measures will apply to:
certain goods manufactured in, or shipped from target risk countries, and/or
vessels that berth at, load, or tranship from target risk countries
The measures apply to goods that have been shipped on/from 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive) .
Target high risk goods shipped between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive) require mandatory treatment.
The BMSB seasonal measures are available on the BMSB webpage
Freightnet International gains Australian Trusted Trader Status
Administered by Home Affairs with the Australian Border Force, Trusted Trader accredits Australian businesses with complaint trade practises and a secure supply chain. Australian Trusted Trader accreditation is a mark of distinction.
It signals that Freightnet International has been independently assessed and accredited against World Customs Organization standards. By being an Australian Trusted Trader accredited service provider, we offer our clients the assurance that we are complaint with the highest standards in the industry.
Australian Trusted Trader provides a suite of trade facilitation benefits for our business which in turn flows on to our customers. Some of the benefits are:
We now have a dedicated account manager which is a single point of contact between Freightnet and the ABF and Home Affairs. The account manager is there to assist us with supply chain and border clearance issues.
Priority Treatment of Goods at the Border
Trusted Traders are recognised as low risk and receive a lighter touch when importing goods at the border. This speeds up clearances and fast tracks cargo inspections.
We will now have access to priority service when requesting duty drawback, refunds and advice on tariff, valuation and origin through the National Trade Advice Centre.