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EFT REPORT DELAYED - WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY 2015

Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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The EFT Report for today (Wednesday 28 January 2015) is not likely to be available until approximately 15:45 AEDT.

Customs and Border Protection apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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JAPEA

By Donna Cummins  |  Thursday, 22 January 2015
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The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service is hosting information sessions on how to access preferential tariff treatment under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA). The session will provide an overview of the rules of origin chapter of JAEPA.

The information sessions are accredited for licensed customs brokers as part of the continuing professional development scheme. Brokers attending will gain three points towards the Professional Brokerage Skills stream.

Session locations and February 2015 dates: Melbourne 2 February, Sydney 3 February, Brisbane 4 February, Adelaide 5 February (JAEPA and KAFTA), Perth 6 February.

To register, email FTAeducation@customs.gov.au with your name, contact details and session preference.

 

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JAEPA Information Sessions

Thursday, 22 January 2015
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RENEWAL OF CUSTOMS BROKER LICENCES - 2015

Wednesday, 21 January 2015
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ICS status: Fully Functional
All customs broker licences will expire on 30 June 2015. In April 2015, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will send an "Application for Renewal of Customs Brokers Licence" package to each customs broker.
To ensure that the renewal package is sent to the correct postal address, customs brokers should check, by no later than mid-March 2015, that their contact details in the Integrated Cargo System (ICS) are up to date.
Failure to renew a customs broker licence by close of business 29 June 2015, will result in the licence expiring.

More information is available in ACBPN 2015/01 or you may contact Broker Licensing on (02) 6275 5784 or
brokers.licensing@customs.gov.au.

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Info sessions - Japan-Australia Economic Partnership

Tuesday, 13 January 2015
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The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) is hosting information sessions on how to access preferential tariff treatment under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA). The session will provide an overview of the rules of origin chapter of JAEPA.

The information sessions are accredited for licensed customs brokers as part of the continuing professional development scheme. Brokers attending will gain three points towards the Professional Brokerage Skills stream.

Session locations and February 2015 dates: Melbourne 2 February, Sydney 3 February, Brisbane 4 February, Adelaide 5 February (JAEPA and KAFTA), Perth 6 February.

To register, email FTAeducation@customs.gov.au with your name, contact details and session preference.

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Info sessions - Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agree

Tuesday, 13 January 2015
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INFO SESSION ON THE JAPAN-AUSTRALIA ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGMT

Tuesday, 13 January 2015
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ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE JAPAN-AUSTRALIA ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Monday, 22 December 2014
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Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has announced that Australia's Free Trade Agreement with Japan will enter into force on 15 January 2015.
Information regarding the Agreement is available on the ACBPS website at:
http://www.customs.gov.au/site/japan-australia-agreement.asp

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CHANGES TO THE PREFERENCE RULE TYPE FOR THE KOREA-AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE

Monday, 22 December 2014
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From 23 December 2014 please use the below rules when entering the preference rule type for the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement. This reflects the data elements under the Agreement for a Certificate of Origin.

Rule Type Description of Origin Criteria
PE Produced entirely from originating materials
PSR Product specific rules
WO Wholly obtained goods

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CHANGES TO THE DESCRIPTION FOR PREFERENCE RULE TYPES PE AND PSR- 23 DE

Monday, 22 December 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
Please note that from 23 December 2014 the following changes to the descriptions for the PE and PSR preference rule types in ICS.

PE now has the description of Produced exclusively from originating materials.
PSR now has the description of Product specific rule of origin

These preference rules can still be used when claiming preference under AANZFTA; however these rules can now be used to claim preference under other FTAs.

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New ACBPS traveller app - Can I bring it back?

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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New ACBPS traveller app - Can I bring it back?
 
We would like to share with you the new Customs and Border Protection Traveller Guide web app 'Can I bring it back?' released to the public yesterday.

It can be found at www.customs.gov.au/canibringitback (on the Customs and Border Protection website under Travellers and private individuals/Going through the border/Can I bring it back?).

Web app 'Can I bring it back?' makes it quick and easy for travellers to find out what they can and can't bring back into Australia. It features more than 40 prohibited and restricted items our Officers routinely take from travellers when they return to Australia from holidays, including a range of items commonly found for sale in Asia/Pacific tourist spots.

Can I bring it back?

The information in Can I bring it back? has been presented in a new and innovative way by using images and icons, with less reliance on text. This first stage Web App version also allows users to download the full 'Can I bring it back?' content as a PDF (so users can use it in locations where there is no Wi-Fi).

We would really appreciate your feedback on the web app (you can submit feedback via the feedback button on the web app itself).

In early 2015 we will be using feedback received to make any improvements to the web app and then progressing to development of mobile apps for smartphones and tablets (Android, IOS and Windows).

You are welcome to share this message with your staff and to include the link in your company or organisation's newsletter and/or on your website if you feel it is relevant.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email industry.engagement@customs.gov.au

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New ACBPS traveller app - Can I bring it back?

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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New ACBPS traveller app - Can I bring it back?
 
We would like to share with you the new Customs and Border Protection Traveller Guide web app 'Can I bring it back?' released to the public yesterday. Delivery of the Web App was one of our commitments to Industry at the Industry Summit in August 2014.

It can be found at www.customs.gov.au/canibringitback (on the Customs and Border Protection website under Travellers and private individuals/Going through the border/Can I bring it back?).

Web app 'Can I bring it back?' makes it quick and easy for travellers to find out what they can and can't bring back into Australia. It features more than 40 prohibited and restricted items our Officers routinely take from travellers when they return to Australia from holidays, including a range of items commonly found for sale in Asia/Pacific tourist spots.

Can I bring it back?

The information in Can I bring it back? has been presented in a new and innovative way by using images and icons, with less reliance on text. This first stage Web App version also allows users to download the full 'Can I bring it back?' content as a PDF (so users can use it in locations where there is no Wi-Fi).

We would really appreciate your feedback on the web app (you can submit feedback via the feedback button on the web app itself).

In early 2015 we will be using feedback received to make any improvements to the web app and then progressing to development of mobile apps for smartphones and tablets (Android, IOS and Windows).

You are welcome to share this message with your staff and to include the link in your company or organisation's newsletter if you feel it is relevant.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email industry.engagement@customs.gov.au

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ICS update - Fully functional

Friday, 5 December 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
The Integrated Cargo System (ICS) release deployed on Wednesday 10 September 2014 to introduce electronic Unaccompanied Personal Effects (UPE) declarations resulted in the ICS incorrectly calculating Goods and Services Tax (GST) amounts on some import declarations. Declarations lodged in the ICS between Wednesday 10 September 2014 and Friday 10 October 2014 (31 days) were potentially affected by the error.
More information on the this problem can be found on the Cargo Support home page at:
http://www.cargosupport.gov.au/

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ICS PROCESSING DELAYS THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
Please be advised that the ICS is currently experiencing very high message processing rates. As at 15:40 AEDT users can expect delays of up to 45 minutes for some response messages.

Customs and Border Protection apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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1 JANUARY 2015 STATISTICAL CODE AND PHASING RATE CHANGES

Thursday, 4 December 2014
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has advised changes to statistical codes in the Customs Tariff Working pages, from 1 January 2015, for tariff subheadings 7227.90.90, 7228.70.00, 7308.90.00, 7312.10.00 and 7312.90.00.
The duty rates applying to certain TCF goods in chapters 39, 40, 42, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63 and 96 of Schedule 3 in the Customs Tariff will phase from 10% to 5% on 1 January 2015. The Developing Country rates for these goods will phase from 5% to Free.

Phasing duty rates listed in Schedules 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the Customs Tariff will also take effect on 1 January 2015.
More details can be found at:

http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/ACNChangesfor1Jan2015final.pdf

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ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE KOREA-AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT - 12 DECE

Thursday, 4 December 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has announced that Australia's Free Trade Agreement with South Korea will enter into force on 12 December 2014.

Information regarding the Agreement including 'Instructions and Guidelines' is available on the ACBPS website at:
http://www.customs.gov.au/site/Korea-Australia-free-trade-agreement.asp

When the Australian Customs and Border Protection Notice detailing the arrangements for claiming preference under KAFTA is available this message will be updated with a link to that document.

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Border News

Tuesday, 2 December 2014
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As part of our committment and ongoing partnership with industry, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, and more broadly the Department of Immigration and Border Protection Portfolio welcomes you to our first edition of the Border News. This newsletter includes the following topics:
 

Message from the Secretary and Chief Executive Officer

 
What's Hot?
 
Blue Print for Integration released
Trusted Trader Programme takes shape
Help us cut red tape at the border
Future Traveller System Reform
Joint Review of Border Fees, Charges and Taxes
 
What's New?
 
New National SecurityArrangements at Airports
Foreign Fighters legislation changes passenger reporting requirements
New Ebola Border Measures
Lodging Skilled Migration Applications
Post Implementation Review of Organised Crime Act
Korea-Australiam Free Trade Agreement Information Sessions
A new webpage - Working with Industry
 
Be Aware
 
Can I bring it back? Web App
Infringement Notice Scheme
What is SIP and ICE?
Concealments and Updates
 
Click here to read Border News

We welcome feedback on this initiative, including content and format. Please email industry.engagement@customs.gov.au with your ideas.

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POWER OUTAGE - SYDNEY CUSTOMS HOUSE - 5-7 DECEMBER 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
There will be a total power outage at Sydney Customs House from 20:00 AEDT Friday 5 December until 17:00 AEDT Sunday 7 December. The Customs Information and Support Centre will implement contingency arrangements during this period. There is not expected to be an impact on the ICS, e-mail and telephone services during this time.

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NATIONAL CLIENT SERVICE COUNTERS CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
Client Service counters in all regions will be closed on the following dates over the Christmas, New Year period:

Thursday 25th December: Christmas Day
Friday 26th December: Boxing Day
Monday 29th December: APS Public Holiday
Thursday 1st January 2015: New Year's Day

Note: Client Service counters where Client Services and Department of Agriculture are co-located (NSW, VIC, QLD and TAS) will provide staff from both agencies on all days that the counters are open during this period.

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ICS update - Fully functional

Monday, 1 December 2014
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - NEW ILLEGAL LOGGING LAWS NOW APPLY

As of 30 November 2014, importers of certain timber and timber products (including specific wood products, pulp, paper and furniture products) need to undertake due diligence and, if necessary, mitigate the risk the products they are importing has been illegally logged. For further information about these requirements please see agriculture.gov.au/illegallogging

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