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GST REPORT DATA UNAVAILABLE

Friday, 22 May 2015
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ICS status: Functionality problems
ICS status: Functionality problems
Please be advised that there is currently a problem with obtaining GST data through the ICS. Industry clients are unable to obtain their Deferred GST data through the reporting options of the ICS.

The issue is expected to be resolved by 14:00 AEST Saturday 23 May 2015.

The ACBPS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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BROKER LICENCING LODGEMENT AND PAYMENT ISSUES

Friday, 22 May 2015
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
If there are any clients that still have concerns or issues about their Lodge, Amend or Payment rights in the ICS they should contact CI&SC at: cargosupport@customs.gov.au or telephone number 1300 558 099.
ACBPS apologises for any confusion or inconvenience caused by this process.

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ICS update - Fully functional

Thursday, 21 May 2015
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ICS status: Fully Functional All parties affected by the 2015 Broker Licencing update issue have been identified and have had their application rights restored or a workaround identified. Any clients that have concerns about their access should contact CI & SC at http://cargosupport@customs.gov.au or telephone number 1300 558 099. ACBPS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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BROKER LICENCING ACCESS ISSUE

Thursday, 21 May 2015
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ICS status - Functionality problems

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
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ICS status: Functionality problems
ICS status: Functionality problems
Further to the posting of this morning in regard to functionality problems with the lodement, amendment and payment of FIDs a solution has been identified and all potential affected clients identified. While this solution is implememented a workaround has also been identified for affected clients. All known affected clients will be contacted directly. Any clients affected by this problem that have not yet contacted CI & SC should do so on cargosupport@customs.gov.au or telephone number 1300 558 099 and the workaround will be put in place for them as soon as possible. ACBPS apologises for any inconvenience during this time.

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ICS status - Functionality problems

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
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ICS status: Functionality problems
ICS status: Functionality problems
Some users of the ICS have reported problems with the lodgement, amendment and payment of FIDs. This problem is being investigated as a priority. Users will be informed of any developments towards the resolution of this problem. The ACBPS apologises for any inconvenience at this time.

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CUSTOMS TYPE 3 DIGITAL CERTIFICATE REPLACEMENT FINAL NOTICE

Friday, 15 May 2015
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
The existing Type 3 digital certificate (i.e. the public key) used by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will be replaced on Wednesday 17 June 2015. The new public key will now be issued under the name DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION in preparation for the 1 July 2015 merger between Australian Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. This means that users who send messages to the Integrated Cargo System (in both Industry Test and Production), using electronic data interchange (EDI) software, need to rollover to the new DIBP digital certificate.

View the advice at:

http://www.cargosupport.gov.au/notices/acca/documents/ACCA_2015_03.pdf

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ACCA 2015/02 - ACBPS TYPE 3 DIGITAL CERTIFICATE REPLACEMENT

Wednesday, 6 May 2015
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
The existing Type 3 digital certificate (i.e. the public key) used by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will be replaced soon, and Customs and Border Protection will be "rolling over" to a newly issued certificate on Wednesday 17 June 2015. The new public key will now be issued under the name DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION in preparation for the 1 July 2015 merger between Australian Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. This means that users who send messages to the Integrated Cargo System (in both Industry Test and Production), using electronic data interchange (EDI) software, need to rollover to the new DIBP digital certificate.
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ICS RELEASE NOTES 15.4.01

Tuesday, 21 April 2015
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS release 15.4.01 will be promoted into Production on Wednesday morning 3 June 2015. Please see the External Release Notes at the following link:

http://www.cargosupport.gov.au/site/page5817.asp

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Tariff Update

By The Tariff Team  |  Thursday, 2 April 2015
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New draft Tariff Classification Guide.

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REMINDER - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ICS OUTAGE SUNDAY- 5 APRIL 2015

Thursday, 2 April 2015
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
Please be advised that the ICS will be unavailable for a 4 hour period on Sunday 5 April. The outage is necessary to adjust the time as Daylight Savings ends.

The outage period will be from 01:00 AEDT until 04:00 AEST. EDI and Customs Interactive (CI) will be unavailable during the system outage.

Industry clients should make arrangements to have cargo cleared outside of these hours.

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EFT REPORT DELAYED - WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL 2015

Wednesday, 1 April 2015
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
The EFT Report for today (Wednesday 1 April 2015) is not likely to be available until approximately 16:00 AEDT.

Customs and Border Protection apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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New Customs Regulations

Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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Commencement of the new Customs Regulation 2015 and Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015

 

The Customs Regulation 2015 and Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015 take effect from 1 April 2015. These regulations remake the Customs Regulations 1926, which sunset on the same date.

 

Further information about this change can be found within ACN 2015/14. The ACN includes links to the new regulations as well as to explanatory statements and finding tables to assist you to become familiar with the new format. It also contains details about transition provisions and changes to be aware of when applying for refunds.

Enquiries about the introduction of the new regulations can be made to
regulationsreview@customs.gov.au

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1 APRIL 2015 - PHASING DUTY RATES FOR JAEPA

Thursday, 26 March 2015
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
On 1 April 2015, phasing duty rates for the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement as listed in Schedule 11 of the Customs Tariff Act 1995 will take effect.

More details can be found at:

http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/ACNChangesforApril2015final.pdf

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New Customs Regulations 2015

Thursday, 26 March 2015
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Customs Regulation 2015 and the Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015

 
 

On 1 April 2015, the Customs Regulation 2015 and the Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015 (new regulations) will take effect. These regulations remake the Customs Regulations 1926 (1926 Regulations), which sunset on the same date under the operation of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.  More detailed information will be made available through an Australian Customs and Border Protection Notice (ACBPN) which will be released once the instruments are made and registered on the comlaw website (www.comlaw.gov.au). A fact sheet on refunds will also be made available at that time.

 

The ACBPN will provide more detail on the effects of these new regulations but it is important to note that each has detailed transitional provisions to ensure that things done under the 1926 Regulations, before those regulations were repealed, will continue to have effect (if there is a corresponding provision in the new regulation) as if it had been done under the new regulations.  These provisions are important because they provide continuity between the 1926 Regulations and the new regulations, including the flexibility for updates to be made over time to relevant existing material such as forms which contain references to the 1926 Regulations.

We are currently reviewing this material and will be making the appropriate changes over time. However until such time, you should continue to use the available resources provided by us which may contain references to the 1926 Regulations.

 

Alison Neil

Acting Assistant Secretary

Customs and Industry Branch

Trade, Customs and Industry Policy Division

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service 

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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS SCHEDULED ICS OUTAGE SUNDAY 5 APRIL 2015

Friday, 20 March 2015
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
Please be advised that the ICS will be unavailable for a 4 hour period on Sunday 5 April. The outage is necessary to adjust the time as Daylight Savings ends.

The outage period will be from 01:00 AEDT until 04:00 AEST. EDI and Customs Interactive (CI) will be unavailable during the system outage.

Industry clients should make arrangements to have cargo cleared outside of these hours.

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BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUGS: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE EMERGENCY MEASU

Wednesday, 18 March 2015
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
The Department of Agriculture has implemented emergency measures to manage the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs arriving on sea cargo from the United States. The department recommends that all documentation (pre-shipment treatment certificates, commercial documentation, cargo reports/manifests) for break bulk and FCL vehicles (including boats), machinery, and automotive parts from the United States be submitted to the Department of Agriculture at least 48 hours prior to vessel arrival. This will assist with early clearance of cargo and minimise potential disruption and costs on the wharf.

All documentation can be sent to
nationalquarantine.processing@agriculture.gov.au or lodged via the Cargo Online Lodgement System (COLS).
For further information, check the latest Industry Advice Notice
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/industry-advice/ian/15/12-2015 on the Department of Agriculture website.

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Border News

Friday, 13 March 2015
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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 second edition of the Border News. This newsletter includes the following topics:

Message from the Secretary and Chief Executive Officer

 

What's Hot?

Fees and Charges Review almost complete

Can I bring it back?

Introducing new secure travel document for refugees

Two countries - one visa for the Cricket World Cup

Equipping the Australian Border Force to safeguard our borders

 

What's New?

Plan for Integration released

Single website from 1 July 2015

Partnership to shape Australia's Trusted Trader Programme

WCO Asia/Pacific leaders meet in Melbourne

Automating our departures process

Prohibited imports review underway

Raising awareness about the JAEPA and KAFTA rules of origin

 

Be Aware

Help us identify unscrupulous activity

Free International Events Coordination service

Prosecution action against an importing company and four individuals

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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ICS status - Functionality problems

Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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ICS status: Functionality problems
ICS status: Functionality problems
The ICS Customs Interactive is currently experiencing problems with slowness and timeouts. These problems have been under investigation but now appear to be worsening. While there is no workaround retrying the task that was attempted has had some success. The investigation into these problems is ongoing and clients will be informed of any developments. ACBPS apologises for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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REMINDER - ICS WEEKEND OUTAGE 7-8 MARCH 2015

Thursday, 5 March 2015
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
Please be advised that the ICS will be unavailable for a period between Saturday 7 March and Sunday 8 March 2015.

The outage period will be from 23:00 AEDT on Saturday 7 March until 04:00 AEDT Sunday 8 March 2015 and is necessary for upgrading system software.

Industry clients should make arrangements to have cargo cleared outside of these hours.

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