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DEPT OF AGRICULTURE NOTICE - ILLEGALLY LOGGED TIMBER

Friday, 22 August 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
From 30 November 2014, importers of certain timber and timber products (including specific wood products, pulp, paper and furniture products) will need to assess and mitigate the risk the product they are importing has been illegally logged. For further information about these requirements please see

http://www.daff.gov.au/illegallogging.

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Tariff Update

Monday, 18 August 2014
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Draft extended time

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MONDAY 18 AUGUST ACBPS LINK TO DAFF OUTAGE

Friday, 15 August 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
Please be advised that on Monday 18 August from 00:01 until 02:00 AEST ACBPS will be dropping the link to DAFF (Department of Agriculture).

Industry clients will experience delays in the normal process of clearing AQIS holds during this period.

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AWOTE ADJUSTMENTS ON TOBACCO AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS - 1 SEPTEMBER 2014

Friday, 15 August 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
Rates of duty for tobacco and tobacco products will increase from 1 September 2014, in line with movements in the average weekly ordinary time earnings (AWOTE) and an additional factor of 12.5%. Further information will be available from Australian Customs and Border Protection Notice 2014/40. These changes will be reflected in the tariff working pages.

The new rates of duty are available from the following link:

http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/WebSiteMessage_001.pdf

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ICS update - Fully functional

Monday, 11 August 2014
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ICS PROCESSING DELAYS RESOLVED
 
ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
EDI messages are now being processed as normal after load related delays.
ACBPS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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ICS update - Fully functional

Monday, 11 August 2014
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ICS status - Functionality problems

Monday, 11 August 2014
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ICS status: Functionality problems
ICS status: Functionality problems
Please be advised that the ICS is currently experiencing very high message processing rates. As at 12:25 AEST users can expect delays of up to 40 minutes for some response messages. An update will be issued when processing has returned to normal.
Customs and Border Protection apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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MONDAY 11 AUGUST ACBPS - DAFF OUTAGE

Friday, 8 August 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
Please be advised that on Monday 11 August from 00:01 until 02:00 AEST ACBPS will be dropping the link to DAFF (Department of Agriculture).

Industry clients will experience delays in the normal process of clearing AQIS holds during this period.

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ICS PROCESSING DELAYS - RESOLVED

Thursday, 7 August 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
EDI messages are now being processed as normal after load related delays.
ACBPS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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ICS PROCESSING DELAYS THURSDAY 7 AUGUST

Thursday, 7 August 2014
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ICS status: Functionality problems
ICS status: Functionality problems
Please be advised that the ICS is currently experiencing very high message processing rates. As at 12:00 AEST users can expect delays of up to 30 minutes for some response messages. An update will be issued when processing has returned to normal.

Customs and Border Protection apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Tariff Update

By Tariff Team  |  Wednesday, 6 August 2014
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Draft Tariff precedents

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UPCOMING WEEKEND OUTAGE TO THE ICS - SATURDAY 30 AUGUST 2014

Tuesday, 5 August 2014
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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 30 August and Sunday 31 August 2014.

The outage period will be from 23:00 on Saturday 30 August until 04:00 Sunday 31 August 2014 AEST and is necessary for upgrading system software.

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

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DEPT OF AGRICULTURE NOTICE - PALLETS AND DUNNAGE FROM CHINA

Tuesday, 5 August 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
Please check imported timber pallets and dunnage from China for signs of insect damage or ineffective ISPM15 treatment. Signs include beetles, larvae, holes, frass, bark, mould or fungus. Please report any issues to the Department of Agriculture immediately on 1800 195 543. For further information please see:

http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/import/general-info/ian/14/63-2014

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ICS PROCESSING DELAYS - RESOLVED

Thursday, 31 July 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
EDI messages are now being processed as normal after load related delays.
ACBPS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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ICS PROCESSING DELAYS THURSDAY 31 JULY

Thursday, 31 July 2014
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ICS status: Functionality problems
ICS status: Functionality problems
Please be advised that the ICS is currently experiencing very high message processing rates. As at 12:20 AEST users can expect delays of up to 30 minutes for some response messages. An update will be issued when processing has returned to normal.

Customs and Border Protection apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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ICS REPORTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Thursday, 31 July 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
Please be advised that the previously advertised issues with ICS Reports functionality have now been resolved.

Customs & Border Protection apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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ICS REPORTS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Thursday, 31 July 2014
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ICS status: Functionality problems
ICS status: Functionality problems
Please be advised that there is currently a problem with obtaining any reports through the reporting options through the ICS. Industry clients are unable to obtain their EFT, Deferred GST & Broker / Importer Summary reports through the reporting options of the ICS.

The issue is being investigated.

Customs & Border Protection apologise for the inconvenience caused.

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EMERGENCY CUSTOMS INTERACTIVE OUTAGE - TUESDAY 29 JULY 18:00 AEST

Monday, 28 July 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
Please be advised that between 18:00 & 18:30 on Tuesday 29 July there will be an emergency change to the ICS. The outage period is expected to only last 5 minutes. Clients logged into the Customs Interactive will have their session terminated for a short period which will require users to log back in. EDI messaging will not be affected by this outage.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service apologise for any inconvenience this interruption may cause.

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CONNECTIVITY PROBLEMS BETWEEN ACBPS AND DAFF - RESOLVED

Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
Please be advised that the connectivity issues between DAFF (Department of Agriculture) and Australian Customs & Border Protection was resolved as at 17:00 yesterday.

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CONNECTIVITY PROBLEMS BETWEEN ACBPS AND DAFF

Monday, 21 July 2014
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ICS status: Functionality problems
ICS status: Functionality problems
Please be advised that there are currently connectivity problems between DAFF (Department of Agriculture) and Australian Customs & Border Protection. Users may experience delays in the normal process of clearing AQIS holds. Where AQIS status(Department of Agriculture) has not cleared as expected please contact the following for Urgent Clearances:

http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/about/contact/regional

The Department of Agriculture are investigating with priority.

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