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Calculation of Transport and Insurance on FIDs

Thursday, 9 October 2014
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ICS status: Functionality problems
ICS status: Functionality problems

Please be aware that an issue has been discovered with the ICS calculations routine affecting the calculation of GST for all import declarations where a Transport and Insurance amount has been explicitly provided.

Impact
When an import declaration is lodged the importer/broker has the option of providing a Transport and Insurance (TandI) amount. Where the TandI is not provided the ICS will calculate an amount based upon the difference between the Cost Insurance Freight (CIF) and Free On Board (FOB) amounts and use this derived amount in further GST calculations. The issue discovered is that the ICS calculations module is ignoring any TandI amount provided and always deriving a TandI amount from the CIF/FOB amounts for use in GST calculations. The result is that an incorrect GST amount may be being calculated.

Timeframe
All import declarations lodged between Wednesday 10 September and Thursday 9 October where a TandI amount has been provided may have been affected. The impact is a possible incorrect calculation of GST.

Immediate Resolution


ACBPS have identified a fix with a plan to implement as soon as possible. The delivery schedule will be confirmed today and further advice provided.

Rectification
ACBPS are focused upon delivering a resolution to the issue. Once a plan is finalised further details will be provided outlining the necessary steps to address the impacted import declarations.

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REMINDER - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS OUTAGE SUNDAY 5 OCTOBER 2014

Thursday, 2 October 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
The Daylight Savings period for NSW, VIC, SA, Tasmania and the ACT will start at 2:00am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Sunday 5 October 2014. At this stage there will be a 4 hour outage to Customs Systems during the changeover. The outage will be from Sunday 5 October 01:00 AEST until 05:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). 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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EMERGENCY CUSTOMS INTERACTIVE OUTAGE - FRIDAY 19 SEPT 00:01 AEST

Thursday, 18 September 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
Please be advised that between 00:01 and 02:30 on Friday 19 September there will be an emergency change to the ICS. Clients logged into the Customs Interactive will have their session terminated.

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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ICS update - Fully functional

Thursday, 18 September 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
Please be advised that ICS INDUSTRY TEST will be unavailable for a 90 minute period on 18 September 2014. The outage will be to fix an issue with low value FIDs. The outage period will be Thursday 18 September 13:00 AEST until 14:30 AEST.

Industry clients should make arrangements to test outside of these hours

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EFT REPORT DELAYED - TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2014

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
The EFT Report for today (Tuesday 16 September 2014) will not be available until approximately 16:00 AEST.

Customs and Border Protection apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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ICS PROCESSING DELAYS - RESOLVED

Thursday, 11 September 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 11 SEPTEMBER

Thursday, 11 September 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 11:45 AEST users can expect delays of up to 50 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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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS OUTAGE SUNDAY 5 OCTOBER 2014

Thursday, 11 September 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
The Daylight Savings period for NSW, VIC, SA, Tasmania and the ACT will start at 2:00am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Sunday 5 October 2014. At this stage there will be a 4 hour outage to Customs Systems during the changeover. The outage will be from Sunday 5 October 01:00 AEST until 05:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). EDI messaging 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 - MONDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2014

Monday, 8 September 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
The EFT Report for today (Monday 8 September 2014) will not be available until approximately 17:00 AEST.

Customs and Border Protection apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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ICS update - Fully functional

Monday, 8 September 2014
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ICS status: Fully Functional
ICS status: Fully Functional
There will be a total power outage at Sydney Customs House on Saturday 13 September between 06:00 and 16:00. 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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ICS PROCESSING DELAYS - RESOLVED

Thursday, 4 September 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 4 SEPTEMBER

Thursday, 4 September 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 12:30 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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REMINDER - ICS WEEKEND OUTAGE 30-31 AUGUST 2014

Friday, 29 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 - 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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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 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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