CHRISTMAS STRIKES BEGUN, AFFECTING IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS

Leading customs clearance and freight forwarding specialist Platinum Freight Management warns that the Christmas ‘striking period’ affecting importers and exporters has already begun for 2017, with five cases already reported as recently as Thursday in Port Botany. In...

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8 WAYS TO CHEAPER CHRISTMAS IMPORTS

With the silly season looming, it’s time to share our tips on how to save the most on 2017 Christmas imports:   1. Say no to port fees through your global supplier Global suppliers are known to over-charge Australian importers on Australian port fees by engaging...

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Australia Bleeding Revenue Through Petty Fraud In Importing

ABF Goods Compliance Update shows holes in regulation and compliance  The latest Australian Border Force (ABF) Goods Compliance Update has been released, showing up holes in importing regulations and follow-up compliance audits that is bleeding revenue from the...

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5 Tips to Avoid Easter Holiday delays and bottlenecks

As an importer, timelines and commitments are vital for your business, and these can be severely disrupted by public holidays. Easter is almost upon us, and that means that cargo will accumulate at the wharf if not cleared beforehand. Quarantine and Customs will be on skeleton resources from Good Friday on April 14th through and including Easter Monday on April 17th.

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Top tips for importers navigating the Christmas shipping period

Most importers will be well aware the Christmas rush is almost upon us. Each year it seems the festive season, (and the increase in consumer purchasing that comes with it) starts sooner. And with that, so does the Christmas shipping rush and subsequent clearance delays. So what does this mean for your business?

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Importers, how are you looking for EOFY?

End of financial year is a great time to take stock of the previous year and look at ways to save in the next. If you’re serious about saving money now and in the next financial year, then you need to look at taking advantage of all the Free Trade Agreements (FTA’s) on offer and look at your previous 5 years of shipments for possible refunds.

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Importers’ costs likely to bank up after strike

A 72-hour strike by the Maritime Union of Australia at Fremantle Terminal announced yesterday brings strong possibility that importers’ budgets will blow out by as much as thousands, making them the real losers in the dispute. Today the union has confirmed the industrial action will also affect Port Botany operations from April 13. Importers should consider if other ports might also be affected in the coming weeks and plan accordingly.

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