Avoid strikes this christmas – and save $

A Change the Rules rally scheduled for today at DPWA Swanston Dock in Victoria marks the beginning of a heavy period of industrial action that will begin to impact importers in the lead up to Christmas. History suggests that the Christmas ‘striking period’ begins as...

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Can Canada learn from Australia’s tax free threshold?

By Platinum Freight Management CEO Peter McRae Canada’s $20 tax-free-threshold is about to rise to $200 after holding low at $20 for at least 30 years[1]. It can be called a necessary response to an increasingly global marketplace, but the impacts of the change could...

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PLATINUM FREIGHT® LAUNCHES GREEN 2018

Importers of environmentally ‘Green’ products will be rewarded in 2018, pledged leading Customs Brokerage Platinum Freight® Management with the launch of its Green 2018 campaign today. Platinum Freight Management’s Green 2018 promises that every importation of...

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Gong Hey Fat Choy (Happy New Year)

As importing and exporting specialists, many of the imports that arrive into Australia and many of the exports that leave Australia have a Chinese or Hong Kong connection. We maintain close relationships with suppliers, exporters, importers and everyone in between,...

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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 with...

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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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