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Regulatory Process/documentation to enterGoods into Australia.• All imports into Australia require to be cleared both through Australian Customs Service (ACS) and Dept of Forestries and Fisheries Australia (DAFF) before they can be cleared for Home Consumption into Australia.
Example of some Products that can requireadditional processes to import into Australia• Foodstuffs• Medicines (can include herbal teas)• Cosmetics• Firearms• Weapons• Live animals• PlantsAll require permits
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Australian Customs and Border ProtectionService• The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service manages the security and integrity of Australias borders. It works closely with other government and international agencies, in particular the Australian Federal Police, DAFF/AQIS, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and the Department of Defence, to detect and deter unlawful movement of goods and people across the border.
Drugs steroids, guns – some“importers” will try anything!
Not a lot gets past the AC&BPS. What is a problem for you is if the “stuff” issharing your container
Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS) now known only as DAFF – Dept. of Forestries and Fisheries Australia.
DAFF (DEPT OF Forestries and Fisheries)• Australias quarantine policy is based on the assessment and management of pest and disease risk to human, animal and plant health and the environment. The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) manages the risk associated with imported products in various ways.• Before submitting an Import Permit Application, it is recommended that you check the import requirements for your commodity . http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/import
DAFF “ICON” DATABASE SEARCH WEBSYSTEM• AQIS provides electronic databases and systems to assist importersICON DATABASE• Plants and plant products incl grain, fruit, veg, cut flowers etc• Other country’s import requirements for exporters• www.aqis.gov.au/phyto
Department of Forestries and Fisheries ofAustralia.ImportingWhat are the requirements for bringing items intoAustralia?Importing to Australia
Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service(AQIS)The following cargo (this is not all) does require anApplication to Import Quarantine Material• Cargo Containers• Biological Products (plants)• Fertiliser• Food (in particular eggs and egg products, dairy products, uncanned meat, seeds and nuts, fresh fruit and vegetables).• Live Animals and Reproductive Material• Personal effects/ household goods• Plants, Grains and Horticulture• Timber/ wood packing• Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles, Machinery and Tyres
All of these require a permit toimport from AQIS
Calculating GST on the Value of the Taxable Importation To establish the amount of GST payable on imports, we need to determine the value of the taxable import. GST on the taxable import is 10% of the value. The value of the taxable import is the sum of: The amount paid or payable: The (i) For the international transport of the goods to Customs their place of consignment in Australia; and value + (ii) To insure the goods for that transport (FCA) (iii) Any Customs duty payable in respect of the importation of the goodsBasically the 10% GST is calculated on the CIF price plus the duty
Import Guidelines & Rules in Australia• Registered Customs Broker• ISPM 15• Second-Hand Equipment• Final Inland Destinations• Clean Containers• Clean Goods• Bark or straw Material• Import of Food• Commercial Labelling• Origin Rules• Free Trade Agreements.
Resources & LinksCustoms Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Inc.Website: www.cbfca.com.auAustralian Institute of ExportWebsite: www.aiex.com.auEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgACS – Australian Customs ServiceWebsite: www.customs.gov.auAQIS – Australian Quarantine & Inspection ServiceWebsite: www.aqis.gov.au