FTA / APSA Weekly Report 2022/02 - sponsored by Logixboard

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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FTA/APSA representatives meet with Federal Treasury
In this morning's meeting, we stated 'close contact' Health Order concessions need to be expanded to allow for more flexible operations across the supply chain including freight forwarders, depots, warehouses and transport operations.
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Supply Chain Crunched by COVID Outbreak
We are being told we now have to ' live with COVID' but the lack of government planning is quickly exposing the flaws as to how we are to 'work with COVID'. Unless some fundamental measures are put in place, the ramifications could become catastrophic.
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Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) Media Release
We continue to work closely with CTAA on the impacts of the Omicron outbreak on the transport and logistics sector. The CTAA media release highlights the fact that shipping lines are offering no level of relief on container detention and related charges.
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5.1.2022: NZ Government COVID Update ... Read More
6.1.2022: DP World Terminal COVID-19 Update on Terminal Operations ... Read More
7.1.2022: Victorian COVID-19 update – Steps to improve testing times and reduce transmission ... Read More
10.1.2022: NZ Government COVID Update ... Read More
10.1.2022: NSW Government Critical Workers Update ... Read More
10.1.2022: QLD Government Critical Workers Update ... Read More
10.1.2022: NSW COVID-19 Update - Isolation Exemption for Workers Critical to Food Supply ... Read More
FTA / APSA write to the Trade Minister for IFAM contingency
Whist we hope that the global Omicron outbreak will soon peak, we have urged the Federal Government to make contingency plans to support the air cargo trade sector with the potential continuation of IFAM post the scheduled termination in mid-2022.
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Priority measures to import rapid antigen tests (RAT) kits
The International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) last week reinforced the priority given  to the importation of urgent medical supplies, equipment  and other goods of national importance.
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Webinar - IFAM Briefing
Join Mr Michael Byrne, International Freight Co-ordinator General and Air Vice Marshal Marg Staib, Australian Government Freight Controller on 19 January 2022 who together will provide an update on the program.
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Zalai interviewed on 'Strategic Maritime Fleet'
Paul Zalai (Director FTA / Secretariat APSA) was interviewed by David Claughton in the ABC Statewide Rural report 5 January 2022 (4 minutes) - discussion the practicalities on Labor's concept of a sovreign maritime fleet.
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Australian sea cargo operational highlights
  • Cost variations 
  • Equipment & Capacity Update (Australia, NZ, Asia, Europe)
  • Port Omissions - Port Rotations (China Port Operations, Terminal Operations)
  • Australian Port Terminals Update
  • Global Perspective (Commentaries - World Container Index)
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International shipping line notifications
FTA / APSA have compiled a consolidated list of shipping line notifications from the last week
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Patrick increases Terminal Access Charges
Effective from 7 March 2022, Terminal Access Charges will increase by up to 20% at containerised ports. FTA/APSA have written to the Patrick CEO and will escalate advocacy via the Productivity Commission's inquiry into Australia's maritime logistics system.
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5.1.2022: FIATA - Marketplace competition or marketplace domination? ... Read More
7.1.2022: Notice of intention to change prices pursuant to the Voluntary Pricing Protocols ... Read More
7.1.2022: Essential Services Commission - Completion of our 2021 inquiry into Port of Melbourne compliance with the Pricing Order ... Read More
7.1.2022: Fremantle Ports - Victoria Quay ... Read More
7.1.2022: NSW COVID-19 - Freight industry update ... read more
7.1.2022: VICT Resumption of Standard Landside Opening Hours ... login required
10.1.2022: CTAA Update - NSW & QLD Isolation Exemption for Critical Workers - Freight Logistics Impact ... read more
New dates - 30 & 31 August 2022
With the rapid spread of the Omicron variant and a projected peak in the next two months, the APSA executive has made the difficult decision to postpone the event to align with the 2022 AGM.
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Tariff Operative from 1 January 2022 
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has issued Industry Advice Notice 04-2022 advising of customs tariff classification changes affecting Class 19.2 approved arrangement (AEPCOMM)
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5.1.2022: Import Industry Advice Notice 01/2022 Conveyance Arrivals Modernisation (CAM) Program engagement with the non-scheduled airline industry ... login required
5.1.2022: Import Industry Advice Notice 02/2022 Urgent Scheduled Outage: Friday 07 January to Saturday 08 January 2022 – BICON impacted, COLS, OPS and PEBS unavailable ... login required
5.1.2022: Plant Export Industry Advice Notice 2022-01 Trade Reform – Welcome to Export Service ... login required
5.1.2022: Plant Export Industry Advice Notice - 2022-02 Trade Reform – New online lodgement of applications to vary an establishment's registration and/or approved arrangement (EX26b) ... login required
5.1.2022:  Import Industry Advice Notice 03/2022 Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Treatment Providers Scheme: treatment provider suspension - Roca Defisan S.L (Sevilla) (AEI: ES4012SB) ... login required
5.1.2022: IAN 2022-03 Finance – Change to account receivable communication email  ... login required
6.1.2022: Import Industry Advice Notice 04/2022 Customs tariff classification changes affecting Class 19.2 approved arrangement (AEPCOMM) ... login required
6.1.2022: DAWE - 251-2021: Change of accounts receivable communication email 23 December 2021 ... login required
6.1.2022: DAWE - 2022-01: European Union (EU): Dairy, New export certification activating from 6 January 2022 ... login required
6.1.2022: Offshore Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)Treatment Providers Scheme:Treatment provider suspension - Roca Defisan S.L (Sevilla) (AEI: ES4012SB) ... login required

7.1.2022 : DAWE - 2022-04 Plant Export Operations – Changes to plant export legislation commenced on 1 January 2022 ... login required
Preferential Rule Type in the ICS for the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA)
From 1 January 2022, the preference rule type PSR should be used in place of CTC, CTH, RVC and OTH when claiming preferential rates of customs duty under AANZFTA. There have been no changes to WO or PE Preferential Rule Types.
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Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Anti-Dumpling notices 5 to 10 January 2022
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Enroll now for the Diploma in Customs Broking 
WiseTech Academy (RTO code 45574) is now accepting enrollments for 2022 into the nationally accredited TLI50816 Diploma of Customs Broking.
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Customs Broker Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 
REGISTER NOW - for one low price obtain your 30 CPD points and Continued Biosecurity Competency (CBC) - early bird offer now available   Read More 
SYDNEY - Friday 6 May 2022
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SYDNEY - Saturday 7 May 2022 
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MELBOURNE - Friday 20 May 2022 
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MELBOURNE - Saturday 21 May 2022 
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BRISBANE - Wednesday 15 June 2022 
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PERTH - Saturday 25 June 2022 
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Webinar - Free and exclusive to FTA / APSA members
Russell Wiese (CGT Law) will provide an update on RCEP and the Australia UK FTA, compliance issues, product specific rules of origin and the impact of changes to the harmonised system
(3 CPD points Stream A - FTA/148) - 21 Jan 2022.
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5.1.2022 : Insight – High global food prices present opportunities for Australian agriculture exporters ... Read More
Update as at 11 January 2022
National ports, the Australian Bureau of statistics and data from other sources 
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Finance Report

Weekly Market Commentary & Calendar
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Candidate of the Week

Sydney - Senior Operations / Supervisor
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