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Changes to Chinese Certificate of Origin (COO) Issuing Authority

Changes to Chinese Certificate of Origin (COO) Issuing Authority The China - Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) came into effect 20 December 2015, recently the Chinese Government has changed the authority that is in charge of issuing official government certification. As of the 21st August 2018, all entry-exit inspection and duti...

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Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) 2018-2019

The Brown Marmorated Stink bug is not found in Australia and needs to be kept out to protect our agricultural industries. Juveniles and adults feed on fruit and vegetable crops rendering them unsellable or reducing production yields, they can also invade vehicles, homes and factories looking for shelter over the winter. They can arrive into...

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Emergency Surcharges in June

Please note that carriers are now implementing an EMERGENCY Surcharge with effect from 1st June. All  Export shipment from China & Taiwan are subject to the below charges per Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) which will be added on top of current freight costs as of 1st June 2018: HSUD = USD 60/TEU MAERSK = USD 60/TEU ...

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Possible General Rate Increase Effective 1st July 2018

We are beginning to receive notices from some shipping lines of a General Rate Increase (GRI) of USD300.00/20GP and USD600.00/40GP for all shipments from Korea, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong ports to all points in Australia. The GRI is expected to be applied on top of existing freight rates on the 1st July 2018. At this stage we have not receiv...

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Regulatory changes to China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM)

POWERHOUSE Logistics would like to inform our clients of regulatory changes in China. As of the 1st June 2018 you may be asked to provide further information such as your ABN or ACN or your Chinese Customers USCI (United Social Credit Identifier) or OC (Organization Code) Suppliers may request that you provide your Authorized Economic Opera...

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