The Australian Government has recently announced a change to the Import Processing Charge (IPC) as part of the 2015-16 Commonwealth Budget.
The changes are effective from the 1st of January 2016 and see a standardization of the fees for all cargo channels (Air/Post and Sea) to $50 for consignments with a value between $1,000 and $10,000 and $152 for consignments with a value over $10,000. The fee for consignments with a value less than $1,000 will remain at NIL.
Whilst the import processing charge for consignments arriving by sea effectively remains the same and increase of approximately 25% to the current charge will apply to consignments arriving by air or post.
Full details of the change can be accessed at the Australian Customs and Border Protection website by CLICKING HERE