The third year of CHAFTA (China Australia Free Trade Agreement) comes into effect on 1 January 2017. As a result, the duty rate on the majority of apparel items will reduce from 3.3% to 0% for goods imported into Australia from China The amount of duty that is payable is calculated on the day the […]
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China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) to commence December 20th 2015
The China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will come into force as of December 20th 2015. As per an earlier post NOT all goods are eligible for the new rates – the notable exception being Textile, Clothing and Footwear products Imported goods that ARE eligible and arrive in Australia on or after the 20th December will be eligible […]
Australian Customs Import Processing Fees set to Increase
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 […]
Did you know the China / Australia FTA doesn’t reduce duty rates on TCF products at the time of implementation?
Although there is no official commencement date, the The China / Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is predicted to come into force by the end of 2015. Almost all qualifying products from China will become duty free at the time the FTA commences. Textile, Clothing and Footwear products – however are a notable exception. As of […]