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AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – February 21

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Please find attached PDF Weekly News and Website Postings report (Click)

Here is a BRIEF SUMMARY of the included items:                                                                                         

                                                                                      

AFIF 2019 National Conference and Gala Dinner

Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields

Conference Website and Program Released – Registration Now Open

The Hon. Melissa Horne MP, Minister for Ports and Freight Victoria Confirmed to Open AFIF 2019 Conference

ABF Commissioner, Michael Outram APM Confirmed to Speak at AFIF 2019 Conference

AFIF is pleased to announce The Hon. Melissa Horne MP, Minister for Ports and Freight Victoria has accepted AFIF’s invitation to open the AFIF 2019 Conference in Melbourne on 24 May.

ABF Commissioner, Michael Outram APM has accepted AFIF’s invitation to speak at AFIF 2019 Conference, in the Customs Session.

AFIF is once again looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s AFIF National Conference and Gala Dinner, to be held at the Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields, Victoria 3041.   

The event will begin with a Welcome Cocktail Reception on Thursday evening, May 23rd, with the main Plenary Sessions of the Business Program held throughout Friday 24th May 2019. The event will conclude with our traditional Industry Gala Dinner on the evening of the 24th May 2019.

The Business Program has subjects that deal with related matters affecting all of business and include the near to medium-term futuristic topics that will soon be commonplace. We recommend this Program and the event for you to consider either a combined Day/Dinner package or to attend the day Business Program only.

Circle Friday 24 May 2019 in your diary, it’s shaping up to be the annual industry event not to be missed and we’re hoping to see you there!

To visit the Conference Website and view all information and to REGISTER - Click Here  

If you would also like to consider a Sponsorship and/or Trade Exhibition package, please download the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus, or contact Brian or Jodie  (02)93143055 afif@afif.asn.au

NEWS & ACTIVITIES

AMSD – 1 Week to Go until EACE Security Measures Come into Force on 1 March 2019

In the lead up to 1 March, AFIF has been meeting with AMSD, CTOs and members, obtaining the latest information on the expected operational impact at the CTO’s, including CTOs acceptance times.

EACE Program Industry Update – Is Industry Ready for 1 March 2019? What will happen on 1 March 2019 and Impact on AACAs?

1 Week to go until ‘go-live’ of the EACE arrangements come into force - is Industry ready for the transition? In this edition of AFIF Weekly News, we have consolidated all of the key information and facts to date, the risk management issues for AACAs and outlook for the transition on 1 March 2019 and beyond. How AACAs can minimise disruption to their businesses; CTOs Green Lane for delivery of Cleared Cargo; Homogenous Cargo risks. Full Report in Weekly News.

AMSD – EACE Program Update – More RACAs and Known Consignors Approved

AMSD has now approved and published 15 new RACA with EACE freight forwarders and exporters. There are 170 approved Known Consignors over 235 locations. The RACA and Known Consignor Lists have been updated on the AMSD website. More approvals will be confirmed and published in the next week.  Updated details and Links in Weekly News. 

AMSD Guidance Centre

3 CTOs EACE Screening Arrangements, Cut off times, Revised Fees, FAQs Released

The 3 CTOs have released their EACE Screening Arrangements, Cut off times, Revised Fees, FAQs. Qantas, Menzies Aviation and dnata schedules, information and links are in the Weekly News

AMSD – ‘Phytosanitary Inspections after Air Cargo has been Security Cleared’ – Repeated

AMSD has also issued a Factsheet for perishable exporters in regard to phytosanitary inspections of security cleared cargo. Under certain circumstances, security cleared air cargo that undergoes a phytosanitary inspection will not have its security cleared status revoked. Factsheet and Details in Weekly News

DAWR – Interim Measures for Goods Treated with Sulfuryl Fluoride Fumigation         

Further to previous updates in AFIF Weekly News, regarding DAWR WHS issues with officers’ inspection of containers treated with Sulfuryl Fluoride, DAWR has released an updated IAN 24-2019, which passes the gas detection responsibility to Industry. DAWR confirms in the Notice, these are Interim Measures and the department is undertaking a process to purchase sulfuryl fluoride detecting devices and will perform the necessary detection and monitoring in the future. Details in Weekly News

DAWR - S-Cargo Scheduled Outage Notification 21:00 Saturday 16 February 2019 – 05:00 Sunday 17 February 2019 (AEDT)

DAWR will be carrying out upgrades to the S-Cargo system on 16 February 2019. This means that there may be intermittent disruption to the processing of sea containers and break bulk cargo in S-Cargo, from 21:00 AEDT Saturday 16 February until 05:00 AEDT Sunday 17 February 2019. Full Notice in Weekly News

DAWR – Regulator Performance Framework 2017-18 Self-assessments

As part of being a best practice regulator, the department undertakes an annual assessment of its regulatory performance using the Government’s mandated Regulator Performance Framework (RPF) and has the results validated by external stakeholders before publication. All interested stakeholders are encouraged to read the relevant self-assessments and provide feedback through the link in the Weekly News.

DAWR – Current Notices

Home Affairs-ABF – ABF Smashes Illegal Tobacco Smuggling Syndicate after 12 tonnes Detection

On 3 February 2019, ABF officers at the Sydney Container Examination Facility targeted a container arriving from China. The consignment was described as containing ‘beverages and toilet paper’, but an examination of the container revealed it was filled entirely with illicit tobacco products. ABF officers located 1.87 million cigarettes and 12 tonnes of loose leaf tobacco, which represents a total evaded duty of $15.9 million. Full details of the bust in Weekly News

Home Affairs-ABF – Important Changes to Redline Email Document Submission  

The ABF have changed the way in they communicate the request for Redline documentation. This change has been implemented in response to Industry concerns and has been prioritised to deliver efficiencies for Industry and the ABF. Details of the change in Weekly News

Home Affairs-ABF – Current Notices

Sydney Empty Container Management: Transporters Face Significant Additional Costs / Reconsider Container Detention Policies – CTAA – Repeated

Our colleagues at CTAA are spearheading a campaign - which AFIF has supports and has been  involved in - on behalf of container transport providers, on the issues of additional costs arising from - Staging of Empty Containers Via Transport Yards – Added Costs; Empty Container Re-directions with Little Notice; Unrealistic Container Detention Timeframes & Claims. Full Report and Actions in Weekly News

Survey - A Study on the Enablers and Outcomes of Logistics Cluster Benefits

AFIF has been approached by a PhD Candidate, Mr Shanta Hollock, at RMIT University in Melbourne, seeking assistance from AFIF Members in participating in a survey. The aim of Mr Hollock’s research is to understand, what enables the creation of logistics clusters benefits and the consequences to firms of such logistics cluster benefits being created.  There has been little or no research conducted in this field in Australia, making this ground-breaking. Your participation and support is highly appreciated. Details and link to Survey in Weekly News.

INTERNATIONAL

FIATA e-Flash No. 193 – 11 February 2019  

FIATA has issued its FIATA e-flash No 193 – 11 February 2019 covering a range of global trade related matters.  Link in Weekly News

IATA – Air Freight Demand Ends Year Up 3.5%, Despite Softening Late 2018

IATA has released full-year 2018 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) grew by 3.5% compared to 2017. This was significantly lower than the extraordinary 9.7% growth recorded in 2017.  Asia-Pacific carriers posted the weakest growth of any region in December 2018 with a decrease in demand of 4.5% compared to the same period a year earlier. Capacity increased by 2.6%. Full details and Link in Weekly News

EVENTS 

Shipping Australia Golf Day – Wednesday 13 March – AFIF Members Invited  

The SAL New South Wales Golf Day for 2019 will be held on Wednesday afternoon 13th March 2019 at the scenic Coast Course at Little Bay, close to Port Botany and the city. Come along and enjoy a great course and amazing coastal scenery. AFIF Members are invited to participate. Registration details and links in Weekly News

AFIF 2019 National Conference and Gala Dinner - Registration Open

Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields

Save the Date – Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May 2019

AFIF is once again looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s AFIF National Conference and Gala Dinner, to be held at the Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields, Victoria 3041. To visit the Conference Website and view all information and to REGISTER - Click Here

If you would also like to consider a Sponsorship and/or Trade Exhibition package, please download the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus, or contact Brian or Jodie  (02)93143055 afif@afif.asn.au

FIATA World Congress 2019 Capetown

The FIATA World Congress will be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa and will bring together global leaders, a comprehensive program and sessions by industry leaders, presenting innovative and relevant discussions. The 2019 Congress theme is "Where Technology and Logistics Meet" and the Congress Program will focus on new technology and disruptive innovation and how this affects the Logistics and Freight Forwarding Industry worldwide. Link to FIATA Conference website in Weekly News 

AFIF WEBSITE WEEKLY POSTINGS SUMMARY

In accordance with AFIF Communications Procedures, we have been posting relevant News and Updates on the AFIF Website. Links in Weekly News

DAWR - Interim Measures for Goods Treated with Sulfuryl Fluoride Fumigation IAN 24-2019

Combined Airport East and North Projects - Weekly Update WC 17 February

AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings – February 14

dnata CTO Announcement: Piece Level Screening Information, Cut Off times and Revised Tariff

Shipping Lithium Battery Courses SYDNEY & MELBOURNE - February 2019

Qantas Freight CTO Announcement: EACE Screening Arrangements, Cut off times and Revised Fees

AFIF SERVICES AND PRODUCTS

TRAINING

AFIF Training Schedule for 2019

As part of our commitment to this industry, AFIF offers a wide range of regulatory and non-regulatory training for Forwarders and other parties in the International supply chain. Please click on the relevant course link to view more details of 2019 dates and locations in the Weekly News. View upcoming training course dates for 2019 in the Weekly News (full schedule on AFIF Website)Upcoming Courses listed in the Weekly News.

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IATA & OAG PUBLICATIONS

2019 IATA Publications – 60th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations – In STOCK - ORDER NOW

The 2019, 60th Edition of the DGR and associated products are now available. Note the 59th Edition will be out of date and cannot be used after 1 January 2019.  To place your order now for the 2019 (60th) Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and all other current IATA Publications click on the link in Weekly News.

Reminder:  AFIF Model Standard Trading Conditions of Contract Updated – Free to AFIF Members  

The AFIF Model Standard Trading Conditions of Contract, contains updated conditions in relation to IMO SOLAS VGM, Unfair Contracts Legislation and Heavy Vehicle National Law - Chain of Responsibility amendments.  AFIF Members can obtain their copy and the accompanying User Guide as an included benefit of their AFIF Membership by contacting afif@afif.asn.au  Read Full details in Weekly News

Thanks for your continued involvement and support!    

AFIF Team