Australian Customs & Border Protection Service – Import Processing Charges Amenment Bill 2013

Australian Customs & Border Protection Service – Import Processing Charges Amenment Bill 2013

Australian Customs and Border Protection Notice No 2013/63

Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2013

The Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2013 was recently introduced into Parliament. This Bill will amend the Import Processing Charges Act 2001 to increase the import processing charges that will be levied on air, sea and port consignments with a value of $10,000 or more from 1 January 2014. If this Bill is passed through both the Houses of Parliament in the current sitting period, the new charges come into effect on 1 January 2014. The new charges will introduce a two tiered charging arrangement with increased charges applying for air, sea and port consignments valued at $10,000 or more. The charging arrangements that will apply from 1 January 2014, should the legislation be passed, are as follows:

for all consignments valued at more than $1,000 but less than $10,000, the current rates of import processing charges will continue to apply:
for sea consignments lodged electronically with a value of $10,000 or more, the import processing fee charge will increase from $50.00 to $152.60:
for sea consignments lodged manually with a value of $10,000 or more, the import processing charge will increase from $65.75 to $152.60:
for air and port consignments lodged electronically with a value of $10,000 or more, the import processing charge will increase from $40.20 to $122.10: and
for air and post consignments lodged manually with a value of $10,000 or more, the import processing charge will increae from $48.85 to $122.10.

There will continue to be no import processing charge for consignments valued at $1,000 or less.

Inquiries concerning this notice may be directed to Customs Information and Support Centre at cargosupport@customs.gov.au

Please find the following link to the Australian Customs and Border Protection notification for the increased charges –

http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/ACBPN201363.pdf