Australian Government – Department of Agriculture (QUARANTINE) Fee Review – Import Clearance – effective 1st July 2014

Australian Government – Department of Agriculture (QUARANTINE) Fee Review – Import Clearance – effective 1st July 2014

Australian Government – Department of Agriculture (QUARANTINE) Fee Review – Import Clearance – effective 1st July 2014

The Department of Agriculture (QUARANTINE) is proposing new rates of charge for a number of biosecurity services related to import permits, import declarations and container clearances. The department seeks to recover its full and efficient program expenditure. To recover this amount, an increase in total fee revenue of approximately 15% is required.

 

Following consultation with industry 14 of the current 32 fees in the import program have been identified for an increase. It is proposed that fee increases will take effect from 1st July 2014. Not all import clearance fees will need to increase, only fees that relate to the areas that are currently under recovering. The areas include permits, import declarations and containers.

 

Program Fees to be increased

 

  • Import Declaration – AIR
  • Import Declaration – SEA
  • Import Declaration – Electronic Lodgment
  • Import Declaration – Manual Lodgment
  • Import Declaration – SAC
  • Inspection of Container – Full Container Load
  • Inspection of Container – Less Container Load
  • Category 1 Permit Assessment
  • Category 2 Permit Assessment (up to 1 hour)
  • Category 3 Permit Assessment (up to 2 hours)
  • Category 4 Permit Assessment (up to 3 hours)
  • Category 5 Permit Assessment (up to 4 hours)
  • Electronic Application
  • Manual Permit Application / Application for Amendment