Changes to the biosecurity (Quarantine) cost recovery arrangement from 1st December 2015

Changes to the biosecurity (Quarantine) cost recovery arrangement from 1st December 2015

Dear Customer,

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has redesigned its export certification and biosecurity cost recovery fees and charges.   The draft charging guidelines have been published, the new fees and charges will commence on 1 December 2015.

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/australia/biosecurity-reform/cost-recovery-arrangements/charging-guidelines

The current most common biosecurity (quarantine) charges for import declaration (FID) over AUD1000.00 are as follows;

 

Air- $16

Sea- $15

Container FCL levy- $30.00/ container

Container LCL levy- $8.00

FIDs subject to document assessment by a quarantine officer- $50.00

FIDs subject to quarantine assessment by an accredited broker-$18.00

 

New/redesigned Charges from December 1, 2015

 

Air FIDs fee/levy- $33.00

Sea FIDs fee/levy- $42.00

No additional container levy

FIDs subject to document assessment by a quarantine officer or accredited broker-$30.00 per 15 minutes (The Department expects that most entries will only require 15 minute assessment)

 

New Levy for Approved arrangement participants

As part of the cost recovery redesign the department will impose a new yearly levy of $2900 on approved arrangements participant including compliance agreements (CAs), quarantine approved premises (QAPs) which IFC is an active participant.

As a result of this new levy, we will have no other option to recover this levy other than by increasing our “QUARANTINE BROKER ACCREDITATION & COMPLIANCE FEE” by $10.00.

Should you have any questions please contact your Customs broker.

 

Best Regards

Elvis Bernard

Customs Manager

IFC Global Logistics Pty Ltd