INCREASE IN IMPORT PROCESSING FEE – FRIENDLY REMINDER TO CUSTOMERS

INCREASE IN IMPORT PROCESSING FEE – FRIENDLY REMINDER TO CUSTOMERS

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2014

Dear Customer,

In last week’s federal budget, the Australian Government has announced an increase and a restructure to the Customs Import Declaration Charges (IPC)

The increase will be as follows;

  • For consignments valued over $10,000 the IPC for electronic sea import declarations will be increased by $102.60 to $152.60 per consignment.
  • The IPC for electronic air import declarations will be increased by $81.90 to $122.10 per consignment.
  • For consignments valued over $1,000 and up to $10,000, the IPC will remain at current levels, being $50 for electronic sea import declarations and $40.20 for electronic air import declarations.
  • The IPC will continue not to be applied to consignments valued at $1,000 or less.

From January 2014, the cost recovery charges on import declaration (FID) will be as below;

ICS Charge Description DAFF Charge Customs & Border Protection IPC
NATURE 10 or 20 (AIR) $1001-$10000 $15 per FID $40.20 per FID
NATURE 10 or 20 (AIR)  Over $10000 $15 per FID $122.10 per FID
NATURE 10 or 20 (SEA) $1001-$10000 $14 per FID $50 per FID
NATURE 10 or 20 (SEA) Over $10000 $14 per FID $152.60 per FID
Additional fee per FCL (SEA) $24 per container Nil
Additional fee per FCX (SEA) $24 per container Nil

As example, currently for a consignment of one FCL over $10000.00 the total cost recovery on import declaration is $88.00 and from January 2014, it will be $190.60.

Should you have any questions please contact your Customs broker.