Please find attached PDF Weekly News Highlights and Activities report (Click)

Here is a BRIEF SUMMARY of the included items:  

AFIF 2017 National Conference: May 10-12 – Registration Open!

On behalf of the AFIF Board and the organising sub-committee we are delighted to announce that the Registration is now open for the AFIF 2017 National Conference at the RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, Queensland from Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th May 2017. Click here.

The 2017 Program is ready and we are sure that the 2017 meeting will not disappoint as the committee have prepared an engaging, topical, interactive conference. It’s shaping up to be the annual industry event not to be missed and we’re hoping to see you there! Details in Weekly News

Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017

The Federal Treasurer introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017 into the Australian Parliament’s House of Representatives yesterday morning, Thursday 16 February 2017. Full detail in the Weekly News

Aircargo Security – update

Further to our news item last week, we have had further discussion with OTS and CTO’s in regard to matters resulting from the transitioning of most former ‘RACA’ freight forwarder businesses into the ‘AACA’ scheme.

DAWR - Suspension of Uncooked Prawns update

DAWR is currently conducting a number of activities to ensure the risk of white spot disease (and other prawn diseases) entering and establishing in Australia is appropriately managed. The Prawn Suspension Q&A webpage has been updated.

INTERNATIONAL

FIATA Questionnaire - The Growth of Freight Consignments via e-commerce - reminder

FIATA has prepared a questionnaire to assess the growth of freight consignments through eCommerce platforms. The questionnaire will help identify some of the challenges faced by our industry when working with eCommerce merchants to trade freight products. Survey link in the Weekly News

TRAINING

AFIF Training Schedule for 2017

View upcoming training courses dates for 2017 in Weekly News (full schedule on AFIF Website)

IATA and OAG PUBLICATIONS

58th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods by Air Regulations 2017 and Associated Products - Available for Delivery Now – Place Your Order.

The 2017, 58th Edition of the DGR and associated products are now available and the 57th edition is now out of date! There are a large number of changes in the new edition of the IATA DGR Manual so make sure you order your new copy to reflect these changes. AFIF is the Official IATA and OAG Publications Distribution Agent for Australia and all publications can be ordered and purchased through dedicated pages on our AFIF Website

Reminder:  AFIF Model Standard Trading Conditions of Contract Updated for Current Regulatory Changes

The AFIF Model Standard Trading Conditions of Contract, contains updated conditions in relation to IMO SOLAS VGM and Unfair Contracts Legislation.  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 of changes in Weekly News

Thanks for your continued involvement and support!    

AFIF Team