AFIF Weekly News, Activities & Website Postings October 26, 2018

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Here is a BRIEF SUMMARY of the included items:  

DAWR Updates – Final Seasonal Measures for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) – 1 September 2018 - 30 April 2019

AFIF has been in regular discussion with DAWR who have produced a number of updates to webpages and commentary. Details in Weekly News.

ABF & Industry Trade Facilitation Forum Meeting (TFF NSW) October 25

AFIF attended the quarterly meeting with other industry representatives and there were a number of important matters for members to note. Details in Weekly News.

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has a new website:

The new ABF website will continue to be developed in the coming months to include additional trade, traveller and customs information and services. Full article in Weekly News.

Chain of Responsibility & Heavy Vehicle National Laws & Regulations

Open a link to see and hear the recent AFIF Webinar on the Chain of Responsibility Obligations and Liabilities of Freight Forwarders. In addition view other links to pages providing full details of all the Laws and State variations. Details in Weekly News.

Information about the new Modern Slavery Bill 2018

Australia’s new Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cwth) (‘the Bill’) was introduced into the House of Representatives on 28 June 2018 and is expected to be passed by the end of the year, with bipartisan support. Read how it may affect your business in Weekly News

Qantas Freight News – October

There is a particularly important safety message from Qantas in their latest edition of Freight News, entitled ‘Stay safe when dropping off freight’, especially in Sydney – their busiest terminal.

GST: Update on Changes for Members and their Customers - repeated

The GST rules that apply to freight forwarders are complex, including new GST rules that apply in this area.  This article summarises the GST rules that apply to members’ customers. Full article in Weekly News.

Women’s Leadership Development Scholarships Now Available - repeated

Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved during #100daysforchange, Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s transport and logistics sector. More details in Weekly News.

DP World Sydney's two new ZPMC cranes have arrived.

The cranes are being unloaded at Berth 11, with the vessel planned to be alongside for five days. The commissioning of the cranes is due to take 34 days.

Sydney Airport East Project Road work: Intersection Botany Road / Wentworth Avenue, Mascot

Updates on traffic impacts associated with Sydney East Airport Project. Details in Weekly News

West Gate Tunnel Project, Melbourne - Traffic Impacts.

There are several updates on traffic impacts associated with the construction of the West Gate Tunnel Project. Details including road diversions and closures in Weekly News

IATA CASS Link Communique on Communication for Cargo Agents

IATA has advised AFIF of an IATA Communique released in CASSLink on Communication for Cargo Agents.  Link in Weekly News


DCN 23rd Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards  

The Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards, proudly sponsored by NSW Ports will be holding their Annual Gala Dinner and Awards presentation night, to be held in the Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, on Thursday 22 November, bringing together a large cross-section of the industry. Read More in Weekly News



AFIF Training Schedule for 2018

View upcoming training course dates for 2018 in the Weekly News (full schedule on AFIF Website)Upcoming Courses listed in the Weekly News.


2019 IATA Publications – 60th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations - ORDER NOW

The 2019, 60th Edition of the DGR and associated products are now available for PRE-ORDER.  Note the 59th Edition will be out of date and cannot be used after 1 January 2019. 

To place your order now for the 2019 (60th) Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and all other current IATA Publications click on the link in Weekly News.

Reminder:  AFIF Model Standard Trading Conditions of Contract Updated – Free to AFIF Members  

The AFIF Model Standard Trading Conditions of Contract, contains updated conditions in relation to IMO SOLAS VGM, Unfair Contracts Legislation and Heavy Vehicle National Law - Chain of Responsibility amendments.  AFIF Members can obtain their copy and the accompanying User Guide as an included benefit of their AFIF Membership by contacting  Read Full details in Weekly News

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