Industry News – 20 April 2022



DAWE: Impacts to Service Standards

Department of Agriculture, Water & Environment (DAWE) continues to experience high volumes of inspection requests and services across; the department’s ability to meet service standards for inspection bookings will be impacted over the coming weeks, and possibly beyond.

DAWE acknowledges clients are currently experiencing delays. All efforts are being made to manage increased workloads to meet service standards, while also managing an ever-increasing biosecurity risk profile. [Read more here]

Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (AI-CECA)

It has been a long time in the making, but Australia has finally signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India. As mentioned in an article by Russel Wiese (Customs and Global Trade Law), “traders and customs brokers should not expect the interim FTA to be implemented in 2022.” [Read more here]

Government Media Releases:

Unfair Container Detention Practices

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) & Australian Peak Shippers Association Inc. (APSA) continue to be advocates when it comes to the unfair container detention practices of shipping lines, despite the unprecedented (and ongoing) industry issues. [Read more here]

COVID-19: Shanghai’s strict lockdown could have ‘massive global effects’ in supply chains

Shanghai continues with its strict lockdown. The city registered 27,719 more cases over the last 24 hours, another new record. There were 29,411 new infections across China.

The port of Shanghai continues to operate normally under a “closed loop” system where it is sealed off from the city but there have been difficulties with trucks entering and exiting, leading to delays. [Read more here]

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