9 Items That You Should Be Checking As Part of Your Invoice Approval Process

In this post I will outline 9 items that you should be checking as part of your invoice approval process. As part of our role as a Logistics Manager we need to ensure that what we are being charged for by our freight forwarders and customs brokers are not only in line with our rate […]
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CHAFTA – duty rates decreasing Jan 1 2017

The third year of CHAFTA (China Australia Free Trade Agreement) comes into effect on 1 January 2017. As a result, the duty rate on the majority of apparel items will reduce from 3.3% to 0% for goods imported into Australia from China The amount of duty that is payable is calculated on the day the […]
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China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) to commence December 20th 2015

The China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will come into force as of December 20th 2015. As per an earlier post NOT all goods are eligible for the new rates – the notable exception being Textile, Clothing and Footwear products Imported goods that ARE eligible and arrive in Australia on or after the 20th December will be eligible […]
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Australian Customs Import Processing Fees set to Increase

The Australian Government has recently announced a change to the Import Processing Charge (IPC) as part of the 2015-16 Commonwealth Budget. The changes are effective from the 1st of January 2016 and see a standardization of the fees for all cargo channels (Air/Post and Sea) to $50 for consignments with a value between $1,000 and $10,000 […]
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Did you know the China / Australia FTA doesn’t reduce duty rates on TCF products at the time of implementation?

Although there is no official commencement date,  the The China / Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is predicted to come into force by the end of 2015. Almost all qualifying products from China will become duty free at the time the FTA commences. Textile, Clothing and Footwear products – however are a notable exception. As of […]
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Logistics Cost Reduction Tip # 3

Fix rates schedules annually but have a quarterly review process that allows flexibility to take advantage of downward fluctuations ============================================================================================== To discover 52 practical ways to reduce your logistics costs – Click Here The cost reduction tips included in this FREE document cover all aspects of logistics including international freight fowarding, customs clearance, warehousing , inventory […]
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Logistics Cost Reduction Tip # 2

Undertake a formal review of all rate schedules on an annual basis to ensure downward fluctuations in rates are realised and service provider complacency is eliminated ================================================================================================ To discover 52 practical ways to reduce your logistics costs – Click Here The cost reduction tips included in this FREE document cover all aspects of logistics including […]
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Understanding Customs Clearance Costs

As is the case with International Freight Forwarding Costs, there are a myriad of fees being charged by the customs broking companies. Apart from the universally accepted Agency Fee which represents the professional service fee to determine the correct duty rate, to create and lodge the customs entry and to coordinate the delivery of the […]
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Understanding 3rd Party Logistics Service Provider Costs

The complexity of comparing the competitiveness of one 3rd Party Logistics Service Provider’s costs against another will vary depending on the type of service that is being provided. Logistics costs can broadly be categorised under the following headings: International Freight Forwarding Customs Clearance Warehousing and Transportation Before being able to effectively evaluate these costs it […]
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