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America to Australia Shipping – Seasonal fumigation guidelines

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

If your looking at moving freight via our America to Australia shipping services,  and New Zealand during the seasonal Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2016/2017, the below guidelines and requirements need to be met.

For Cargo travelling via America to Australia Shipping methods, according to details released on the 75-2016 – Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2016-17, The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has developed proposed measures to manage the 2016-17 seasonal risk of brown marmorated stink bug infestations in sea cargo shipped from the United States. The 2016-17 measures are largely the same as the 2015-16 measures, with season dates, treatments, and requirements for management of target goods unchanged.

There are some changes to the targeted goods. This is based on detections made and information gathered from surveillance conducted during the 2015-16 response. Before undertaking America to Australia Shipping review the 2016-17 targeted goods will:

  • include machinery parts shipped as break bulk (not containerised)
  • include machinery from additional tariffs
  • exclude lower risk goods such as small all-terrain vehicles, jet skis, canoes and buoys. AQIS Commodity codes will be created to assist with the exclusions of lower risk goods.

The final 2016-17 measures will remain in place for the entire season unless pest infestations are detected. Should this occur, the department may impose emergency requirements similar to those implemented during the 2014-15 season. The department is also monitoring the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs from other parts of the world and will develop measures if required.

The Season runs from 1stSeptember 2016 through to 30 April 2017 for america to australia shipping. Inclusive and the measures are applicable to Importers shipping Break bulk, boats, machinery, machinery parts, vehicles and containerised cargo from the United States.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2016-17

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season 2016-17

The measures will remain in place for cargo from America to Australia shipping for the entire season unless pest infestations are detected. Should this occur, the department may impose emergency requirements similar to those implemented during the 2014/2015 season. The department is also monitoring the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs from other parts of the world and will develop measures if required. Please check any current updates on the DAWR website here.

For cargo imported into New Zealand, the treatment continues as per current requirement. The treatment for NZ cargo is all the year around. Information for MPI requirements for importing of Vehicles and Machinery can be found here.


Ship a Machine

Posted on September 19th, 2016

 Where do you Need to Ship a Machine

With the Up coming Elections that seem to be hindering a return to growth for America, there is a flood of used machinery on the second hand market for the USA – so it’s time to ask the question -Where do you need to ship a machine ?

Where or where can you ship a machine ?  The downturn in the Australian Economy has been severe and for the past 18 months we have seen a huge number of Used Machinery being off shored.  Whether it be forced due to Liquidation, or companies taking survival measures to ease some cash flow pressure.  We have noticed a scarcity issue starting to appear in Australia on smaller equipment mainly in construction for road works.  This is staring a demand to ship a machine or two back into Australia’s market. Many Kiwi’s have been using us to ship a machine across the ditch for the last 3 months.  Again this is more focused on construction for a growing population, Road works and Housing, not so much commercial development but the Kiwi economy is strong. For the larger equipment we often get requests to ship a machine or packages to Karachi – an emerging economy and strong feeder region to India. India has significant restraints on trying to ensure Used Machinery is not coming in for Scrap and will infact be used for the purpose they were built. Before you consider where you might sell or ship a machine due diligence is vital.  You may originally have a $15,000 profit base from the change in currency and demand after shipping, but that can swiftly be taken away if quarantine, customs, and compliance issues come into play on discharge at destination port worldwide. All countries have their own little idiosyncrasies, in theory they are similar, but there are many market and economy protection issues also in play.  Its worthwhile having a Quick discussion about what’s involved by contacting us. I found the below article in the Wall Street Journal a Very interesting read –

Heavy-Equipment Glut Weighs on Machine Makers

a-ritchie-brothers-auction-photo-codie-mclachlan-associated-press Ritchie Bros. auction in Nisku, Alberta, on April 26. Trends toward leases and rentals are creating larger fleets of used equipment that trickle down the value chain. Machinery gluts can be lengthy because such equipment can last a quarter of a century or longer. PHOTO:CODIE MCLACHLAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Machinery users increasingly turn to secondhand gear, as global market slump persists

Used machinery is flooding the secondhand market, piling more pain on equipment makers battling slack demand from any customer that mines, moves or refines commodities amid a global slump in the value of everything from coal to corn. Instead of buying a new $500,000 bulldozer or $300,000 excavator, many construction firms and other equipment users are renting or entering longer-term leases for machines to expand their fleets or replace worn out equipment, dealers and analysts say. Dealers, in turn, are keeping smaller inventories of new wheel loaders, backhoes and other machinery. That is hurting sales for Caterpillar Inc., Volvo AB, Deere & Co. and other manufacturers. Machinery gluts can be lengthy because such high-price equipment can last a quarter-century or longer. The strong U.S. dollar also is damping demand from developing African and Asian markets that once snapped up used machines. Trends toward leases and rentals are creating larger fleets of used equipment that trickle down the value chain into a crowded secondhand market. “There’s a lot of machinery sitting around,” said Bill Yurkovic, used equipment manager for Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., a Caterpillar dealer in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Demand there for dump trucks that cost more than $1 million and other large earth-moving machinery crashed along with prices for the coal and natural gas the region produces. “It’s as bad as it’s been in my 30 years,” Mr. Yurkovic said. “A lot of renting. Not a lot of buying.” With so much equipment up for grabs, used-machinery prices are down 10% from a year ago, Caterpillar says. Its dealers also are under pressure to keep up with price discounts on competitors’ new equipment. Lower prices for new machines provide further downward pressure on used values. Auctioneers like Vancouver, British Columbia-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc.—North America’s largest—caution that equipment volumes and sale prices can be volatile from month to month. “It’s a lumpy business and you have to be very careful how you manage it,” said Ravi Saligram, chief executive of Ritchie, which last month said it planned to acquire its main rival—Pleasanton, Calif.-based IronPlanet Inc.—for $758.5 million. Rental businesses account for half of new equipment sales in the U.S., and some analysts see that climbing to 60% within five years. Rental businesses typically replace their equipment within three years, providing a consistent supply of late-model machines for the used market. “You see new people coming into an area to do a project and renting all of their equipment,” said Mark Kozik, owner of Scranton Craftsmen Inc., a Pennsylvania-based building contractor. Contractors are increasingly choosing to lease instead of buy new equipment. Leases allow them to pay less up front, especially when the manufacturers’ financing arms offer attractive lease rates—lower than the cost of shorter-term rentals. “A guy can lease a machine for a year or two and pay as little as one-third of what he could get it for as a rental,” said Frank Fowler, senior vice president of used equipment at Ring Power, a Caterpillar dealer in St. Augustine, Fla. While leasing a new construction crane or compact skid-steer loader is as good for a manufacturer’s production volume as selling it outright, a leasing splurge can create unwanted competition for new models by flooding the used market with machines. According to Barclays Research, almost 40% of construction-equipment sales financed by Deere’s credit unit are for leases, up from about 30% two years ago and double a decade ago. Half of Volvo’s financed construction-equipment sales are for leases, up from a quarter 10 years ago, according to Barclays. Volvo declined to comment on its strategy for used equipment and leases. Deere said it has recently lengthened lease terms and raised payments to drive down residual values at the end to of the leases to reflect lower prices for used equipment. Auctioneers are also seeing rising sales from the used-equipment glut. Dealerships, rental companies and equipment-fleet operators are resorting to auctions, where turnover is quick but prices are typically lower, to get rid of equipment they can’t sell themselves. Auction sales of construction and mining machinery tracked by Rouse Services of Beverly Hills, Calif., were up 19% in first half of this year from same period in 2015. The volume of equipment sold at auction rose more than a third in the first half of this year. Mike Jeffries, general manager of United Contractors, a highway-bridge builder in Iowa, has warmed to IronPlanet as a great way to update his fleet more quickly than combing through used models on dealers’ lots. “When the economy is down, that’s a good time to update equipment,” he said. “We’re trying to get rid of our older equipment and then buy newer stuff.” BUSINESS  


Changes Ship Car Australia

Posted on September 13th, 2016

A new online system see Changes You NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU Ship a car to Australia !

The Department has developed a new online system for processing vehicle import applications and issuing vehicle import decisions. ship car Australia.E

Ensure you have applied using the right form before starting the physical process to Ship a car to Australia.

Through a new online client portal, the new system will streamline the process of submitting applications and receiving decisions.  No Changes have been made as yet to the different rulings relating to the personal Imports option.  It is simply the way we go about applying for the Import Permit  before we ship a car to Australia. Ship Car Australia Changes have also been made to the paper application forms. Please note that applications will no longer be accepted using old versions of the forms. Because the Department of Infrastructure processes the Forms on a ”By Received Date Basis” it is vital to ensure you are submitting the right documentation from the outset.  A really good source of the process can be viewed on the Infrastructure site by following this link. For information on how to import a vehicle, please contact the Department at vimports@infrastructure.gov.au ship car australia Vehicle importers or their agent will need to register in the online system, when it commences, before submitting their first application. If you are planning to use an agent contact us, they must be registered on the system before you can nominate them, so please ensure that your agents are aware of these changes. Consideration needs to be given about what type of user you wish to register as, the four options are:
  • an Individual—individuals that may be considering to ship A car to Australia one or multiple vehicles; Ship Car Australia
  • a Private Agent—someone who lodges import applications on behalf of individual applicants; typically, family or friends of the applicant;
  • a Corporation/Organisation—this creates both an organisation and a corporate agent (an individual who submits applications on behalf of one specific organisation). Corporate agents are generally employees of the organisation and do not submit applications on behalf of applicants outside their organisation. Multiple corporate agents can be registered for an organisation; or
  • a Freelance Agent is what Kenter International falls under when we help you to ship a car to Australia—a person who submits applications for individuals and organisations for a fee. Freelance Agents can represent multiple organisations and/or multiple individuals.
Further information can be reviewed by clicking here

What Import Option Can I apply Under ?

The issuing of a Vehicle Import Approval may be subject to certain conditions. These conditions will be made clear when the Vehicle Import Approval is granted and may be unique to the particular vehicle. Breaching any stated conditions is an offence. Offenders may be prosecuted and fined or have their import approval revoked. Do this before ship car australia
  • This option allows for the importation of road vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1989. This option is designed to cater for the importation of older enthusiast, classic or historic vehicles.
  • This option allows migrants settling in Australia or expatriate Australian citizens returning permanently to Australia after a long period overseas, to bring their personal vehicle with them as long as it has been owned for the qualifying 12 month period.
  • This option allows road vehicles originally sourced within Australia but subsequently exported to be re-imported.
  • This option allows for the importation of road trailers that have an Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM) not more than 4.5 tonnes.
  • This option allows for the importation of vehicles intended to be used for road vehicle rallies, closed circuit road vehicle racing and vehicles designed to support road vehicle racing or rallying.
  • This option allows for the importation of vehicles which complied with the applicable Australian Design Rules (ADRs) at the time the vehicle was originally supplied to the market overseas.
  • This option allows for the importation of special purpose vehicles including city utility vehicles (fire tenders, garbage trucks, street sweepers), mobile cranes, mobile drilling rigs, and mobile plant and equipment. ship car australia
  • This option allows for the importation of motor vehicles intended to be used primarily for exhibition purposes.
  • A ‘non-road vehicle’ (often referred to as ‘non-transport equipment’ and/or ‘off-road vehicles’) refers to a vehicle not principally designed for use in transport and/or is not permitted to be driven on public roads.
  • This option allows the importation of vehicles for the purpose of having modifications, repair or other work performed on the vehicle. The vehicle is to be re-exported without being used as transport in Australia.
  • This option allows for the importation of road vehicles in either low or full volume including road trailers that weigh more than 4.5 tonnes Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM).
  • This scheme allows for the importation of vehicles for testing to meet certification standards and evaluation of performance in Australian conditions.
  • Vehicles not covered under other options may be approved with discretion in exceptional circumstances. The approval usually has conditions attached.
  • This scheme allows for the importation and supply to the market of used vehicles. Approved Registered Automotive Workshops (RAWs) import, modify and plate used vehicles in accordance with concessional standards.
  • Listing on the Register of Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles means that vehicles can be imported into Australia under the Low Volume Vehicles Scheme and the Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme. ship car australia
  • This agreement allows for the importation of road vehicles by military personnel temporarily posted to Australia under the terms of an intergovernmental agreement.
  • This ‘Carnet de Passage en Douane’ is an international agreement which allows the temporary import of a vehicle for up to 12 months by visitors to Australia. The carnet is obtained in the country of residence. Carnet is managed by Immigration and Border Protection.
The Above Information can be referred directly on the site https://infrastructure.gov.au.  Kenter International takes accepts no liability for the Import of a Vehicle that does not meet the criteria to ship a car to australia and will not physically start the process to ship a car to australia unless the Import VIA has been sighted.

How to Apply for A Vehicle Import Permit before you ship a Car to Australia ?

Register with the Department

Applications for vehicle import approvals are submitted through a secure client portal. Before submitting an application you must register with the Department. Part of the registration process includes providing photo identification (e.g. driver’s license or the identity page of the passport) to confirm that the applicant or company representative is a genuine person. Vehicle importers range from global automotive manufacturers to one-off, individual importers. You will need to select the approach that is best suited to your circumstances.

Complete and then submit your vehicle import application.

Once you have registered, you may submit your application by logging into your client portal. An overview of the process is available at the Submit your applicationpage.  And it Should be done before you Ship car australia.

Receive your vehicle import approval.

Once the Department has assessed your application, you will be notified whether your application has been approved or refused. The Department will send its decision via the email address nominated in your application. Decisions are in PDF format. If you encounter any difficulties with decision documents (including accessibility issues), you may contact the Department. If you have applied to import a vehicle under the personal import option or the letter of compliance option, you may need to plate your vehicle if you wish to register it for road use. An overview of the process is available at the Plating vehicles page. Ship Car Australia

How Long Will it Take to Get an Import Permit to ship a car to Australia ?

You will generally be notified within 20 working days of receipt of your completed vehicle import application of the decision to approve or refuse your application. The Department aims to process applications sooner than this. Circumstances that may prolong the assessment of an application include:
  • submitting an application using the paper application forms;
  • not submitting all supporting documentation with your application;
  • if your application requires technical assessment;
  • if you or your vehicle is deemed as not meeting the import option initially selected; or
  • seeking special consideration as to why you should be allowed to import your vehicle even if you or your vehicle does not meet any eligibility criteria set out in the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 or the Motor Vehicle Standards Regulations 1989.
Where you do not comply, you will be sent a query requesting additional information or provided with a Provisional Assessment, which sets out other possible options available under legislation. Ship car Australia Applicants should allow at least five working days for any additional information to be reviewed as part of an application. If the information provided is satisfactory, you will be issued with an approval to import the vehicle (Vehicle Import Approval) by email.  

NOW YOUR READY TO SHIP YOUR CAR TO AUSTRALIA !

If we applied we’ll let you know we are now getting the shipping underway, or as soon as you have received the Vehicle Import Approval let us know by sending us a copy to logistics@kenterlogistics.com.


International Freight Quote

Posted on September 9th, 2016

International Freight Quotes – Shipper beware

Not only do many businesses commit to their freight provider via their international freight quote based on price alone, they aren’t even aware of the best shipping options and serviceOnce you have your cargo collected, there’s no going back ! The issues and headaches it maybe causing you currently are:

  • Your Goods are never arriving on time to the customer, meaning more time and energy being spent on tracking where the cargo is and trying to give it a hurry along
  • Customers moving to different provider of goods because yours take a trip around the world
  • The Summer has passed and your USD20,000 boat that you are importing has arrived just in time for winter
  • Hidden costs accumulating such as interest on the costs you haven’t been paid for yet slowly but surely eating into your profit
  • A drop in currency while the goods sat on the water for 3 additional weeks and no-one thought to talk to you about hedging
  • The Car you thought would be a great drive can’t be registered in country, you are left with a loss of money but also No Car because it cant get an import permit !
  • Declining opportunities to sell into because you aren’t familiar in the destination country and have no one there to look after your interests.
Kenter helps countless different business owners and personal importers overcome the challenges associated with Importing and Exporting.  Our International Freight Quotes for Express airfreight to Heavy lift cargo is accurate and firm.  We will list all the processes, if you don’t want us to manage them all thats ok. If  you want to manage some of it we will tailor the right International Freight Quote for what you afford, and what you need to prioritize.  If you need us to manage it all and just keep you up to date, we find this places most of our customers in what we like to call the Sweet spot.  True Visibility, no hidden charges and full risk mitigation based on our real life operational experience.  On an International Freight Quote, depending on the cargo and the routing, along with the shipping method, there will be a number of different combinations of likely charges. An International Freight Quote will generally consist of the below charges : Origin Charges International Freight Destination Charges

Ready To Get Started?

Great, Here’s How It Works

  • Get in touch. Use our enquiry form to contact us about your project.
  • Phone consultation. At this stage we’ll discuss your needs and options.
  • Quote and proposal. We send you a proposal and a fixed price quote for your approval.
  • Scheduling. We check cargo readiness, vessel availability and book space.
  • Origin preparation of Cargo. We collate the export documents and schedule the various processes to get your cargo to port.
  • Shipping begins! Our team of freight managers track your project.
  • Collation and editing. Documents are collated and checked for inaccuracies with a careful eye.
  • Draft approval. Ensuring all documents meet the destination port requirements we run this past our destination freight office.
  • Revisions. If needed, you may request two rounds of revisions within 2 days. We’ll happily make any required changes at no additional cost.
  • Payment. Your Freight and Disbursement Invoices are issued within 5 days of vessel sailing, you release the funds and we pay out the various service providers and shipping line we have worked with along the way.
  • Complete! Shipping Documents and cargo are released on time and cargo delivered to the client.
If you want an international Freight quote without the BS – try working with Kenter International Today.


Overseas Shipping – Get a freight Quote today

Posted on May 18th, 2016

Overseas Shipping – Seafreight

Do you have more important processes to manage in your day to day role other than overseas shipping or International freight ? Are you looking to have one point of contact to manage and Facilitate the whole process ? Kenter Logistics has a team of woman with attention to detail, highly effective communication skills and a passion to be organised without hassle.  They can provide full service offerings such as customs clearance end to end, or just the oceanfreight component depending on the incoterms. We can communicate with your Buyer once the cargo has left to ensure you continue to give them the very best followup long after the cargo has sailed to ensure they buy from you again and again. Why not start your enquiry today ? Contact us to see if we are the right fit for you

 Sea Freight – ship overseas

From smaller consolidated LCL (Less than Container Load) shipments to large FCL (Full Container Load) shipments, Kenter partners with you to get your product where it needs to be.  We do this via our long standing relationships with all global strategic ocean freight carriers Whether you are looking for a port to port or door to door service, we offer reliable transit time consistently throughout the year. Need to move half a container, a motorcycle or a used construction machine Kenter has a range of options we can breakdown to see the most viable, price wise and transit time wise to meet your needs.

FCL (Full Container Load) Sea Freight

Our FCL option moves full containers globally. Do you have more than 12 cbm of cargo – then its time to price a full container so you can have full control over the entire container shipping process.  Transporting shipping containers when they arrive will be managed through one point of contact till your cargo arrives at your door.

Project Shipping and Bulk Break Cargos

The Machine or static cargo is wider than 2.3m? Then we need to look at RoRo shipping or Flatrack options.  We can balance out the cost of dismantle and containerization in comparison to lashing onto a flatrack and delivering underhook.  Its over 90% of our day to day business.  The ops team at Kenter have over 60 individual years on the ground, through various projects so facilitating over size, out of gauge and complex freight worldwide can be done without hassle, and for the price we quote. Our team can guide you through the process of complex, out of gauge or over dimensional sea freight movements and integration with other services across the entire supply chain. Want one point of Contact ? Why not try us once, what have you got to loose Contact Us Today  


Tradex Scheme and Import GST

Posted on April 11th, 2016

Tradex Scheme – What is it exactly ?

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Tradex and Import GST 

Under the Tradex Scheme

Eligible goods may be imported without payment of GST or customs duties, provided they are to be subsequently exported, or incorporated in other goods that are to be exported. Export must take place within one year after their entry for home consumption, or such further period as AusIndustry may approve.  This criteria under the Tradex Scheme can be difficult to manage depending on your goods transformation. Importations of Tradex goods (goods covered by the Tradex Scheme Act 1999) are non-taxable importations and, GST is therefore not payable to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Liability for GST on Tradex goods 

If you are the holder of a Tradex order and you have imported goods using your Tradex order and any of the following occur, you will have an “increasing adjustment”1 in your Business Activity Statement (BAS):
  • you “use or consume”2 the goods in Australia
  • the goods are disposed of (for example by way of sale or lease) or otherwise dealt with in any way by you for the purpose of being consumed or used by another person in Australia
  • any of the requirements of the Tradex Regulations are not complied with in respect of the goods
  • the goods are not exported within one year after their entry for home consumption or such further period as is approved by

Sales, Leases or Other Supplies

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Importing Goods to Australia

Each sale of Tradex goods in Australia under the Tradex Scheme will be a taxable supply if the seller is registered for GST or required to be registered. Sales, leases or other supplies of goods in Australia are subject to GST even if they have been imported GST free under the Tradex Scheme. If you are registered or required to be registered for GST, you will be liable to pay and account for GST on the sale or other supplies such as leases or hiring of the Tradex goods. 1.The amount of the increasing adjustment is the amount of GST that would have been payable on the importation less the amount of any input tax credit you would have been able to claim. You can claim input tax credits if you cause goods to be brought to Australia for application to your own purposes, you complete the customs formalities, and you import the goods for use in your business that is registered for GST. 2.Under the Tradex Scheme, goods are not considered to be “used or consumed”:
  • if they are used for the purpose of being inspected or exhibited before being exported
  • if their use immediately before export is incidental (e.g. product testing)
  • if they are mixed with like or other goods in Australia (this includes processing or treatment undertaken in Australia and incorporation into other goods manufactured in Australia) and then

Example 1: Sales for consumption or use in Australia

I am registered for GST. As part of my business I import goods for export. I make a non-taxable importation of goods by importing them under Tradex. If I had not used my Tradex order, the importation would have been taxable and, I would have been liable to pay $100 GST to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. My plan to export the goods does not work out, so I sell them to a purchaser, who consumes or uses them in Australia, for $1,650 (GST inclusive) as part of my business. Under the GST law I have an increasing adjustment and I also have to account for GST on the sale of the goods. The amount of the increasing adjustment is the tax that would have been payable if the importation had been taxable ($100), less any input tax credit I would have been able to claim. I would have been entitled to claim an input tax credit of $100 because I am using the goods for my business. The amount of the increasing adjustment is $100 – $100 = 0. The amount of GST I pay on the sale and account for on my BAS is 1/11th of $1,650 i.e. $150. As the goods have been sold in Australia and are no longer intended for export, I am also liable to pay Tradex duty to AusIndustry.  

Example 2: Sales to overseas customers

I import goods under Tradex and sell them to an overseas customer. I issue an invoice and then receive payment. I export the goods to the customer within 60 days of issuing the invoice and, within one year after their entry for home consumption. I make a non-taxable importation of the goods because I import them under the Tradex Scheme. I do not use, consume or otherwise dispose of the goods in Australia. I have no increasing adjustment because I have met the Tradex requirements. My sale of goods for export by me is GST-free. I account for the sale on my BAS. There is no liability for Tradex duty under these circumstances.  

Example 3: Sales to third party exporters

I make a non-taxable importation of goods by importing them under Tradex. If I had not used my Tradex order, the importation would have been taxable and, I would have been liable to pay $100 GST to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. I am the importer but not the ultimate exporter. I sell the goods to a manufacturer in Australia, who subsequently exports them incorporated in the manufactured item. I sell the goods to the manufacturer for $2,200. Under the GST law I have to account for GST on the sale of the goods and I need to pay GST on the sale and account for it on my BAS. The amount of GST I pay on the sale and account for on my BAS is 1/11th of $2,200 i.e. $200. I have no liability for Tradex duty, or for any increasing adjustment for GST, as the goods imported under Tradex have been ultimately exported. Note: this is subject to records that demonstrate traceability of the goods through the supply chain to the final point of export.

Exports Without Sale, Supply Use or Consumption 

Import Documnentation

Tradex Orders and their Relationship to your BAS

Goods imported under Tradex which are exported without being sold, supplied, used or consumed in Australia meet the Tradex requirements and have no liability for Tradex duty. These goods have no liability for GST and therefore no increasing adjustment is needed.  It’s worthwhile to see if you qualify for the Tradex Scheme. If you would like further clarification of your GST responsibilities or your obligations under GST law, contact the Australian Taxation Office on 13 28 66 or visit their Website


International Freight Forwarding to USA

Posted on April 8th, 2016

International Freight Forwarding to USA When shipping Freight to the USA its really important to cross and the t’and dot all the i’s.  While import documentation collation and meeting the USA’s ever increasingly stringent entry requirements can be time consuming at origin, port it can be extremely expensive on arrival into the USA if you don’t get it right from the start. Here is a quick glance at what you may need as part of your freight forwarding to USA Check list – Importer Security Filing completed 48hrs prior to vessel departure from Origin Port Power of Attorney nominating a Broker to act on your behalf A one off Single use Bond Copy of Passport Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles EPA Declaration Form Freight Forwarding to USALet Kenter Simplify the process, international freight forwarding , its our business  


Importing into the USA

Posted on March 14th, 2016

Importing to the USA 9 Points for the Importer of Record and the process of Reasonable care What can you do to meet requirements:

  • Investigate government requirements in regards to a specific type of product and review the U.S. importer of record requirements
  • Create a tariff database to use, it will minimise errors. Schedule a monthly review and update the database as necessary.
  • Work with a licensed expert or NVOCC/Freight Forwarder for consultation and guidance.  Having someone helping at Origin Port will save a lot of headaches.
  • Have purchase order instructions that match invoice requirements.
  • Train and provide procedures for employees to be compliant at Origin Port, Document processes for classification, valuation, certificates of origin verification, etc.. Simplify procedures
  • Review invoices and documentation to adjust for compliance.
  • Depend on more than one set of eyes. Customs Brokers can make mistakes. It is the responsibility of the business owner to review entries and create processes that reduce the possibility of re-occurrence.
  • Set up clear and comprehensive record keeping. Know the documents to be kept, how they should be stored and how long they should be kept.
International Trade around the Globe means Change, you must make sure you have an internal process that ensures compliance and that the process are updated regularly.  Shipments on a Global basis require multiple parties to work together in a streamlined manner with great communication.  Shipping is easy, Compliance is crucial, mistakes are costly.
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Clear processes and experienced partners can help make importation easier.


Roll on Roll off Shipping Rates

Posted on March 7th, 2016

Roll on Roll off Shipping Rates

For Shipping Heavy Machinery when negotiating rates if you receive a bargain on freight that’s too good to be true, it probably is.

It could cost you hundreds of dollars a day in lost dry hire revenue while your heavy machinery rides around the world on a Roll on Roll off shipping rates for 180 days because you went with the lower price but longer transit service. Service from a Freight Forwarder means ensuring freight will move along “line of least resistance”. This takes experience and commitment, not always easily achieved, but the mark of someone is how they deal with your shipment when its hit some difficulty through the supply chain, rather than when its all going well. Here’s some thoughts to consider :
  1. Theres always someone willing to ship it cheaper
Transit TIme is Money

Roll on Roll off Shipping

Managing uncertainty is part of the game in managing your freight-rate negotiations. In a supply-demand volatile industry such as this, the routing options keep moving, some shipping lines have monopoly, some shipping lines need volumes increased because they have entered a new trade lane. The role of your forwarder is to understand these changes in international machinery shipping on RORO vessels and match the best option to your goals and price point. Pricing can be changeable if there hasn’t been an independent or realistic measurement taken on heavy machinery to ship, longevity and previous service benchmarks can have a major impact over the lifetime of shipping heavy machinery as you well know.
  1. Research and Compare
Before you make that booking research market rollon roll off shipping rates, the numbers that get presented can be thousands of dollars different. Know where your estimate stands within the freight move you need completed, is there border crossing, are road permits for High and heavy cargo to pass through states. Review all relevant disbursement and freight invoices, bill of ladings, carrier contracts and accounting systems that your business accumulated in the past to benchmark your gut instincts against.  Collaborate with your freight forwarder to ship machinery roll on roll off shipping rates, ask where or how you can save on freight charges, there may be a reason someone else offered a cheaper service, it could be  3 transhipment ports along the way.
  1. Vessel Space and Availability
Naturally again this comes down to supply and demand for shipping routes. Depending on the nature of your goods, there are slow and heavier seasons and prices reflect supply and demand. With the Chinese New Year or Ramadan, for example, upsurge of Roro machinery shipping is evident at certain times of the year in preparation of these festivities or holiday seasons. With resulting space problems for cargo to get on to the vessels, rates may rise or space may mean you cant ship heavy machinery for 4 weeks. In any niche good’s “peak season” where there is a big demand for cargo, rates are high; in turn you need to adjust, and readjust, your expectations.
  1. Órigin Documentation
A real headache for your company is when they have shipped heavy machinery roll on roll off, the cargo arrives at the destination port, and your forwarder didn’t tell you that it needed a Certificate of Origin or the chassis number needed to be noted on the House Bill of Lading. Keep to your goal to be cost-saving hero without having to shoulder extra fees charged because the documentation caused you extra charges in demurrage and detention.
  1. Timely Updates
Freight managing companies can be called upon to improve the management of rates, routes, schedules and ultimately your entire contract. Choosing a reliable third party with sophisticated software tools can open your door toward selecting the freight rates and services that will more than compensate for your having made the investment in outside assistance.   Run through the scenarios for your roll on roll off shipping rates, the five minutes you take now could save you thousands, fill in the form here.  


Machinery Relocation

Posted on March 6th, 2016

Dismantle Machinery For Export

Dismantled Machinery For Export

Machinery Relocation

We work with individual clients, government departments, commercial enterprises to complete your machinery relocation seamlessly.  We specialise in organising and managing all the different supply chain processes seamlessly, happy to work alongside as part of your team short term to get the job done with the least path of resistance on its global journey.
We work with mining companies, manufacturers, dealers, OEM’s, Earthmoving companies,  to complete all their  machinery relocation requirements all Australian Ports, Internal co-ordination with various transport providers.  From Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria or South Australia, Western Australia, Kenter International will run the numbers and think outside the square to get you the result that’s important to you.  We may offer Roll on roll off solution on a main unit with a container freight option for accessories. It all depends on what it is, where it is, and where its got to get to ! Click here to fill in a rough requirement and we’ll call you with some quick questions so we make sure we offer you the right solution for your machinery relocation.
Which Direction will the Used Machinery relocation continue on ? The recent survey undertaken by the Fraser Institute of Mining in 2015 found that in Oceania regions, Western Australia is still perceived as the most attractive region for investment based on mineral and policy.  Queensland is not too far behind with its machinery relocation. Currently Kenter is seeing its client contractors using the down turn to liquidate old used machinery and ship the machines overseas into more buoyant markets, while sourcing heavy machinery for importing.  Some of our heavy machinery clients have already signaled to us  they are looking at  shipping machinery to Australia, Trade-in prices are paying top dollar for the Used equipment locally in Australia in anticipation of an increase in demand again.  These are very difficult cycles to pick when there are so many external forces effecting commodity prices so machinery relocation is constantly changing on different routes.  Agreed it will be a long time before Australia sees a boom and machinery imports at any level similar to the last 10 years, if ever and machinery relocation worldwide will stay unpredictable. Click on the link for the full report The Fraser Institute Mining Survey Report 2015