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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.
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 –
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
- ship car australia 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.
- 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.
- ship car australia 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.
- This agreement allows for the importation of road vehicles by military personnel temporarily posted to Australia under the terms of an intergovernmental agreement.
- Immigration and Border Protection. 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
How to Apply for A Vehicle Import Permit before you ship a Car to Australia ?
Register with the DepartmentApplications 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.
- If you are an individual: If you are an individual, an overview of the process is available at the Registration for individuals page.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 service. Once 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.
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.
Overseas Shipping – Get a freight Quote today
Posted on May 18th, 2016
Overseas Shipping – SeafreightDo 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 overseasFrom 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 FreightOur 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 CargosThe 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 ?
Under the Tradex SchemeEligible 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 goodsIf 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 SuppliesEach 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 AustraliaI 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 customersI 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 exportersI 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 ConsumptionGoods 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 Let 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
- Save the link to the online Harmonized Tariff Schedule for reference.
- 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.
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 :
- Theres always someone willing to ship it cheaper
- Research and Compare
- Vessel Space and Availability
- Órigin Documentation
- Timely Updates
Posted on March 6th, 2016