Reports are emerging of some carriers and other supply chain service providers imposing “exorbitant and unjustified charges” in particularly Asia and Africa following the July 1 enactment of the new verified gross mass (VGM) regulations for packed containers.
Contrastingly, New Zealand Shippers& ...
New Zealand exporters seeking financial protection against the non-payment by a customer could find themselves eligible for trade insurance from the New Zealand Export Credit Office (NZECO).
As advised earlier and as constantly reported in industry press the new Mandatory Cargo Weighing Laws become effective around the globe on 1st July this year.
This law is referred to as V.G ...
The freight forwarding charges debate here in New Zealand, as discussed in the past, has probably come to a head with the statement by the Commerce Commission that “it is not the commission’s role to enforce “-->
Importers were warned this week by the Ministry of Primary Industries to a situation that has arisen for one of the importers, the outcome of which may need to be considered by others.
The reference 75 concession allows entry of presents or gifts except tobacco products sent from abroad to a resident in New Zealand:
(i) Not exceeding $110 in total value – Free
(ii) Exceeding $110 in total value, on the excess over $110 – The rates of duty applicable to the goods as set out in Part I of the Tariff. (see examples below)
This concession is intended to cover gifts of a personal nature. A gift is considered to be personal if it:
The researchers’ investigations found 20% of the containers sampled had gas concentrations above safe levels. In the worst case, methyl bromide was found in one container at a level of 50,000 parts per billion — 100 times more than the safe level.
In the past, the major consideration for exporters has been the legislative requirements surrounding the disposal of packaging waste. Driven by the European Union (EU), member countries have developed stringent legislation governing the disposal of packaging waste.
The burden falls on those responsible for bringing the produc ...
False import charges have become an endemic issue in the local freight forwarding industry with only a limited number of operators excluded from the practice, according to a stakeholder who approached the Shipping Gazette™ following last week’s article on the issue.
“There would be very few in the industry who don’t know about these charges or, at the least, have been a victim of the charges — whether inflated port security charges (PSCs) or additional named charges that don’t necessarily exist such as ‘ATF compliance fees’ or “biosecurity fees’,” he said.
Starting from 1st July 2016, a packed container will no longer be all ...