Reporter: The new Customs and Excise Bill means Customs will no longer be able to demand that people entering the country hand over the passwords to their devices without reasonable cause. Although, is that a change?
GST on physical ‘low value’ goods
This is likely to have the most impact on New Zealand exporters. The new GST tax applies to ‘low value imported goods’ – this means physical goods. Physical goods under AU$1,000 are currently subject to GST.
For some time we have been looking to identify the potential long-term impact of 3D printing on the movement of goods in the supply chain but now manufacturers and transport providers are being warned of how the criminal fraternity are using the technology to help steal goods from containers.
An online shipper/truck operator matching service recently launched by New Zealand startup, TNX, is reportedly delivering 10% cost savings to the former while also reducing the 40% under-utilisation of vehicles said to currently be commonplace for the latter.
The circumstances were that in mid- July a freight forwarder filed a pre-receival advice to DP World Australia at West Swanson Dock in Melbourne, and while doing so made a typo error with the VGM, missing out a “zero” numeral.
A number of CBAFF members have raised concerns recently about delays with New Zealand Customs releasing shipments.
Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) secretary general Chris Welsh has announced his organisation aims to stamp out shipping surcharges within five years.
What is this about?
To import food into New Zealand (NZ) you need to apply and get clearance from both NZ Customs and the MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries).
What is this about?
To import food into New Zealand (NZ) for sale individuals need to understand and comply with requirements under the Food Act 2014. This guidance will help you with this.
The container shipping industry had one of its worst years in 2016. In his Editor’s Insight, Nevil Gibson says a recovery is underway and that’s good news for importers and exporters. Nevil Gibson joins me now. How bad was 2016 for container shippers?