Here you will find various pieces of information that we think will help you when you are navigating the sometimes choppy waters of Import / Export.
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Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001 the whole world is now on terror alert. The U.S. Congress adopted the Trade Act of 2002 which mandates the filing of advanced manifest data for vessels carrying goods destined for the U.S. One goal of the Act was to identify as early as possible dangerous goods that are being smuggled into the U.S. Under this Act we are required to file specific data to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) prior to loading on a vessel at a foreign port.
On October 13th, 2006, the President signed into law the SAFE Port Act which mandated that ten additional data elements should be submitted to CBP.
Most of the information we will be able to supply ourselves, but on occasion we will need your help. The Importer Security Filing (ISF) document list the additional information that needs to be submitted.
Importer Security Filing (ISF)
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
There are exceedingly stringent cleanliness requirements for Australia and similar stringent cleanliness requirements for New Zealand. Under Australia’s quarantine regulations, used Machinery or spare parts must be completely free from contamination by soil or plant material before importation.
AQIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service) have produced a number of checklists and guidance documentation regarding the cleaning of specific types of machinery.
Aquis Machinery Brochure
A collection of informational checklists for this region is available below: