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As advised earlier this year, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ( DAWR ) implemented new packing declaration formats in June 2016 for all containerised sea freight consignments arriving into Australia.  We would like to inform you that any packing declarations presented in the old format will not be accepted by the DAWR from June 16, 2017. Many BRi Customs clearance clients have updated their expiring annual packing declarations ( APD ) with the new format and are therefore covered.  We are however still receiving some consignment specific packing declarations in the old format. While these will still be acceptable for another six months,  we strongly recommend that all suppliers be reminded of the change in format and commence utilising the new format immediately.

We attach templates of the new formats, one for annual packing declarations and one for consignment specific packing declarations.

Current annual packing declarations will remain valid however they will need to be replaced with the new format upon expiration.

Please feel free to contact your BRi customer service or Customs representative should you have further enquiries relating to this matter.


Keeping you updated,

BRi Customs Department

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