BR International wishes to inform all import clients of an impending adjustment to the Biosecurity ( DAFF/Quarantine) component of the entry processing fee which is imposed on all Import Declarations where the consignment value is greater than $1,000 AUD. 

The Biosecurity Cost Recovery Implementation Statement ( CRIS ) 2015-16  was released this week and outlines the redesigned Biosecurity fees which will come into effect as of December 1st, 2015.  


The relative adjustments are outlined below :-



Old Fee

New Fee

Import Declaration - Air, Customs value under $10,000



Import Declaration  - Air, Customs value over $10,000



Import Declaration - Sea, LCL, Customs value under $10,000



Import Declaration - Sea, LCL, Customs value over $ 10,000



Import Declaration - Sea,  FCL, Customs value under $10,000

$95.00 + $ 30 per additional container


Import Declaration - Sea, FCL, Customs value over $10,000

$197.60 + $ 30 per additional container



Whilst the fee for some modes of transport have risen, it is important to note that the previous “per container” charge for  FCL consignments will be replaced by a flat fee which will certainly provide significant savings where consignments include multiple containers.


BR International understands the Department of Immigration and Border Protection ( Customs ) component of the entry processing fee is also being reviewed with a targeted commencement date of 1 January, 2016. We will monitor this situation and provide updates when they develop. 


Keeping you updated,

Customs Department

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