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To Our Valued Customer,
As per our previous notifications, 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. As we now approach the final 7 days before the cessation of the old packing declaration format, BR International would like to remind you that any packing declarations presented in the old format will not be accepted by the DAWR from June 16, 2017.
Whilst we would expect that all overseas suppliers have now been informed of the new packing declaration format, we are still receiving numerous declarations in the old format. This is creating clearance delays as our Customs team are forced to chase replacement declarations. Such delays could potentially result in additional storage costs. In view of this, it is extremely important to ensure your suppliers are aware of this change and only using the new format.
We again attach templates of the new formats, one for annual packing declarations and one for consignment specific packing declarations.
Current annual packing declarations with an expiry date up to June 16, 2017 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 Team
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