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Cargo support

​Includes information on the Integrated Cargo System and changes to processes and policy.

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This site contains information about the Integrated Cargo System (ICS) for new clients and the processes involved in setting up to use the ICS. You will also find information on the processes and policy that support the movement and clearance of import and export cargo. This site includes regular communication about ICS enhancements and functionality as well as policy and process changes.

Latest news

July 2016

Customs licensing review – update

We are considering the scope of the current customs licensing review given recent media coverage of associated issues. This means the draft recommendations will not be released as scheduled.

We are aware of the interest in the review and look forward to continuing to work cooperatively with industry. We expect to provide further information in coming weeks.

New luxury car tax threshold

There has been an increase to the luxury car tax (LCT) threshold and the fuel-efficient car limit for the 2016-17 financial year.

The Australian Taxation Office has determined that from 1 July 2016 the following are effective:

  • LCT threshold - $64,132 (increased from $63,184)
  • Fuel-efficient car limit - $75,526 (increased from $75,375).

The new rates will be reflected in the Integrated Cargo System from Friday, 1 July 2016.

For more information go to our notice 2016/19 (55KB PDF).

April 2016

New permit validation service

We understand importing is a complex process involving multiple parties, interactions and touchpoints. Each step in the process relies on the parties involved to be highly connected.    

Our recent research shows that users of government services are increasingly choosing to engage with government through digital channels, be they online, PC, tablet or smartphone.​

For more information, see Permit validation service. ​

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