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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

August 2015

Protected industrial action planned for Monday, 3 and 4 August 2015 by staff who are CPSU members

More information is available on Travellers and clients – interruption to services 3 and 4 August 2015.

July 2015

CPI adjustments on certain beer, spirits and fuel products - operative on August 2015

Rates of duty for certain beer, spirits and fuel products will increase from 1 August 2015, in line with movements in the Consumer Price Index.

Further information is available from the following page CPI adjustments – operative on and from 1 August 2015 (93KB PDF). These changes will be reflected in the tariff working pages.

Launch of pilot phase of Australian Trusted Trader programme

Today the Assistant Minister formally launched the pilot phase of Australian Trusted Trader. For more information on the programme and benefits for Australian businesses see Australian Trusted Trader.

Increase to the luxury car tax threshold

There has been an increase to the luxury car tax (LCT) threshold limit for the 2015-16 financial year.

The Australian Taxation Office has determined that from 1 July 2015 the following are effective:

  • LCT Threshold $63,184 (increased from $61,884)
  • Fuel efficient vehicle limit $75,375 (unchanged)

The new rates will be reflected in the Integrated Cargo System from Wednesday, 1 July 2015.

For more information see ACN 2015/20.

June 2015

Renewal of Customs Brokers Licences

ACBPN 2015/01 completed renewal applications will only be accepted up until the close of business (COB) on Monday, 29 June 2015 (the due date). Payments that are not cleared by COB on the due date will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

New website - www.border.gov.au

To support the integration of Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, a new website will be launched at www.border.gov.au. From this date, internet searches for the immi.gov.au and customs.gov.au homepages will be indefinitely redirected to the new address.

Further information about this change can be found within ACN 2015/22.

Rebranding of ICS screens and prints

As of 1 July 2015 the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will merge to form an integrated Department of Immigration and Border Protection. As a consequence of this merger the ICS will require some cosmetic changes to the Customs Interactive (CI) and prints and reports generated from the ICS.

Further information about this change can be found within Australian Customs Cargo Advice 2015/04.

​​​​​​​Amendment of Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) Identifier

Direct debit users of the ICS should note that our APCA ID will change prior to 1 July 2015. This is due to the merger between the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. No action is required by current direct debit users.

Further information about this change can be found within Australian Customs Notice 2015/21.  

April 2015

Expressions of interest - industry focus groups

Prohibited Imports review team will be having several forums to step through the approach to the review and to explore any specific impacts to industry. If you are interested in participating, please visit Regulated Trade Policy Review.

March 2015

Commencement of the new Customs Regulation 2015 and Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015

The Customs Regulation 2015 and Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015 take effect from 1 April 2015. These regulations remake the Customs Regulations 1926 which sunset on the same date. Further information about this change can be found within ACN 2015/14.

Enquiries about the introduction of the new regulations can be made to regulationsreview@border.gov.au.

February 2015

Customs Regulation 2015

We are seeking industry and the community’s views on the draft Customs Regulation 2015. Submissions close midnight 25 February 2015. If you have any questions or comments, email regulationsreview@border.gov.au.

 

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