Category: Trade News

Trade News

This section outlines the trade news listed on the JTM cargo website. It has a range of various articles online for our clients to read over and keep up to date with the trade news.

The shipping lines have recently introduced a policy of delivering empty containers direct to the wharf terminals rather than the traditional empty container park. These policies will deliver significant cost savings to all the shipping lines however their application has resulted in additional charges to the transport operators


New Benefits for JTM CARGO as an Australian Trusted Trader

JTM Cargo Management was privileged to be part of the last Australian Trusted Trader 2018 Symposium,at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne. Here there were not only discussions focused around...

Federal Budget 2018/2019 Guide

Federal Budget 2018/2019 guide for international trade professionals There was a time when customs tariffs accounted for 80% of the Commonwealth Government’s revenue.  Whilst this is no longer the...
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GST on low value imported goods

Dear Valued Client, From 1 July 2018, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will apply to overseas sales of low value goods to consumers in Australia, where the goods...


Dear Valued Client, JTM Cargo Management wishes to advise clients that with immediate effect the Indian Customs Authority has made it mandatory to declare the below details on the...
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Mandatory treatment for containerised goods from Italy

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has found significant numbers of BMSB on arrival in Australia in various types of containerised goods arriving from Italy. These detections indicate...
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New empty container de-hire regime

MAERSK Line’s announced that it would change its empty container de-hire regime. It could add between $80 and $200 per container to existing transport and delivery costs, according to...

New Australia-China international trade facilitation

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton and Minister of China Customs Yu Guangzhou, signed a landmark Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) between Australia and the People’s Republic...

Emergency Measures -Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs risk season

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources announced and  initiated emergency measures in response to large number of interceptions of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (Halyomorpha halys, BMSB) including four...

Timber, wooden articles, bamboo and related products

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (Quarantine) has provided the industry with a new implementation date of the 1st of September 2017. The delay of the implementation of the revised requirements...