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Australia: New Information on the Temporary Import of Goods on Smallcraft

By Val Ellis last modified Aug 04, 2012 11:10 AM

Published: 2012-08-04 11:10:51
Countries: Australia

Posted 4th August 2012

Our thanks to Nick Martin of World Crusing Club for passing on this information.

This latest information has been received from
Damon Lawler
Border Operations Supervisor
Mackay District Office
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

As of 27/02/2012 a new system is in place to facilitate temporary imports (if the security amount is less than $50,000)

The Broker can refer to Cargo Advice Notice 2012/01 for more information

If the owner of the goods is a tourist, then the Broker can lodge an import declaration with treatment code 352. This will generate a new question with the ability to reference the yacht details. The goods will then be clear for import under the condition that they are re-exported.

At the port of departure, the import declaration must be presented to the Customs boarding officer. The officer will write on the clearance "Goods to be exported" and will send a copy of this to the Customs Import Security section.

This will confirm the goods have been exported which will acquit the need for payment of the security.

The owner of the goods will need to establish proof of temporary status with the Broker, as the Broker will not have access to data showing details of yacht arrivals and departures.

If further assistance is required, call the Customs cargo team direct on 07 3835 3378 (Mackay District Office)