The Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS) have announced major changes to the current Packing & Treatment Declaration requirements to be effective for consignments arriving in Australia on or after 1st August 2009. The changes are an important initiative supporting risk assessments of imported cargo and non-commodity concerns.
Packing and Treatment Declarations are required to be completed by treatment service providers, suppliers or packers, as appropriate, for consignments imported into Australia by ocean freight.
More detailed information concerning the changes to this policy can be reviewed at the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service website: http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/import/general-info/ian/09/23-2009
Source: DHL Global