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70. Record Customs Cocaine Seizure of 1.4Tonnes

After almost three years of international investigation from several oceanic nations, six men (aged between 32 and 66) have been charged with the importation of 1.4 tonnes of cocaine (the largest seizure in Australian history). According to the s

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67. Tasmania's Hope of the East Asia Market

To capitalize on the recent free trade agreements with Japan (JAEPA - 15th January, 2015), Korea (KAFTA - 12th December, 2014) and China (ChAFTA - 20th December, 2015), a trade delegation including representatives from several Tasmanian industries wi

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66. Non-Tariff Measures Priority Under ChAFTA

As the Chinese-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) continues to move forward, negotiations for safer and higher standard regulations to be put in place for trade. The Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, MP Keith Pitt, has st

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63. 7000 Tariffs Cut Under ChAFTA

As of the 1st of 2017, 7000 tariff cuts under ChAFTA came into effect. These cuts include products such as Australian bottled wine, ice cream, seafood, fruit, live meat, etc. most of which are now at the halfway point of the ChAFTA's tariffs dismantl

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61. Port of Mourilyan's Magnetite Success

After only eight months, a second shipment of iron ore has shipped from the Port of Mourilyan (near Innisfail), carrying over 21,000 tonnes of magnetite from the Tablelands Mining Group Mt Ruby mine. Back in April of this year, the company exported 2

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59. DAWR Accepts Wellard's Live Stock ESCAS

Australian Rural Export company Wellard have just received ESCAS approval in China from the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR). The approval has meant Wellard is expected to begin trading their live exports within the fir

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55. Testing Times for the ABF

25 Tonnes of ammunition casings and 6 hand grenades were discovered several days ago at Melbourne Gateway Facility after Australian Border Force officers examined the package via x-ray.
Firearm experts were brought to safely check the cargo, h

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54. Trans-Pacific Uncertainty

On the 4th February, 2016, one of the most important free trade agreements in Australia's history began it's 2 ratification period. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is agreement that will cut over 18,000 tariffs between 12 pacific rim countries includin

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53. Australia's Freight Strategy

This morning, the Coalition Government announced the developed of a freight supply chain strategy to support Australian's booming freight industry. According to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester, the demands of freight have

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51. New Records for the Australian Forestry Industry

A recent report by The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) have found that the low shipping costs of the last financial has been among the major stimulators for improved conditions in the Australian forestry

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