Newsletter January 2023

Newsletter January 2023

Industry News

Customs Tariff Changes – 1st January 2023

From 1st January 2023, the preferential tariff rates for some Peruvian-origin goods, RCEP-origin goods, and Indian-origin goods will be reduced.

Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA): Effective 1st January 2023, all goods originating in Peru will be subject to a tariff rate of “Free”.

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP): Effective 1st January 2023, the preferential rates of customs duty for some RCEP originating goods will be reduced to 4%, 2% or 1%.

Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA): Effective 1st January 2023, the preferential rates of customs duty on certain Indian origin goods that are not free from the 29th of December will be reduced to 3%.

Please check the Customs notice from Australian Border Force for more details.

Meet The Team

This month let’s get to know a bit more about Mathew Young, our Customer Relationship Manager from Perth headquarters.

Do you have a nickname? Barney
Favourite/Go to Snack Food? Anything Savoury
Pets? Dog
What do you do in your spare time? Catch up with Friends
Sports – Playing or watching – both or neither? Playing Golf & Watching anything to do with sport
Most used App? Sportsbet, Linkedin, Spotify
What was your first paying job? Petrol Station Attendant
Who inspires you? My family
What is your favourite Animal? Anything that doesn’t bite or sting me
Biggest Fear? Heights
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? Taller
Favourite Books, Movie or TV shows? Star Wars & James Bond Movies

At Freight Mart

Employee Milestones And Celebration

Staff Milestones

Luke Perer 3 Years | Tony Laurendi 4 Years

Staff Birthdays

Jasmin Fock 06/1 | Kevin Chua 21/1 | Mayjune Chiu 30/1

Chinese New Year Holiday Closures

Chinese New Year 2023 (Lunar New Year) will be on 22nd January, Sunday, starting a year of the Rabbit.

With the Chinese New Year approaching, we would like to remind you, our customers, that China offices, suppliers, carriers, Government services (i.e. Customs), and transport operators will be closed for the Lunar Festival (or operated by skeleton staff).

The team at Freight Mart International wishes you a prosperous New Lunar Year!

Gift Exchange

When the calendar flips to December, the whole world starts focusing on gift-giving. No matter if the main celebration of the month is a religious one, such as Christmas, or if it simply revolves around friends, food, and family, gift-giving and receiving is top of mind.

We have the same culture in Freight Mart Malaysia too. We have a Secret Santa gift exchange session, this activity becomes our routine annually. Of course, this is not compulsory. We set a budget and name what we wish to receive, and your Secret Santa will deliver to you!