Newsletter July 2023

Newsletter July 2023

Industry News

Freight Mart International reminds clients to declare production assist charges on commercial invoices

In case you missed our news.
The Australian Border Force has found discrepancies between invoices and evidence of money paid for goods, so clients need to be extra vigilant when declaring these charges.

Production assist charges include free of charge items, extra payments, tooling costs, printing plates, and design artwork.

Clients should declare these charges to their broker and include them in the customs entry.

Visit our previous announcement for more details.

Import Costs: What You Need to Know

New Biosecurity Fees and Charges

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has completed a review of biosecurity cost recovery arrangements. The new fees and charges will commence on 1st July 2023.

In the transition to the new fees and charges, you may see changes to your invoice. There will be new prices, new codes, and in some cases, new descriptions. You may also see an old and a new price list for the same service depending on when the regulatory activities were carried out.

Learn more about the new biosecurity fees and charges here.

If you have any concerns or need support managing the transition to the new prices, please do not hesitate to contact us at Freight Mart and we will be more than happy to help you regarding this.

Get To Know Our Staff

Phil Pengilly

This month let’s get to know a bit more about Phil Pengilly, our colleague from Perth.

Do you have a nickname? Just, Phil.
Which Freight Mart branch are you at? Perth.
Which year did you join Freight Mart International? I’m an OG. 2012
Favourite/Go to Snack Food? A good burger hits the spot.
Pets? My galah “ole mate” and “diesel the dog”
What do you do in your spare time? Play my PS5..
Sports – Playing or watching – both or neither? Watching AFL and NHL…
Most used App? FB and TikTok…
What was your first paying job? Hungry jacks at $5.20 an hour😂…
Who inspires you? My dad inspired me…
Biggest Fear? Flying.. and my wife 😂.
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? I dreamt of working for Freight Mart..
Favourite Books, Movie or TV shows? Manifest… gamer..
Coffee or tea? Iced coffee.
What is your most prized possession? My daughters a close 2nd to my PS5..
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? I clearly have them, working at Freight Mart 👍..
Do you have a secret talent? Juggling…
What is your workout song? Only work out I do is my arm 🍺.
What’s the top destination on your must-visit list? America to watch NHL..
What’s your most-used emoji? 👍

At Freight Mart

Employee Milestones And Celebration

Staff Milestones – Kanokporn Konthongdee 1 Year | Milton Flores 1 Year | Tony Laurendi 2 Years | Jim Pang 6 Years | Jocelyn Wah 7 Years | Kevin Chua 14 Years

Staff Birthdays – Simon Cherrill 16/07 | Hannah Coppen 28/07

Freight Mart International Attends State Conference to Stay Ahead of the Curve

The Customs team at Freight Mart International attended a state conference on 24th June, hosted by the Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA). The conference was a valuable opportunity for the team to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing customs landscape.

The conference covered a wide range of topics, including:

  • The upcoming changes to the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA)
  • The role of trusted insiders in facilitating the import of illicit substances and cash
  • The increasing costs of production assistance

The team also had the opportunity to network with other customs professionals and learn about new trends in the industry.

The Freight Mart International Customs team is grateful for the opportunity to attend the FTA conference. They believe that the knowledge and skills they gained will help them to provide their customers with the best possible service.

New Kalmar Forklift Further Enhances Customer Service!

Our fleet of three Kalmar machines — 2 x 16-tonne forklifts and 1 x reach stacker — allows us to efficiently and safely handle a wide range of products, which in turn helps us to provide our customers with a reliable, cost efficient, and timely delivery service.

Customer Satisfied With Our International Motorhome Shipping Services

Martin and his wife (Gabriele) from Switzerland recently visited our Malaysia office to express their satisfaction with the services we provided. They were particularly impressed with the speed and efficiency of the motorhome shipping that exported their motorhome from Malaysia to Australia. They also appreciated the helpfulness and professionalism of our staff.

We are grateful for Martin and Gabriele’s feedback, and we are always looking for ways to improve our services. We are glad that they were satisfied with their experience, and we hope to continue to serve them in the future.