Chinese New Year 2016 - Year of the Fire Monkey
Gong xi fa cai! (Or Kung hei fat choy! if you're speaking Cantonese.) welcome, the year of the fire monkey. Please note the below Chinese New Year holiday season country reference dates. Our origin offices will be operating with skeleton staff over the holiday season.
CHAFTA - China Australian Free Trade Agreement
The new China Australia free trade agreement has taken effect as of 20th December 2015.
Claiming CHAFTA, will be subject to the importer being able to provide a “certificate of origin / free trade agreement” at time of importation. This certificate can be obtained from the below authorities.
- AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) where the actual certificates will be issued by provincial Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaus, which are administered by AQSIQ; and
- CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade)
Conversely, for Suppliers exporting to China the below export bodies will produce required certificate of origin:
- The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- The Australian Industry Group and affiliated bodies and
- The Australian Grape and Wine Authority.
Singapore Airlines launches Capital Express route
Singapore Airlines reported new services flying to and from Canberra. Aviation experts say Singapore Airlines would be the most logical airline to step into the Canberra market.
The company may soon operate direct flights from Canberra to Singapore with a connecting flight to Wellington. With a possible Four weekly flights using an Airbus A330 would run between Singapore and Canberra, with the same service used to run a return flight between Canberra and Wellington.
WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION
3PL – Third Party Logistics
The increased need for business outsourcing logistic operations, in order to emphasize on their main business operations is a key factor for driving the growth and need for third party logistics (3PL) globally. The growth of online retailing, off-shore manufacturing and increase demand in faster delivery and turn around time delivery and emergence of industry specific logistic services is also driving this growth of the global market.
3PL services range from a simple unpack and storage solution to pick & pack and distribution throughout Australia and the world.
Can 3PL assist?
Affordable warehousing costs, inventory reporting and knowledge of exactly what product items are available at your finger tips. High grade facilities and system solutions. Pick and pack, local or world wide freight distribution. Storage and handling of all items from perishables to heavy machinery and parts. Notification Alerts when stock items are low. Express delivery to your clientele with fast turn around time from order to final delivery and much more.
Our customized services can cater for your business needs to work with you to provide the solution to cater for all your warehousing and distribution needs.
We offer a simple and affordable solution, reducing you’re cost and increasing your resources.
Please contact our team to go over any requirements and see where we can help your business today.