Import Fees set to rise

by on 09 August 2012

Customs and biosecurity fees on imports and exports are set to jump about 20% to help fund the first tranche of a new computer system which will cost $204 million to build and run until 2021.

The fees are typically passed straight on to importers and exporters.

Consumers who purchased any item worth more than $400 ( on – line buyers ) would have to pay an import entry transaction fee of $46.89, up from $38.00, as well as any duty / GST, under the proposal released. A lower threshold applies to items that attract higher duties, such as clothing and footwear.

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