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We build trust – By taking personal responsibility and acting with honesty and integrity in all our dealings.
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We look for creative solutions – By assuming there is always a better way and striving to find it.
We embrace technology – By constantly seeking to utilise technology to the fullest extent possible to enhance the way we and our clients work. Making systems work for us so we can concentrate on tailoring solutions.
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- Air freight
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- PO management
- Buyers consolidations
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- Warehousing and distribution
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- Product sourcing
- Project cargo
- Cargo insurance
- Cross trade shipments
Find out more information about any of these services by contacting our team today.
Southern Cross Cargo is an Australian owned and operated freight forwarding company with offices in Brisbane and Sydney. We have gathered together a team of dedicated professionals, committed to finding solutions for your logistics needs. We understand the importance of looking after our people. We’re committed to creating a brilliant workplace for our team. We believe we’ll only achieve our company vision if we get this right. We are focused on finding and keeping the best talent, investing in our people so everyone can be the best they can.
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Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Please be advised that the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) enters into force on 11 February 2020.
From this date tariffs for 96 per cent of tariff lines for goods produced in Peru will be removed.
Like Australia’s other FTA’s the PAFTA has it’s own set of rules of origin to determine whether goods are considered originating goods.
Goods may be considered Peru originating goods if they are:
1. wholly obtained or produced in Peru:
2. produced in Peru exclusively from originating materials;
3. produced in Peru using non originating materials provided they meet the Product Specific Rules of Origin.
Unlike the Australia-China FTA there is no requirement for a third party certification. Declaration of compliance by the supplier is sufficient provided the declaration meets Minimum Data Requirements.
Full details can be found at the Dept. of Foreign Affairs website https://dfat.gov.au/trade/agreements/in-force/pafta/Pages/peru-australia-fta.aspx
Please do not hesitate to contact a member of your Southern Cross Customs Team if you need any further information or assistance with the requirements of the new FTA.
Coronavirus Update – managing your orders
Further to our recent bulletin on this subject, our China partners are still in plans to be back up and running Monday 10th February, most of the staff although not able to make it back the office at the moment are online at home and making preparations to move cargo once the Chinese Government makes appropriate announcements.
In the meantime to help progress shipments when cargo starts to move please get in touch with your manufacturer’s to check their dates for when production might be back to an optimum level and make it very clear with them as to which orders are your priority. If they can produce in line with your order needs it will lessen any impacts on your supply chain. Similarly to all of our customers please alert our customer service teams of your priority of orders so we can also have the necessary dialogue with the shippers. We are always here to work with you and in particular during challenging times it is important that our communication with each other is extended further, the more you can share with us on your orders the better we can assist.
For any enquiries contact us at email@example.com
Coronavirus Update – Chinese New Year Extended
As a result of the Coronavirus the Chinese Central Government has extended the Lunar New Year Holiday to Monday February 3rd and there are indications some regions within China will be extended to Monday February 10th. Our China partners will be working online during this period and making every possible effort to minimise further impacts on your business.
As a result of the changes we are expecting an increase in blank sailings and also for freight rates to remain higher post Chinese New Year, traditionally rates remain high only for a short period post CNY but this will likely be extended due to increased backlogs.
We will keep you informed of changes and news as it comes to hand.
- Incoterms 2020
- Important changes
- Must read
Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement
- HK Free Trade Agreement
- SCC Bulletin HKFreeTrade 2020
Biosecurity 2020 Increases
- 2020 rates increasing
- Full import declarations