Back in July, 2014 I wrote with some dismay of the end of the Customs’ bi-annual Compliance Update.
Well, credit where credit’s due, a new iteration of the old Compliance Update has been reintroduced. Called the Goods Compliance Update it is to be released quarterly and will report on many and varied compliance matters and statistics.
In its inaugural edition, the newly appointed Commander Customs Compliance, Erin Dale, advised:
“I understand that in the past useful information and communication products were provided to assist industry to understand areas of compliance focus and to enable increased levels of voluntary compliance. In particular, we received feedback on the usefulness of the former Compliance Update that was published on the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service’s website until June 2014. I am therefore undertaking to provide information on our goods compliance programme through the new Goods Compliance Update.”
In that first edition Customs provided compliance results, information about common areas of non-compliance, links to useful resources and points of contact.
Should you need more information on how this report please call contact Rob Crabtree on 0412-050-744 or Brett Greedy 0412-146-615.