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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • DECEmbEr - JANuAry 2016 • Page 17 “Wholly Originating” status for Chinese imported goods • Ensuring that the correct seals from the Chinese authorities are on Chinese CoO • Different treatment on con- signment of “originating goods” through HK as between Australian and Chinese authorities • The availability of “retrospec- tive” CoO from Chinese author- ities to allow a claim preference and secure a refund after goods have been imported into Australia Answers on these issues can be found through the DFAT, DIbP and HK Customs sources identified above. It really is important to re- view these sources carefully as the DIbP has not signalled an intent to allow any leniency in the issue of penalties or infringement notices in claiming ChAFTA preference. This is surprising, given the provi- sions of ChAFTA which appear to dictate such an approach for inad- vertent breaches. Still as we say, ask first and seek a ruling if there are any issues in doubt. We now wait to see which of the proposed FTA comes “on line” next. The TPP is complete but the implementation in so many countries may take some time. From comments by the minister for Trade and Investment and DFAT late in 2015, the completion of the FTA with India is close along with the regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and “PACEr Plus”. This will require implementation work to be under- taken urgently, in some detail and in a collaborative fashion between Government agencies and indus- try. I would hope that early in 2016 DFAT and the DIbP would convene a meeting with industry to map out a process so that the terms of FTAs and the necessary implemen- tation information are co – devel- oped and released at the earliest opportunity and well before the FTAs come into effect Infrastructure boost for Papua INDONESIAN president Joko Widodo has promised to invest heavily on infrastructure in the poorly-developed provinces of Papua and West Papua. This will include improvement of the region’s airports, acknowledging distribution of supplies by air cargo is important in an area that currently has inadequate road access. roads will also be upgraded and at least one major port built, while a rail network with a short commissioning deadline also is planned. Amazon to boost Ohio’s air cargo status An Amazon fulfilment centre OHIO’s geographic location and a state enthusiasm for encouraging logistics investment have seen the area around rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus thrive as a cargo hub. This status is likely to be further enhanced by Amazon’s announcement that it is to open two large, new fulfilment centres. Together they will cover more than 1.8 million square feet and bring more than 2000 jobs to the region. The big- ger of the two will be in Obetz Village and the smaller in Etna Township. rickenbacker is a major cargo air- port, prime base for specialist cargo carrier AirNet II and a hub for Amerijet International. Other freight operators using it on a scheduled basis include Cargolux, Cathay Pacific, Emirates SkyCargo, FedEx, Kalitta and uPS. “We are excited to welcome this investment to Etna, Obetz, the rick- enbacker area, and Ohio,” said Kenny mcDonald, chief executive of Colum- bus 2020. “We look forward to working with Amazon and integrating its new cen- tres fully within the Columbus region’s diverse logistics cluster so that they can continue to successfully service their customers all over the uS.” Coastal call- sign changes COASTAL patrol aircraft operating on behalf of the Australian border Force have ditched the old ‘Customs’ call-sign and are now identifying as ‘border Force’ followed by a number. The Coastwatch service is flown by Surveillance Australia, an Adelaide-based company owned by National Jet Systems, part of the Cobham group which is also very active in Australian FIFO operations. It has a fleet of primarily Dash-8 aircraft of differing models.