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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • APRIL-MAY 2016 • Page 7 CBFCA calls on DIBP to release all Customs Review public documents ‘as promised’ THe CUSTOMS Brokers and Forward- ers Council of Australia (CBFCA) has released its submission to the De- partment of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) review of Customs Licensing and called on the DIBP to release all submissions for public viewing and to ensure that the DIBP devotes adequate time and resources to the review, as it has ‘major consequences’ for the industry. The submission covers the aspects of licensing applicable to individual and corporate Customs brokers, cargo depots and warehouses. Commenting on the submission, Ste- phen Morris, executive director CBFCA said: “In putting forward its submission, the CBFCA’s position was that the documents were the commencement of an in-depth discussion process with the DIBP on licensing. This Licensing review, particularly in relation to its Terms of Reference, will impact the regulatory/business inter- face for a significant future period, and in the CBFCA’s opinion, to not devote the necessary time or resources to this process will have serious impacts and consequences not only for service providers in international trade logis- tics and supply chain management, but also for the DIBP, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, the Office of Transport Security, a variety of other governmental and non-governmental organisations and for importers and exporters (and other parties involved in international trade).” The CBFCA is the only not-for-prof- it industry Association that, through membership, represents the interests of individual licensed Customs brokers and corporate customs brokerages. As referenced by the DIBP at the time of release of the Terms of Ref- erence of the Review, all submissions, unless they were in confidence, would be made publicly available. The CBFCA now calls on the DIBP to release all submissions, noting that there should not be any ‘in confidence’ material that should be precluded from public scrutiny on licensing. Ontic gives B&H its AOG service okay AeROSPACe logistics provid- er B&H Worldwide has been appointed by Ontic, a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Avia- tion plc, as its specialist ware- house and inventory manage- ment company for worldwide Ontic-owned AOg support assets. A B&H dedicated, cli- mate-controlled facility at Heathrow will act as principal service centre with a central store providing a 24/7/365 operation. All items that form part of the inventory are produced by Ontic, a leading manufacturer or OeM-licensed parts, which also provides MRO services for legacy aer- ospace platforms from facilities around the globe.