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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • OCTOBER-NOVEMBER • Page 3 ACAP_ MEL to HKG daily from 12 Novemberv2_ART.indd 1 11/10/2017 15:59 Western Sydney airport gets some legs ThE WEsTERN sydney Airport project, likely to be heavily used for cargo movements due to in- creasing pressure on the region’s principal facility at Kingsford smith, is making progress after a long period of planning, negotia- tion, bickering and speculation. WsA Co Ltd has been set up as a Commonwealth company, pre- scribed as a Government Business Enterprise. It will have equity of up to $5.3 billion. Paul O’sullivan, lauded as one of the country’s most experienced and successful governance lead- Paul O’Sullivan ers, has been signed up as initial chair of WsA Co. Other board names named so far by the shareholding minis- ters (Mathias Cormann and Paul Fletcher) are Fiona Balfour, Tim Eddy and Christine spring. More will be appointed later. spring has an interesting back- ground in aviation infrastructure and airport operations as well as being a civil engineer with some 20 years’ experience. she has a focus on planning and construc- tion of significant capital devel- opment projects in the aviation industry. The board’s early priorities will include recruiting a chief execu- tive and senior management as well as starting procurement for construction activities. New Zealand pilot program for time-sensitive consignments NZ Customs has been un- dertaking a pilot program aimed at accelerating the clearance of time-critical goods held in Customs Controlled Areas (CCAs). it applies to cash import entries where a Customs clearance is held pending payment of duty, gsT and charges. If the pilot proves a success after analysis of findings it will be rolled out nationwide. The trial was initiated follow- ing a discussion with a specialist CCA/broker about importing goods with a limited lifespan, making timely clearance and delivery critical. The current clearance process is that when import entries are lodged by brokers for clients with Customs deferred payment accounts and consignments are ‘delivered duty-paid’, all charges are paid by the supplier who is invoiced by the broker later. The broker submits an import entry on their broker-deferred account to ensure the charges are not passed on to the client. The TsW system (trade single window) automatically adjusts the broker-deferred entry status and changes it to a client-de- ferred entry. Neither the broker nor Cus- toms can change the entry back to broker-deferred, only to cash entry which requires payment at a Customs public counter. In the case raised with Cus- toms by the concerned broker, the only payment required was the Import Entry Transaction Fee (IETF) - duty and GsT are not applicable for these types of shipments. Customs saw that its blanket approach to clearances was not working for this customer as the shipments were time critical and needed immediate clearance. The resulting trial allows the broker to direct credit the IETF fee to Customs’ bank account. Once received, Customs ar- ranges for the delivery order and tax invoice to be sent. The broker can remove goods from their CCA out-of-hours by completing an import entry that has been processed by Customs with the response “Goods cleared from Customs pending the payment of Cus- toms charges.” This trial applies only to cash import entries where clearance is held pending payment of duty, GsT and/or charges. If a cash import entry is held or stopped for any reason other than payment required, it can- not be released. The pilot is based on R9 Ac- celerator www.r9accelerator. co.nz where the objective is to work on projects that solve major pain points for business- es and reduce their costs of dealing with government.