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Container Weight Verification global requirements as outlined by the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) will begin being enforced as of vessels sailing on July 1, 2016.

For Importers located in Australia, please note that depending on the terms of sale with your suppliers/shippers, fees for both weighing containers and or administration for the filing of Verified Gross Mass (VGM) details with the carriers at origin may be applicable to you from this time forward.

There are no structured global fees for this VGM requirement, as obtaining the VGM is totally dependent on shipper capabilities and specific local market condition at the origin port in order to satisfy this new regulation.

Should you require more specific information or would like to discuss your individual responsibilities as an exporter, please contact your local Image International representative.

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