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Russian and Belarusian imports from 25 April 2022

The Australian Border Force has published on the Federal Register of Legislation Notice of Intention to Propose Customs Tariff Alterations (No. 4) 2022. This notice revokes and replaces Notice of Intention to Propose Customs Tariff Alterations (No. 3) 2022, which was published on 1 April 2022.

From 25 April 2022, a 35% additional duty will apply to imported goods that are produced or manufactured in Russia or Belarus. This new notice provides that for goods that have left for direct shipment to Australia from a place of manufacture or warehouse from the country of export prior to 25 April 2022, the additional duty will not be payable. It is, however, payable when goods are entered for home consumption, not when goods are entered for warehousing. This increase in duty is in line with the increases imposed by the United Kingdom and Canada.

This temporary measure is a response to Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, supported by Belarus, and is necessary for the protection of Australia’s essential security interests, not just for international but also for regional and domestic stability and security.

Please contact an Image International Freight representative, at if you have any questions regarding the information in this article.


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