Monthly Archives: December 2013

Changes to Customs Import Processing Charges

We wish to advise that the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) has now released the much anticipated Australian Customs and Border Protection Notice No. 2013/63 (refer below link) advising of the increase to the Import Processing Charges (IPC) via a two tiered approach.

The Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2013 has been introduced into Parliament and is expected to be passed by both Houses of Parliament within the current sitting period.

Should the legislation be passed the new charges will apply from 1 January 2014.

Please take note of the new processing charges accordingly and please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

read more


Seasons Greetings from all at SILA, we hope you have an enjoyable and restful festive season.

Please take note of the following trading hours and dates of when SILA will be closed during this time.

24th December 2013 – Open from 8.30am to 1.00pm
25th December 2013 – Closed Public Holiday
26th December 2013 – Closed Public Holiday
27th December 2013 – Open
30th December 2013 – Open
31st December 2013 – Open from 8.30am to 1.00pm
1st January 2014 – Closed Public Holiday
2nd January 2014 – Re-open for business as usual
27th January 2014 – Closed Public Holiday

Emergency contact person – Simon Pepper – 0450 665 812

We trust that 2013 has been a great year for you and hope that 2014 has even better prospects.

Kind Regards

The SILA Team


read more