ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Dec 2012In December 2012, the government of Australia announced a change in import formalities.
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Notice No. 2012/70 (in English), http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/unsignedACN.pdf
Ernst & Young Trade Watch (in English), http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Trade_Watch_March_2013/$FILE/TradeWatch_March2013.pdf
On 6 December 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service announced in Notice No. 2012/70 that the penalty unit for breaches of Commonwealth law will increase by 55 per cent from AUD 110 to 170 as of 28 December 2012. In Australian law a penalty unit is an amount of money used to compute pecuniary penalties for many breaches of statute law.