These resources provide general information on cargo processes and information that will assist in use of Customs and Border Protection systems and forms for the importing and exporting of goods.
Some links direct you to the main Customs and Border Protection website. These are highlighted in bold.
Australian Customs Cargo Advices (ACCAs) - ACCAs provide details of changes to significant and relevant processes and procedures. They were developed from consultation between Customs and Industry that occurred in 2005.
Australian Customs Notices - This link goes to the main Customs and Border Protection website.
ICS Production Reports - ICS Production Reports provide a summary of a range of details concerning ICS performance and message volumes.
ICS Release Notes - Each release contains a number of changes and incident fixes. These plain English explanations of the changes aim to allow industry to better understand what has been fixed, and how it might relate to achieving or improving their business outcomes.
Complying with Customs and Border Protection - This link goes to the main Customs and Border Protection website.
This page provides details on how to comply with Customs-related law in all transactions involving the importation or exportation of goods.
Continuing Professional Development - This link goes to the main Customs and Border Protection website.
This page provides details on the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme for customs brokers.
Customs Tariff - This link goes to the main Customs and Border Protection website.
Goods imported into Australia require classification under Customs Tariff Act 1995. This page will provide links to documents that will assist in this process.
General Importer Fact Sheets - These fact sheets provide general information on importing goods.
General Exporter Fact Sheets - These fact sheets provide general information on exporting goods.
Previous News Items - This page includes previous news items from the Cargo Support front page.
Forms - A comprehensive list of cargo-related forms.
Manuals - The ICS manuals outline the policies and step-by-step processes for reporting the import and export of air and sea cargo. It also includes a module on the generic functions of the ICS.
Practice Statements - This link goes to the main Customs and Border Protection website.
Media, publications and forms - This link goes to the main Customs and Border Protection website.
Provides details of general Customs and Border Protection publications, media information and forms.
Cargo Status Confirmation Template (28.8KB) - Clients use this form as written confirmation of the status applicable to their cargo consignment.
Examination Request Template (161KB) (Word Document) (refer to ACCA 2010/01)
Guides for ICS changes and enhancements - 2008
Dynamic Reload Declaration (272KB)
Mass Update Screens Guide (363KB)
Event History Guide (504KB)
DSA Messages (204KB)