Import paperwork surge, shippers offer to pay farmers' biosecurity levy

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Updated February 28 2024 - 12:54pm, first published February 26 2024 - 2:03pm
Stakeholders say document assessment and inspection times continue to significantly adversely impact importers. Picture supplied.
Stakeholders say document assessment and inspection times continue to significantly adversely impact importers. Picture supplied.

New data has revealed a "significant upsurge" in import shipment paperwork awaiting approval, with the growing backlog causing "confusion and angst" amongst supply chain participants.

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Jason Gregory

National Rural Affairs Writer

National rural affairs writer for ACM's agricultural print and digital publications, covering federal politics, agri-politics and life in the regions. 2023 National Rural Press Club award winner. Send story tips to jason.gregory@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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