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No. 8 of 2015 Approvals as made
This instrument addresses the effect of sunsetting under section 50 of the Legislative Instruments Act and maintains the collection of information in accordance with subsection 64(10) of the Customs Act. It does not change the scope of information collected for the purpose of the relevant provision.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 25 Sep 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Oct-2015
Tabled Senate12-Oct-2015



Comptroller‑General of Customs Instrument of Approval No. 8 of 2015


Customs Act 1901


I, ROMAN QUAEDVLIEG, Comptroller‑General of Customs, under section 4A of the Customs Act 1901, approve the attached “NOTIFYING THE DEPARTMENT OF PARTICULARS OF CARGO REPORTERS” statement as an approved statement for the purposes of communicating electronically to the Department, particulars of a cargo reporter who has entered into an agreement or arrangement with another cargo reporter under which cargo for whose carriage the first cargo reporter is responsible is to be carried on a ship or aircraft into Australia, in accordance with subsection 64AAB(3) of that Act.


This Instrument commences on 1 October 2015.


Dated:             18 September 2015





Comptroller‑General of Customs



Approved statement ‑ Customs Act 1901 subsection 64AAB(3)


Item No.

Short title

Information required


Sender Reference

The identifier assigned by the person communicating the report to identify (and distinguish from others) the report and all subsequent amendments to the report.


Sender Reference Version

The numeric identifier assigned by the person communicating the report to identify the version of the report or sequence of related reports.


Flight No

If the report relates to a flight of an aircraft - the airline code (as allocated by the International Air Transport Association (IATA)), and flight number (as assigned by the carrier to identify the journey of the aircraft) for the flight.


Vessel ID

If the report relates to a voyage of a ship ‑ the identifier of the ship:


§  the Lloyds identification number of the ship; or

§  if the ship does not have a Lloyds identification number, the identification code allocated to the operator of the ship by the Department.


Voyage Number

If the report relates to a voyage of a ship -the unique number assigned by the principal agent of the ship for the particular journey to Australia.


Associated Cargo Reporter Identifier

The Australian Business Number (ABN), or code allocated by the Department (the Customs Client Identifier or CCID), of the cargo reporter with whom the communicator has entered an agreement or arrangement under which the cargo reporter is responsible for cargo carried on the ship or aircraft during the voyage or flight.


Freight Forwarder Indicator

If goods are being imported into Australia and are a co‑load/consolidation ‑ indicate if another cargo reporter will be providing further cargo reports.