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Cost of importing goods

​​Import processing charge

The Australian Border Force (ABF) apply an import processing charge (IPC) if an import declaration is made. For current IPC rates, see Australian Customs Notice No. 2015/44.

Goods imported under Status of Forces Agreements (SOFA) are exempt from the IPC. For further information on SOFA and IPCs, see Australian Customs Notice No. 2017/42.

The ABF collects the biosecurity cost recovery charge (AQIS or biosecurity charge) on imported goods if an import declaration is made, on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. For further information about this charge, see Australian Customs Notice No. 2019/44.