Service, Regulatory Updates and Important Notifications
Dubai Airports has announced scheduled maintenance for the southern runway at Dubai International Airport (DXB) from April 16 to May 30, 2019. All cargo and commercial airlines will reduce their operations at DXB during this period, resulting in changes to the flight schedules of FedEx and other cargo and commercial flights.
Due to the temporary closure, FedEx shipments that normally transit through or travel to and from DXB may experience service delays. We have put operational contingency plans in place to minimize the service impact.
Please call your local Customer Service team to obtain the latest transit time information or status of your package.
As part of the planning process and to ensure the appropriate corporate set up is in place to support the integration of FedEx Express and TNT, Federal Express Pacific LLC, New Zealand Branch will transfer all its business in New Zealand to FedEx Express New Zealand effective April 1, 2019 (subject to regulatory and other clearances).
There will be no change to our services and operations as a result of this transfer. Our service commitments to our customers also remain unchanged. All existing business terms remain the same, except for the contracting entity. Your Sales representative will be in touch if we need to amend your contract.
If you have any further questions, please reach out to your regular contact at FedEx Express.
We look forward to continuing to deliver the same outstanding service you expect from the FedEx Express brand.
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Shipping Regulatory Update
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice on an increase in Section 301 tariffs on US $200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10 percent to 25 percent as of 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on May 10, 2019.
The impacted categories of goods can be found from the link below: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2018-Oct/Section301_HTSUS_Ref-Guide_Oct2-2018.pdf
On May 13, China announced its decision to raise the tariff rate imposed on some imported U.S. products as of June 1, 2019. China had earlier imposed additional tariffs on US $60 billion worth of U.S. imports. The additional tariff rates on some products will be increased to 25 percent, 20 percent, and 10 percent. Those commodities with a 5 percent tariff rate will remain 5 percent.
The impacted categories of goods can be viewed on the below link (For your reference): http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201905/t20190513_3256788.html
There is no change on the shipping process and documents required. However, if you need further assistance, please contact your Sales Representative, call our Customer Service Hotline at 0800.733.339 (Toll Free).
From 1 July 2018, the Australian Government will introduce a 10% goods and services tax (GST) on the sale of goods valued at AUD1,000 or less, which have been imported into Australia by consumers.
This new legislation also requires merchants to provide relevant tax information to the transporter of low value goods. FedEx will collect this information electronically via its FedEx shipping software programs. Please click here for the shipping guide on low value goods to Australia.
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