Australia – Strike update

29 September, 2016

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, asks us to inform the designated operators of other Union member countries that the industrial action by staff of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Department of Agriculture, responsible for overseeing customs clearance at all inbound offices of exchange in Australia, has been extended until 16 October 2016.

EMS products are being prioritized and are still being processed on time at this stage. The randomness of the industrial action makes it extremely difficult to plan for contingencies, as customs staff can walk out with just 30 minutes' notice. As time goes on, delays on inbound leg 2 are to be expected for all products.

Australia Post thanks all member countries for their understanding.