April 1, 2020

International Air Freight Support

This advice appears on the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment website.

The International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) is helping keep international freight routes and flights operating. On 3 July, the Australian Government committed $241.9 million(External link) to continue the support until the end of the year.

See the IFAM webpage(External link) for more details on the:

  • IFAM Freight Forwarders
  • flight schedules
  • additional support available

Register your interest

IFAM is prioritising high-value, time-sensitive and perishable products on outbound flights. If you rely on air freight to get these types of products to your customers, register your interest(External link).

To date, outbound IFAM flights have supported:

  • seafood (including lobsters)
  • premium red meat (including beef, lamb and pork)
  • dairy (such as fresh milk and yoghurt)
  • horticulture (such as premium fruits and packaged salad or vegetables).

What happens next

Once you’ve registered and received an acknowledgement email, contact:

  • an IFAM Freight Forwarder, or
  • your own Freight Forwarder (who will then work with an IFAM Freight Forwarder) to access IFAM support.

Read further here: International Air Freight Support Online Form

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