Trade between Australia and Thailand is huge: in 2016-7 there was A$18 billion in merchandise trade between the two countries and A$3.8 billion in services trade. Are you a Thai or Australian importer and exporter wanting to transport goods between these two countries? If you are looking to organise air or sea freight to and from Thailand, TSL is here to help you out. We offer a comprehensive freight forwarding service covering everything from packing to distribution and from third-party logistics to warehousing and storage. We can ensure your goods arrive at their required destination for a fantastic price – and with minimal fuss.
TSL can help with the following operations:
Imports by air – Australia to Thailand
Imports by sea – Australia to Thailand
Imports by air – Thailand to Australia
Imports by sea – Thailand to Australia
| Thailand fact file |
Population: 69.2 million
Top trading partners: The US, China and Japan
Key goods imports from Australia: Crude petroleum, gold, aluminium, coal
Yearly goods trade with Australia: A$18bn (2016-17)
Yearly services trade with Australia: A$3.8bn (2016-17)
Free Trade Agreement with Australia?: Yes, the TAFTA and the AANZFTA.
If you want to export Australian goods into or Thai goods into Australia, you’ll need to decide whether it makes more sense to transport the items using sea or air freight services. Transporting goods to and from Thailand by plane is by far the quickest method of transportation. It will typically take 1-6 days for goods to reach their final destination. Air freight is the logical choice if your consignment is not too bulky or heavy, and if your budget is big enough to be able to invest in air transportation. To know more about imports by air from Australia to Thailand or from Thailand to Australia with TSL, please get in touch via our website or by telephone.
Import By Sea: Australia To Thailand (And Vice Versa)
Organising sea freight to and from Thailand is the best bet if you are not limited for time, if your consignment is heavy or bulky and if you are wanting to keep freight forwarding costs low. Shipping from Australia to Thailand takes around 12-25 days, depending on a number of factors such as the type of shipping container you hire, and weather conditions.
Economic Partnership Agreements
Thai and Australian importers and exporters wanting to transfer goods between Thailand and Australia benefit from two free trade agreements, the TAFTA and the AANZFTA. The TAFTA, the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement, came into force in 2005. The AANZFTA, which applies to trade between Australia/New Zealand and the countries in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), entered into force in 2010. These two agreements have eliminated the majority of tariffs for those trading between Australia and Thailand. If you’re a Thai or Australian importer and exporter, to discover the tariff you will pay when importing goods into Thailand from Australia, you can use the Australian Government’s Free Trade Agreement Portal.
If you’d like to know more about TSL’s services, please fill out our Free Freight Review and we’ll get back to you ASAP.