Trade between Australia and Vietnam is worth billions: in 2017 there was AU$9.7 billion in merchandise trade between the two countries, and AU$3.5 billion in services trade. Are you a Vietnamese or Australian importer and exporter wanting to transport goods between these two countries? If you need to organise air or sea freight to and from Vietnam, TSL is here to help you out. We provide a comprehensive freight forwarding service covering everything from packing to distribution, and from third-party logistics to warehousing and storage. We’ll 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 or sea – Australia -> Vietnam
Imports by air or sea – Vietnam -> Australia

 Vietnam fact file
 Capital: Hanoi
 Population: 93 million
 Top import sources: China, Republic of Korea and Japan
 Key goods imports from Australia: Telecommunications equipment, footwear, monitors/projectors/TVs
 Key services imports from Australia: Education-related travel and personal travel
 Yearly goods trade with Australia: AU$9.7bn (2017)
 Yearly services trade with Australia: AU$3.5bn (2017)
 Free Trade Agreement with Australia?: Yes, the AANZFTA


Import By Air: Australia To Vietnam (And Vice Versa)

If you want to export Australian goods into Vietnam or Vietnamese goods into Australia, you’ll need to decide whether it makes more sense to transport items using sea or air freight. Transporting goods to and from Vietnam 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 Vietnam or from Vietnam to Australia with TSL, please get in touch via our website or by telephone.

Import By Sea: Australia To Vietnam (And Vice Versa)

Organising sea freight to and from Vietnam 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 Vietnam takes around 20-30 days, depending on a number of factors (e.g. the type of shipping container you hire; weather conditions).

Economic Partnership Agreements

Vietnamese and Australian importers and exporters wanting to transfer goods between Vietnam and Australia benefit from the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA). The AANZFTA has eliminated many of the import tariffs for trade between these two countries since it came into force in 2010. This pact has brought tariff reductions and greater certainty for suppliers of services and investors. The countries of the ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations), which includes Vietnam, belong to one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world.


At the time of writing, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) had also just been signed but was not yet in force. This agreement covers Australia and Vietnam, along with nine other countries. You can find out the latest about Australia’s current free trade agreements from the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

If you’re a Vietnamese or Australian importer and exporter, you can find out more about the tariff you will pay when importing goods into Vietnam from Australia by using the Australian Government’s Free Trade Agreement Portal.

To know more about TSL’s services, please fill out our Free Freight Review and we’ll get back to you ASAP.