Are you looking to find a reliable provider to carry out air freight imports from Thailand to Australia? TSL provides a fully comprehensive freight forwarding service, covering all aspects of international freight operations. Our activities cover both sea and air freight shipping from Thailand. We are based in Melbourne, Australia, with our services extending all over the globe and spanning several industries. We can help you out with all aspects of the process. We work with businesses in both countries, helping them export and import goods and providing low-cost sea freight from Thailand, as well as low-cost air freight services.
Shipping goods on a plane is naturally the quickest way of getting them into Australia from Thailand. With TSL, air freight imports from Thailand to Australia typically take between one and six days. This method is, however, more expensive than sending it via the ocean. The total time taken will depend on a number of factors, such as where your pick-up and delivery points are, and how much inland transportation is required in each country.
Why Trade With Thailand?
There are several reasons why you may choose to do business with Thailand as an Australian company. Thailand is a regional and global manufacturing hub for vehicles, automotive components, consumer electronics and processed food and beverages. It is also a leading exporter of agricultural commodities (particularly rice, palm oil, rubber sugar and seafood).
The total merchandise trade between Australia and Thailand (covering both imports and exports) was A$11.1 billion in 2016-17. Thailand’s first trading partner is the US, which receives around 11.4% of Thai exports. The next is China; this country receives about 11% of Thai exports. Japan is third, receiving about 9.6% of Thai exports. Australia is 14th, receiving roughly 1.8% of Thai exports.
To find out more about Thailand’s trade relationship with Australia, please see this report from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. There is also some useful information about Thailand’s market profile on the Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s website.
What Can’t I Import Into Australia from Thailand?
Not all goods can be brought into Australia from overseas. Examples of restricted items are: antibiotics, cigarette lighters, pornography, pesticides and certain cosmetics. For more information, please click here.
Low-Cost Sea Freight From Thailand
Did you know that as well as offering great options for air freight shipping from Thailand to Australia, TSL can help you out with low-cost sea freight from Thailand? Transporting your goods via the sea is cheaper than carrying out air freight imports from Thailand to Australia, and is undoubtedly the best-value way of transferring goods the 6,000km or so from this huge Southeast Asian nation. Ocean cargo will usually take between 18 and 30 days to reach Australia from Thailand, and is ideal if the goods you wish to transfer are heavy or bulky. For more information about this or any other aspect of freight forwarding between Australia and Thailand, please contact TSL today.