If you’re looking to expand your business network and sell products in Asia, why not export to India by sea or air with TSL? India has a youthful population of 1.3 billion people, and an aspirational middle class who are heavy internet users – your potential buyers. This combined with a diversified economy and strong growth trajectory makes India highly suitable for trade with Australian businesses. Areas with opportunities for trade include tourism, education, energy, healthcare, sport, agriculture and infrastructure.
If you’re looking to secure low-cost sea freight to India with a reputable and reliable logistics company, get in touch with one TSL’s team today. We’ll organise every aspect of the freight forwarding process for you – and charge you a highly competitive rate.
Export To India By Sea Or Air
If you need to export goods to India, you can count on our knowledgeable staff to arrange the whole operation for you. Perhaps you need to organise a factory relocation from Hobart to Hyderabad, or a one-off job to shift a fleet of agricultural machinery from Perth to Pune. It could be that you’re plotting an exciting new venture to market products to Indian consumers on a regular basis. Whatever your reason to export goods to India, you won’t be alone – the merchandise trade between Australia and India is currently worth around AU $21.1 billion per year (2018-19 figure).
The top 3 Australian exports into India (2018-19) are currently coal, natural gas and gold – but there’s plenty of potential to market goods from other industries too. For more information on India’s market profile, please see this information compiled by Austrade.
Low-cost Sea Freight To India
TSL has fantastic relationships with shipping lines throughout the world, and as such we’ll trim down prices and secure you great deals on low-cost sea freight to India. Ocean transit from Australia to India takes between 24 and 32 days – not bad considering there are at least 5,500km to cover (and probably more unless you happen to be shipping from Port Hedland to Kanyakumari, India’s southernmost tip!). India has around 12 significant seaports, starting with Mumbai Port in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Some of the other top ports where your consignment may enter India include:
- Kandla Port in the north-western state of Gujarat
- Visakhapatnam Port in the south-eastern state of Andhra Pradesh
- Chennai Port in the southern state of Tamil Nadu
- Kolkata Port in the north-eastern state of West Bengal
On arrival upon India’s shores, your goods will be forwarded by road or rail to their end destination within India or the wider Asian zone – perhaps they’re destined for one of the seven other countries bordering India, such as Bangladesh or Nepal.
Low-cost Air Freight To India
Depending on the type of consignment you are sending, it may be preferable to choose air transportation over ocean freight forwarding. Perhaps you’re strapped for time – air freight takes much less time; usually between 1 and 6 days depending on the availability of direct flights. It could be that your Asian buyer has specified that they’d prefer you to export to India by air. Shipping and flight schedules may also affect which transit method best suits your needs.
Pay Less Export Tariff: Australia to India
There is currently no free trade agreement (FTA) between Australia and India, so exporters will have to wait till such a deal is made in order to pay less export tariff from Australia to India. In May 2011, the two countries began discussions about a potential Australia–India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement but at the time of writing, it was still under negotiation. For the latest information on the deal, please check with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
An FTA with India would mean less export tariff from Australia to India, thereby creating huge potential for marketing Australian services and goods. Until such an agreement is reached, any business or individual wanting to export goods to India has to pay a variety of different levies, starting with the Basic Customs Duty (BCD). This tax is calculated based on the product’s HSN code and ranges from 0% to 100%.
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-Using our Contact page
-Calling us on 613 9533 8886 or 613 9525 0801
-Emailing us at [email protected]
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