Have you ever thought about how exporting from Qatar into Australia may help your business? There are many good reasons why you may want to trade with this tiny – but wealthy – Middle Eastern country. Qatar is amongst the richest countries in the world and has a fast-developing relationship with Australia. It has been a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for over 20 years, and at the time of writing was in the process of liberalising trade policies.
As an Australian company, you could benefit hugely from bringing Qatari goods into this country. If you do so, you’ll need to use a freight forwarding company like TSL. We organise every aspect of the job for you, including the finer, more complicated details such as managing import customs from Qatar.
Australia imported $AU 275 million worth of goods from Qatar in 2016-7, with the total merchandise trade between the two countries estimated at $AU 947 million
for that year. Australia’s major imports from Qatar include fertilisers, aluminium, refined petroleum, sulphur and iron pyrites, while exports are items such as aluminium ores, meat and live animals. You can find out more about Australia’s trading relationship with Qatar in this report by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. You can also get more detailed information about Qatar’s market profile from the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
Are you wanting to transport your goods into Australia using the cheapest method possible? Transporting consignments as sea freight from Qatar is the best-value way of transferring goods the 10,500km or so between Australia and this Gulf nation. Sea cargo typically takes between 35 and 45 days to reach Australia from Qatar and is ideal if the items you’re exporting from Qatar are heavy or bulky.
Shipping goods on an aeroplane is, of course, much quicker than sending them as sea freight from Qatar, and typically takes between one and six days. It is, however, more expensive than sending the goods 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.
When exporting from Qatar into Australia, all goods must be cleared at the Australian border. As the importer, you will be subject to certain fees such as clearance charges, customs duty, goods and services tax (GST) and other taxes. TSL is here to organise all your import customs from Qatar and other administrative details for you.
A few things to remember about trading with Qatar:
1. Qatar is an Islamic country which follows Sharia Law
2. Arabic is the main language in Qatar, although English is also used
3. Building businesses relations in Qatar can take longer than in other countries
4. The working week in Qatar is Sunday to Tuesday
Freight forwarding is the foundation of TSL’s business and the area in which we excel. We are here to help with exports and imports, transportation by sea, air and road, customs clearance, warehousing and anything else you may need. We draw upon several years of experience to carry out tasks and take pride in providing a professional, transparent, great-value service that we are confident you will love using.
…Inland transport? Yes!
…First-time customer care? Yes!
…Customs brokerage? Yes!
…Freight forwarding? Yes!
…Third-party logistics? Yes!