Here at TSL Australia, we have one mission: to get your consignment from Australia to Qatar (or wherever you need it to be) as quickly as possible. We offer a fully comprehensive freight forwarding service that covers customs clearance, inland travel, packing, distribution and warehousing. TSL is here to organise shipping to Qatar with sea freight or air freight transportation. We look forward to working with you and your company.
If you’re an Australian business on the lookout for new markets for goods exports, why not consider Qatar – the country with the richest residents in the world per capita? Qatar has a population of around 2.6 million, and because of its oil and gas revenue is extremely economically secure. This country has been a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which regulates the trade between nations, since 1996. At the time of writing, Qatar was also in the process of liberalising trade policies.
You can find out more about goods exports from Australia to Qatar from the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
| Qatar fact file
Population: 2.6 million
Top import sources (2016): United States, China and Germany
Key goods imports from Australia: Aluminium ores, meat and live animals
Yearly goods trade with Australia (2016-7): $AU 947 million
Yearly services trade with Australia (2016-7): $AU 823 million
Most imports into Qatar are subject to tariffs and import taxes, with standard customs duty set at around 5%. Some items are exempt from this, for example, basic food products. Tariffs and duty rates are likely to change without notice, so we cannot state for sure how much you will need to pay. TSL is here to organise all aspects of customs clearance for you, and always work hard so you pay less export tariffs from Australia to Qatar if it is possible. If you would like to know more, see Austrade’s Tariffs and Regulations page for Qatar and the State of Qatar’s General Authority of Customs page.
Ocean freight is the cheapest way of carrying out goods exports from Australia to Qatar and takes around 35 to 45 days. Using the sea to transport goods the 10,500-plus kilometres between these two countries is ideal if your cargo is particularly heavy or bulky.
A faster alternative to shipping to Qatar with sea freight is sending your goods in a plane. Air freight is well suited to cargo that is not too heavy or large. If you import by air from Australia to Qatar, you can expect transit time to be between 1 and 6 days.