Here at TSL Australia we have one mission: to get your consignment from Australia to Thailand (or anywhere else you need it sent) as quickly as possible – and for the best possible price. We provide a fully comprehensive freight forwarding service, covering customs clearance, inland travel, packing, distribution and warehousing. TSL is here to organise shipping to Thailand with sea freight or air freight. We look forward to working with you and your company.
Thailand has a population of around 69.2 million, and is the largest economy in Southeast Asia. If you’re an Australian business on the lookout for new markets for goods exports, why not consider Thailand? There are a number of reasons why you may want to do this. Thailand has a growing affluent middle class and a well-developed infrastructure, for starters. There are also two economic partnership agreements between Thailand and Australia: the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) and the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA). These two pacts have eliminated many import tariffs for trade between these countries since they came into force in 2008 and 2005 respectively.
You can find out more about goods exports from Australia to Thailand from the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
| Thailand fact file
Population: 69.2 million
Top trading partners: The US, China and Japan
Key goods imports from Australia: Crude petroleum, gold, aluminium, coal
Key services imports from Australia: Education-related travel, personal travel
Yearly goods trade with Australia: A$18bn (2016-17)
Yearly services trade with Australia: A$3.8bn (2016-17)
Free Trade Agreement with Australia?: Yes, the TAFTA and the AANZFTA.
Less Export Tariff: Australia To Thailand
The great news is that because of the TAFTA and the AANZFTA, the economic partnership agreements between Australia and Thailand which came into force in 2005 and 2009 respectively, the import and export tariffs you pay when transferring goods to Thailand are lower than they were previously – and often non-existent.
These two agreements opened up a dynamic Asian market to Australian businesses, because they meant less export tariffs from Australia to Thailand when bringing goods into this country.
Shipping To Thailand Sea Freight
Ocean freight is the cheapest way of carrying out goods export Australia to Thailand and takes around 18 and 30 days. Transporting goods the 6,000-plus kilometres between these two countries via the sea is ideal if your cargo is particularly heavy or bulky.
Shipping To Thailand Air Freight
A faster alternative to shipping to Thailand with sea freight is sending your goods in a plane. Air freight is ideal if your cargo is not too heavy or large. If you import by air from Australia to Thailand, transit time is usually between 1 and 6 days.