Here at TSL Australia we have one mission: to get your consignment from Australia to Vietnam (or anywhere else you need it to be) as quickly as. 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 Vietnam with sea freight or air freight. 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 Vietnam? Vietnam has a population of around 93 million, which is young and increasingly wealthy. This country presents significant long-term potential for foreign investors thanks to an increased demand for imported goods. There is also an economic partnership agreement between Vietnam and Australia: the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA). There’s also a second agreement in the pipeline that Australia and Vietnam will both be party to. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) had just been signed at the time of writing. Please check the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the most up-to-date information on this.
| Vietnam fact file
Population: 93 million
Top import sources: China, Republic of Korea and Japan
Key goods imports from Australia: Telecommunications equipment, footwear, monitors/projectors/TVs
Key services imports from Australia: Education-related travel, personal travel
Yearly goods trade with Australia: AU$9.7bn (2017)
Yearly services trade with Australia: AU$3.5bn (2017)
Free Trade Agreement with Australia?: Yes, the AANZFTA.
The great news is that because of the AANZFTA (the economic partnership agreement between Australia and Vietnam which came into force in 2010), the import and export tariffs you’ll pay when transferring goods to Vietnam are lower than they were previously – and often they have been eliminated altogether.
This agreement delivers extensive tariff reduction and greater certainty for suppliers of services and investors. It’s opened up a dynamic Asian market to Australian businesses, because it means there less export tariffs from Australia to Vietnam when bringing goods into this country.
Ocean freight is the cheapest way of carrying out goods exports from Australia to Vietnam and takes around 20 and 30 days. Transporting goods the 5,200-plus kilometres between these two countries via the sea is ideal if your cargo is particularly heavy or bulky.
A faster alternative to shipping to Vietnam 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 Vietnam, transit time is usually between 1 and 6 days.