Welcome to TSL. We’re here to guide you through the process of how to import goods from Vietnam to Australia. TSL can help you with every step of the procedure, from the pick-up of your consignment right through to delivery – and everything else in between. We look forward to working with your business and hope you will enjoy using our services.

What Is TSL?

TSL is a freight forwarder operating from Melbourne in Australia. Freight forwarding is the foundation of our business and the area in which we excel. We can help with importing and exporting from Vietnam, transportation by sea, air or road (or a combination of all three) and customs clearance. We offer the full package to ensure your goods arrive at their destination – no matter where that may be – with the utmost care and as quickly as possible. TSL provides the following services to businesses operating in and out of Australia:

  • Importing/exporting from Vietnam
  • Freight forwarding
  • Sea freight
  • Customs clearance
  • Packing
  • Distribution
  • Warehousing

Step-By-Step Guide: How To Import From Vietnam to Australia

If you’re looking to import goods from Vietnam, here are four steps you may like to follow:

1. Collect information: Research the items you wish to import and find out whether there is a current market for them
2. Find suppliers: Explore Vietnamese manufacturers of the goods you are hoping to bring into Australia, make offers and find a deal
3. Market your goods: Locate outlets within Australia for the produce or items you are planning to sell
4. Organise shipping: Use TSL’s fantastic freight forwarding service to organise your import operation. We will deliver all services in the chain from pick-up right through to delivery, as well as related services such as packing, storage and distribution.

Tariffs: What Will I Pay To Import Goods From Vietnam?

Thanks to the AANZFTA, which applies to trade between Australia/New Zealand and the countries in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), many of the import tariffs for exporting from Vietnam to Australia have been eliminated.

If you want to find out what tariff you will pay when exporting a certain product from Vietnam to Australia, you can use the Australian Government’s Free Trade Agreement Portal. With this tool, you can enter your item into a search engine, along with the countries you are exporting from/to. You’ll then be given an idea of the tariff you will pay when your goods arrive into Australia.

What Can’t I Import from Vietnam to Australia?

Not all goods can be brought into Australia freely. Examples of restricted items are: antibiotics, cigarette lighters, pornography, pesticides and certain cosmetics. For more information, please click here.

Import Goods From Vietnam: By Air Or By Sea?

Whether you choose to send your goods via the air or the ocean depends on a number of factors:

What is your budget? If you’re limited for cash, it makes sense to choose sea transportation over air, because it is generally cheaper.
What is your timescale? Air freight from Vietnam typically takes just 1-6 days to reach Australia, whereas shipping by sea can take up to 30 days.
How big is your consignment? If you are shipping large quantities of goods, or if they are particularly heavy or bulky, sea freight may be your best bet. Smaller, more compact packages can be sent more easily by air.

For more information on how to import from Vietnam to Australia, see Austrade’s market profile on Vietnam.