Importing from USA to Australia is big business, with incoming trade from this North American country worth a massive AU$ 34 billion* annually. Are you interested in making a profit from this growing industry? Keep reading. If you’re looking to import products from USA, allow TSL to guide you through the process. We can arrange excellent-value shipping from USA to Australia for you. We’ll assist with all parts of the logistics chain right through from warehousing to heavy haulage and from packing to customs brokerage. We can help you import a car from USA to Australia, or any other type of cargo you need transporting from the States.
*Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2018-19
Import Customs From USA
Anyone importing goods into Australia from overseas needs to pay certain taxes and duties, such as Goods and Services Tax (GST). Concession schemes and refunds may apply for some manufacturers or types of goods. TSL can inform you about how much import customs from USA you can expect to pay – please contact us to discuss your shipment and we’ll do our best to guide you.
Freight Shipping From USA To Australia
Any trader wanting to import products from USA will need to decide whether sea freight or air freight is the better option. There are several factors which may affect how you decide to ship your consignment.
- Cost – sending cargo the 11,500-plus kilometres between the two countries as air freight is generally more expensive to arrange than sea freight
- Timeframe – ocean travel takes at least four times longer than air
- Buyer’s preference – your buyers in Australia may prefer you to use one transportation method over the other
- Type of goods – bulky, heavy and oversize items are better suited to ocean shipping from USA to Australia. This is because cargo ships are roomier than airplanes and are much more versatile in terms of available capacity.
TSL is here to help – we’ll advise you on which method makes most sense according to your needs and budget.
Import A Car From USA To Australia
The USA is one of the world’s largest producers of automobiles, with huge companies such as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford Motor Company exporting to over 200 markets globally. Around 17.2 million units were sold in 2019. Passenger motor vehicles are the main product Australia imports from the USA – to a value of just under AU$ 1.9 billion per year in 2018-19.
If you’d like to import a car from USA to Australia, you can count on TSL to organise the operation professionally and efficiently. Motor vehicles can be shipped by sea – as RoRo or breakbulk or in a shipping container – or flown in a freight plane. Whether it’s one vehicle or a fleet of a hundred you need to import, we can arrange this for you.
Prohibitions On USA Exports
The import of certain products into Australia is controlled by the Australian government. These items are either restricted or completely prohibited. For restricted items including antibiotics, cigarette lighters, pornography, pesticides, and certain cosmetics, you will need written permission in order to be able to import them. Being in breach of the law can mean fines of up to AU $525,000 and/or up to ten years’ imprisonment. For more information, please click here.
Need further guidance about import customs from USA to Australia? You can read more about the cost of importing goods from overseas on the Australian Border Force website.
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