Import To Malaysia By Sea

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Have you thought about exporting produce from Australia to Malaysia? There are plenty of great reasons why becoming an exporter of Australian goods into Malaysia can be a lucrative business venture. Malaysia is a rapid-growing economy thanks to huge developments in construction and infrastructure in recent years. It can also act as a springboard into Asia, enabling Australian businesses to access other areas of the continent using a Malaysian base.

Importing Into Asia With TSL

TSL is a logistics company based in Melbourne which provides freight forwarding services to companies all over Australia, Asia and beyond. TSL is working hard to be the best importer from Australia to Malaysia, which is why we have been honing our services in recent years. We are now able to offer all peripheral services associated with freight forwarding: the full package if you will. We can provide services including packing, distribution, customs clearance and warehousing at really competitive prices.

Malaysia Fact File

Population: 31.9 million
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Location: South-east Asia, bordered with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei
Major imports: Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies, petroleum oils, smartphones
Major imports from Australia: Metal, cereals, coffee, fruits, live animals, meat, pepper, vegetables, tubers, metalliferous ores, metal scrap, processed foods
Annual imports from Australia: A$4.9 billion
Free Trade Agreement with Australia? Yes, MAFTA
Major ports: Penang Port, Port Klang, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor Port, Kuantan Port, Bintulu Port and Kemaman Port

Malaysia Imports Of Goods: Free Trade Agreement

Great news: Exporting to Malaysia has been made a lot easier in recent years thanks to the MAFTA, (the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement). This came into force in early 2013, and has boosted trade between these two countries. If you’re importing goods into Malaysia from Australia, you’re in luck: the MAFTA means nearly all Australian goods benefit from tariff-free access. You can view the full document here.

If you are not sure whether produce you wish to import to Malaysia by sea or air comes under the Free Trade Agreement, you can use the Australian Government’s Free Trade Agreement Portal to find your item and see if tariffs apply.

Import To Malaysia By Sea

Ocean transportation is the best bet for conducting Malaysia imports of goods if you are not limited for time, if your consignment is heavy or bulky and if you are wanting to keep freight forwarding costs low. Shipping from Australia to Asia takes around 12-25 days, depending on a number of factors such as the type of shipping container you hire, and weather conditions.

A Comprehensive Service With TSL

TSL is working hard to become the best importer from Australia to Malaysia, and we look forward to helping you get your cargo from A to B. As well as the sea transportation itself, we can provide any (or all) of the following services:
Packing: need to prepare your produce for shipping? TSL can arrange for it to be packed up you, making your life easier and saving you labour costs.
Storage: TSL has fantastic working relationships with warehouse providers throughout Australia and the world, and is able to offer competitive prices for short and long-term storage solutions.
Distribution: we can arrange 24/7 distribution services (including drivers as well as vehicles) once your goods have arrived at their destination.