Have you thought about exporting produce from Australia to Vietnam? There are plenty of good reasons why exporting Australian goods into Vietnam may be a lucrative business venture. This country has seen rapid economic growth over the last three decades or so, with millions being lifted out of poverty. It has a young and increasingly wealthy population of around 93 million and a growing middle class. Vietnam’s rapid economic growth has led to an increased demand for imported goods, creating new opportunities for Australian businesses.
You can find out more about Vietnam’s potential for trade with Australia from the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
TSL is a logistics company based in Melbourne. We provide freight forwarding services to companies all over Australia, Asia and beyond. TSL has been working hard for several years to become the best importer from Australia to Vietnam we can possibly be. Our experience is a product of many years’ direct operational involvement in freight forwarding throughout Australia, China and Southeast Asia. We offer all peripheral services associated with freight forwarding: let’s call it the full package. We can provide services including packing, distribution, customs clearance and warehousing at highly competitive prices.
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Population: 93 million
Location: Southeast Asia, bordered with China, Laos and Cambodia
Major ports: Saigon, Hai Phong and Da Nang
Major Vietnamese imports of goods from Australia: Coal, wheat, crustaceans, aluminium
Annual Vietnamese goods imports from Australia: AU$4.3bn
Free Trade Agreement with Australia? Yes, the AANZFTA.
Exporting to Vietnam has been made a lot easier in recent years thanks to the
the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA), which came into force in 2010 between these two countries. This pact delivers extensive tariff reduction and greater certainty for suppliers of services and investors. The countries of the ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) belong to one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world. The AANZFTA has eliminated many of the import tariffs for trade between Australia and Vietnam.
At the time of writing, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) had also just been signed but was not yet in force. This agreement covers Australia and Vietnam, along with nine other countries. You can find out the latest about Australia’s current free trade agreements from the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Ocean transportation is the best bet for conducting Vietnam 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 Vietnam takes around 20-30 days, depending on a number of factors such as the type of shipping container you hire, and weather conditions.
TSL is working hard to become the best importer from Australia to Vietnam, and we look forward to helping you get your cargo from A to B without hassle and for a really great price. As well as the sea transportation itself, we can provide any (or all) of the following services: