If you’re an Australian importer and exporter, you’ll know that it’s vital to be able to find a freight forwarding company you can depend on. Here at TSL we know that expertise, knowledge and precision are three elements that are key to being able to provide a fully professional service. Freight forwarding spans various service areas, with providers operating in different countries and in separate industries. TSL Australia is here to provide a comprehensive service, covering everything from packing through to warehousing and from customs clearance to first-time customer care.
In the year 2016-17, Indonesia imports of services from Australia amounted to A$1.6 billion. For merchandise, the figure was A$6.59 billion. Indonesia’s main service imports from Australia were in the areas of education-related travel and personal travel. Its main goods imports from Australia were wheat, crude petroleum, live animals, and sugars, molasses and honey.
Australia Imports of Services And Goods
Australia imported A$3.63 billion of services from Indonesia in 2016-17. The main service imports were in the categories of personal travel and transport. In the same year, Australia imported A$4.53 billion worth of merchandise from Indonesia, with the main items including crude petroleum, refined petroleum, heating and cooling equipment/parts and simply worked wood.
For more information about Australian and Indonesian imports of services and goods, please see this report by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
TSL can provide the following services to any Australian importer and exporter needing to transport goods to or from Indonesia:
Free Trade Agreement
If you import and export goods between Indonesia and Australia, it is likely your consignments will benefit from the AANZFTA, the free trade agreement between Australia/NZ and the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries. This agreement has eliminated many import tariffs for trade between Indonesia and Australia, therefore opening up significant opportunities for exporters and importers.
To find out how much you’d pay when exporting a certain product from Indonesia to Australia or vice versa, you can use the Australian Government’s Free Trade Agreement Portal. All you need to do is enter your item into the search engine and choose the relevant countries. You’ll then be able to see the tariff you’ll pay on arrival into Indonesia or Australia.
Sea Freight To And From Indonesia
TSL provides a fully comprehensive sea freight forwarding service between Australia and any other country, including Indonesia. Transporting goods via the ocean takes longer than by air, but is also significantly cheaper.
Air Freight To And From Indonesia
An alternative to sea freight to and from Indonesia is transportation by airplane. Air travel is more expensive than ocean transit, but your goods will reach their destination in just 1-7 days (compared to 16-22 for sea freight to and from Indonesia).
Whichever freight forwarding firm you’re using, it’s important for you to be able to track the progress of your consignments so you can plan your activity accordingly. TSL’s online tracking facility allows you to stay in the loop and to know exactly where your cargo is at all times. We’re also always on the end of the phone to answer any queries you may have about the operation.
For more information about our services, please fill out our Free Freight Review and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. If you’re an Australian importer and exporter, you need TSL!