Exporting from USA to Australia is a multibillion-dollar industry – and TSL is here to help you take a slice of the cake through our top-quality logistics business. Allow us to guide you through the process of importing goods into Australia from USA. We offer first-rate services in sea and air freight shipping from USA. Our offerings cover all segments of the logistics process, including pick-up, packing, warehousing, heavy haulage, customs clearance and more.
Importing Goods From USA
In 2018-19, incoming trade from USA was worth an enormous AU$ 34 billion annually. The main types of cargo imported into Australia from USA during this period were passenger motor vehicles; aircraft, spacecraft & parts; and pharma products.
In 2005, the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) came into force. This agreement has removed most tariffs on trade between the two countries, bringing more opportunities for exporting from USA. Thanks to this deal, two-way investment between the United States and Australia has almost tripled since 2005.
Low-Cost Sea Freight From USA
Importing via the ocean is usually cheaper than air freight shipping from USA, but of course this method of transportation is relatively slow, typically taking between 26 and 36 days. The estimated journey time will depend on whether your consignment is arriving from the USA’s East or West coast. Consignments coming from East coast ports such as New York and Savannah need to first travel down to Central America and through the Panama Canal in order to reach the Pacific Ocean.
Over many years, TSL has built up excellent relationships with some of USA’s top shipping companies. Thanks to our longstanding relations with logistics providers all over the planet, we can easily organise low-cost sea freight from USA for your business.
Low-Cost Air Freight From USA
Sending items from Asia to Australia by plane is by far the swiftest method of transportation. The distances involved are large, with at least 11,500km of sea to cover between the two continents – and often more depending on where your start and end points are. While it may take as little as 24 hours to fly your goods from USA to Australian soil, the transit time may be as many as six days – the length of time TSL can offer you will depend on the availability of direct flights. It’s worth remembering that air freight shipping from USA is usually more costly than ocean transportation – you pay a higher price for speed and for more convenient ports of arrival inland.
Quick Tips For Doing Business In USA
So you’ve decided exporting from USA is for you – but what do you know about doing business in this vast country? Thankfully US business culture is similar to that of Australia. It’s still worth being aware of a few things before you get started:
– Like Australia, the USA operates with a federal system. State laws vary significantly which may affect trading
– Americans may use the English language differently from Australians. It’s usually best to avoid using humour in business meetings just in case it’s misunderstood
– Many Americans take religion very seriously, with Christians representing around 75% of the population
– After 9/11 the US tightened all security procedures for cargo which means paperwork needs to be 100% accurate in every case – TSL is here to assist you with this!
Our Promise To You
TSL Australia offers a comprehensive freight forwarding service covering Australasia, Asia, the Americas and Europe. You’ll be in great hands with us – we draw upon decades of experience working with clients all over the planet. No matter what you’re transporting – and whatever the size of your consignment – we’ll set up every link in the chain from pick-up right through to delivery. You can count on us to help you import goods from USA with ease and expertise, every time.