Are you hoping to organise low-cost sea freight to Vietnam? Need a freight forwarder to take charge of all the important stuff for you? TSL Australia is here to help. We provide great-value and highly efficient freight forwarding services for any business carrying out goods imports from Australia to Vietnam. Our comprehensive range of activities covers the whole gamut, from packing to distribution and from customs clearance to warehousing.

Goods Import: Australia To Vietnam

If you’re an Australian business on the lookout for new markets for goods exports, have you considered Vietnam? There are a number of reasons why you may want to export goods to this Southeast Asian country. Vietnam has seen rapid economic growth over the last 20 or 30 years and has a young and increasingly wealthy population of around 93 million. This has led to an increased demand for imported goods, creating brand new opportunities for Australian businesses. You can get more information about the country’s market profile from the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).

Free Trade Agreements

Trade between Australia and Vietnam is covered by the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA). This pact covers New Zealand/Australia and countries in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). The AANZFTA has eliminated many import tariffs for trade between these countries since it came into force in 2010.

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. If you’d like to know more about what sort of tariff you’ll pay when exporting a certain product to Vietnam from Australia, you can use the Australian Government’s Free Trade Agreement Portal. This handy, easy-to-use search tools covers just about every product you may want to export.

Ocean Freight Services To Vietnam

Shipping via the ocean is a fantastic option for businesses who are not limited for time. TSL can provide great-value, reliable ocean freight services to Vietnam. We can organise packing, inland travel, customs clearance, warehousing/storage and distribution in both Australia and Vietnam. If you would like to know more about low-cost sea freight to Vietnam with TSL, please get in touch on our website, or via phone or email.

How Long Does It Take?

With TSL, you can expect goods imports from Australia to Vietnam to take between 20 and 30 days when shipping by sea. The transit time for our reliable and low-cost sea freight to Vietnam will generally depend on the following factors:

  • Arrival/departure ports: Shipping from Melbourne or other ports in southern Australia will take longer than if your consignment leaves from a northern port, simply because there is more ocean to cover. It also depends on which port your goods arrive into Vietnam.
  • Container type: Hiring private shipping containers for your load will usually mean it arrives at its destination more quickly. Hiring private, full container loads (FCLs) means your cargo will be subject to fewer delays than if it shares less than container loads (LCLs) with other businesses or individuals.
  • Cargo type: Certain items will be subject to stricter and lengthier customs checks when they arrive in Vietnam.
  • Weather conditions: The ocean can be unpredictable. Storms and strong winds may affect the boat’s departure from Australia, its progression when out at sea and its arrival into Vietnam.

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