Exporting from India by sea is a cost-effective way of transporting goods the 5,500+ km between Asia and Australia. Although sea freight takes longer than air travel – between 24 and 32 days – it is more versatile than air freight because of the wide variety of consignment types a seafaring vessel can accommodate. Whether your intended freight is RoRo, breakbulk, bulk, project cargo or container cargo, TSL is here to organise great-value sea freight from India on your behalf.
Why Import Goods From India?
Exporting from India to Australia is big business, with annual incoming trade from this Asian country worth around AU$ 4.9 billion per year in 2018-19. Why not have a slice of the pie and import goods from India yourself? As a producer of many sought-after goods and renowned globally for its start-ups and innovation, India has plenty to offer the foreign customer.
Exporting From India With TSL
Let TSL guide you through the process of exporting goods into Australia. We are proud to be able to offer exceptional-quality services in sea freight from India. Our teams can help with all elements of the logistics process, from warehousing and pick-up right through to inland travel and customs clearance. TSL can ship any type of cargo, from railway carriages to personal belongings and from motor cars to computer parts.
-We’ll find the most cost-efficient way for you to import goods from India
-We’ll work hard to strike deals with top sea carriers
to trim down rates for your business
-We’ll specifically cater for your company’s requirements
Customs Tariffs From Asia
All goods entering Australia from overseas have certain levies and duties attached to them, such as the 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST) charged by the Australian government. Certain refunds and concession schemes may apply if you’re importing some types of merchandise. TSL can advise you on the tariffs you are likely to have to pay to bring your consignment into Australia.
Restricted Items Entering Australia
The Australian government either prohibits or restricts the import of certain products. Examples of restricted items are antibiotics, cigarette lighters, pornography, pesticides, and certain cosmetics. If you wish to bring such items in, you will need written permission. Those in breach of the law may be fined up to AU $525,000 and/or imprisoned for ten years. For more information, please click here. Need further guidance importing goods into Australia? You can read more about the charges associated with importing goods on the Australian Border Force website.
Quick Tips For Doing Business In India
Business culture in India is like that of Australia, but with a few differences to bear in mind. Here are some tips to get you started:
- When greeting associates in India, the handshake is common although some Indians may instead use ‘Namaste’ accompanied by a pressing of the palms together and a gentle bow of the head
- English is widely spoken in India, but remember it’s always courteous to check first
- India is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual society with huge differences between the north and the south – it’s good to bear this in mind when liaising with associates throughout the country
- Indians use ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’ to address colleagues, and sometimes ‘Madam’ and ‘Sir’. The suffix ‘Ji’ may be added to the end of a name, which is an indicator of respect
- In India it is more common for meetings to start and end late and for disruptions to occur than in other cultures