Is your business looking to carry out sea freight imports from Vietnam to Australia? Want to make the most of a fantastic Free Trade Agreement and ample opportunities for new business ventures? Allow TSL to step in and help. We are a logistics firm based in Melbourne, Australia, offering a comprehensive freight forwarding service covering Southeast Asia and beyond. We can organise every aspect of the process for you, all at really competitive prices. Our contacts and connections enable us to secure a top-quality service in sea freight exports from Vietnam to Australia.
Sending your consignment from Vietnam to Australia by ocean is the cheapest transportation method. Naturally, it takes longer than air travel: transit times are usually around 20-30 days compared to 1-6 days by plane. Ocean shipping times vary according to a number of factors, for example weather conditions. The type of shipping container you send your goods in will also affect the timings. Hiring out a private container is quicker, as you will not be delayed by other users. With shared (or consolidated) containers, your consignment is at risk of being delayed by other people’s cargo.
Ocean shipping is an economical solution for larger shipments, with a particularly high cost effectiveness for consignments weighing over 120kgs. If you want to import products from Vietnam into Australia, ocean travel is a great option – especially if your cargo is bulky or heavy. TSL Australia is here to organise all aspects of your sea freight operation for you. We can also provide all associated services such as packing, distribution and warehousing.
Trade between Vietnam and Australia is covered by the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA). The AANZFTA has eliminated many of the import tariffs for trade between these two countries since it came into force in 2010. This pact thus delivers extensive tariff reduction and greater certainty for suppliers of services and investors.
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.
There are several reasons why you may choose to do business with Vietnam as an Australian company. Vietnam has seen rapid economic growth over the last three decades and became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the body which regulates global trade, in 2007. It has a skilled workforce and an entrepreneurial spirit, as well as having an increasingly good relationship with Australia.
Total two-way trade between Australia and Vietnam in 2016-17 was valued at AU$11.8 billion. Vietnam’s first export destination is the US, which receives around 21% of Vietnamese exports. The next is China; this country receives about 13% of Vietnamese exports. Japan is third, receiving about 8% of Vietnamese exports. Australia is 11th, and receives approximately 2% of Vietnamese goods exports. This equates to around AU$4.8 billion per annum.
You can enquire about our services for sea freight import from Vietnam to Australia by using the Free Freight Review form on our website, or by dropping us an email. If you’d rather speak to us directly, just give us a ring.