Shipping From Thailand To Australia

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Are you a business wanting to bring goods into Australia from Thailand? Welcome to TSL’s comprehensive freight forwarding service. We’re here to help you with all aspects of shipping from Thailand to Australia, from pick-up right through to delivery and everything in between.

Why Import From Thailand?

Importing goods into Australia from Thailand makes sense for a number of reasons. Firstly, this country has lower manufacture and labour costs than Australia. It has a strong manufacturing sector that is bigger than that of Australia. There are also two economic partnership agreements between these two countries, meaning many tariffs and duty rates on Thai goods entering Australia have been eliminated.

To find out how much you will pay on goods entering Australia from Thailand, you can use the Australian Government’s Free Trade Agreement Portal.

Thailand fact file
Capital: Bangkok
Population: 69.2 million
Top trading partners: The US, China and Japan
Key exports: Machinery, vehicles, rubber
Key exports to Australia: Goods vehicles, passenger motor vehicles, heating & cooling equipment & parts, household equipment
Yearly goods trade with Australia: A$18 billion (2016-17)
Free Trade Agreement with Australia?: Yes, the TAFTA and the AANZFTA.

Which Transportation Method Is Best For Shipping From Thailand To Australia?

If you’re going to be bringing Thai goods into Australia, you’ll need to decide which method of transportation will work best for your business. TSL can help with both sea and air freight services from Thailand and is here to answer any further questions you may have about these two options.

Ocean Freight Services From Thailand

Are you looking to transport your goods into Australia in the cheapest way possible? Transportation using ocean freight services from Thailand is less costly than using air freight services from Thailand, and is the least costly way of transferring goods the 6,000km or so between these two countries. Ocean cargo will usually take between 18 and 30 days to reach Australia from Thailand, and is ideal if the goods you are wanting to bring in are heavy or bulky.

Air Freight Services From Thailand

Shipping goods on an aeroplane, of course, takes much less time than using ocean freight services from Thailand, with transportation usually taking between one and six days. It is, however, pricier than sending your items via the ocean. The total time taken will depend on factors such as where your pick-up and delivery points are, and how much inland transportation is required.

To find out more about Thailand’s export market, please see this page on the Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s website. For more information about Thai exports, see the Thai Customs Department page.