Are you a business wanting to bring goods into Australia from Vietnam? Welcome to TSL’s comprehensive freight forwarding service. We’re here to help you with all aspects of shipping from Vietnam to Australia, from pick-up right through to delivery and everything in between.
Importing goods into Australia from Vietnam makes sense for a number of reasons. Firstly, this country has lower manufacture and labour costs than Australia. It also has a skilled workforce and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. What’s more, there is an economic partnership agreement between these two countries, AANZFTA, which has eliminated many tariffs and duty rates on Vietnamese goods entering Australia. Vietnam is also one of the countries of the ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations), which is one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world.
| Vietnam: fact file
Population: 93 million
Top export destinations: US, China and Japan
Key exports to Australia: Telecommunications equipment, footwear, monitors/projectors/TVs, furniture/mattresses/cushions
Yearly goods trade with Australia: AU$9.7 billion (2016-17)
Free Trade Agreement with Australia?: Yes, the AANZFTA.
If you wish to bring goods into Australia from Vietnam, you’ll need to decide which method of transportation will make most sense for your business. TSL can help with both sea and air freight services from Vietnam and is here to answer any further questions you may have about these two options.
Are you looking to transport your goods into Australia using the method that costs the least? Transportation using ocean freight services from Vietnam is less costly than using air freight services from Vietnam. Ocean cargo will usually take between 18 and 30 days to reach Australia from Vietnam, and is ideal if the goods you are wanting to bring in are heavy or bulky. The actual transit time will depend on a variety of factors, such as what type of shipping container you hire out and weather conditions out at sea.
Shipping goods on an aeroplane, of course, takes much less time than using ocean freight services from Vietnam, 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 Vietnam’s export market, please see this page on the Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s website.