One of the major headaches for importers of goods into Australia is that of Australian customs clearance. When via air or sea fright to Australia, possible delays resulting from bureaucratic formalities make the whole business of importing far more difficult than it need be.
For one thing, any problem with documentation can lead to delays in the processing and release of your cargo. Secondly, you may be subject to penalties if you don’t strictly follow procedures.
The problem is, it’s a complex field for the nonprofessional. Consider what you need to beware of when bringing goods into the country. Other than normal tariffs, you have to think about import GST, prohibited items and quarantine regulations, particularly with regard to plants, animals, foodstuffs along with products made from natural materials such as wood.
If you’ve been trying to handle your customs and quarantine formalities yourself, it’s understandable that you’ve been frustrated. The whole issues of customs and quarantine in this country is highly regulated and procedures are strictly enforced.
If makes sense to put all your importing needs into the hand of a reputable freight forwarding firm that has the knowledge and experience to ensure all your cargo passed through customs with the minimum delay. These sooner you get your goods, the faster you can get them to the customers and the happier everyone is.
How Freight Forwarders Can Help with Australian Customs Clearance
Firstly, they can prepare all import documentation so that they’re totally compliant with laws and procedures. Moreover, they can carry out the whole customs procedure making sure you’re taking advantage of all available tariff concessions.
That way you can be sure you’re not paying more in duty than you need to.
Most importantly, you can relax and focus on your core business operations without worrying about matters such as customs procedures. With a reputable firm in charge, you can be sure your cargo will arrive as soon as possible.
For all your freight forwarding requirements to and from Melbourne including speedy Australian customs clearance, contact IATA accredited cargo agent Atlas Forwarding on (03) 93355225.