Australia Imports Advice

CTS comes into play, with daily engagement with customs ports and personnel and successful and efficient clearance results.

Bringing it in – the rules

Importing goods can help your business meet its goals, and can provide goods to customers that may not be available locally.

To ensure your importing to Australia is successful, and to avoid delays while you’re trying to meet deadlines or keep perishables fresh, you need to be aware of government regulations, including clearance by the relevant authorities and allow for duties and taxes. But this process alone can be time-consuming, and can drag you away from your main job – running your business by serving your customers and clients. This is where the knowledge and experience of CTS comes into play, with daily engagement with customs ports and personnel and successful and efficient clearance results.

Licensing and Permits

Whilst there is no general licence required for importing, customs will need to clear your goods on import. You’ll need to know:

  • Which import permits are required for your particular category of goods,
  • which quarantine permits and treatments apply to your specific category and type of imported goods, and
  • whether they are subject to mandatory safety or information standards.

If you don’t follow the correct steps and regulations, you will risk breaking the law and not receiving your imports.

If you lack the time to meet the requirements of Australia’s strict import regulations you’re better-off utilising the skills of a company like CTS. With money and valuable time at stake, trying to meet the complex criteria involved and give information to officials whilst you’re trying to run a business is not worth the risk.

If you do not have the time to do all it takes to comply with Australia’s strict import regulations, you’re better-off utilising the skills of a company like CTS.
CTS can provide you with information on importing goods, such as import clearance requirements, prohibited goods and import permits.

Know what you owe

All goods imported into Australia must be cleared through the border.

CTS provides you with all the information on importing goods (such as import clearance requirements, prohibited goods and import permits) – ensuring your experience with us is hassle-free.

Depending on the type and value of the goods or products you import, there may be costs involved. These can include clearance fees, customs duty, Goods and Services Tax.

If your goods also fall under quarantine regulations, the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) will need to inspect and possibly treat them.  CTS is here to guide you with these steps involved to avoid costly mistakes.

QUESTIONS? WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Don’t leave the successful import of your goods down to chance. Call CTS today, and we will gladly advise you on the best solutions with importing to Australia for your sector and freight type.

Get in touch with the freight forwarding and customs clearance specialists.