FREE METRO DELIVERY for < 50kg*
FREE standard metro delivery for Imported shipments 50kg and under.
NEW CUSTOMER BONUS
Refer a friend and we’ll send you a $25 Woolworths gift card. Use promo code “NEWBIE”.
5 STAR SERVICE
Our experienced staff will save you time and money by exploring every possible option to save on your customs clearance.
BEST PRICE FOR SEA FREIGHT EXPORTS
The lowest sea freight rates from Australia. We will match and beat any LCL quote*.
DISCOUNTS FOR GREEN IMPORTS
We will credit the clearance fee for green product imports with credits to the value of $45 for every shipment that we process that meets the GCC criteria*. Learn More
Savings on customs clearance fees DO NOT equal savings on duty and or GST. We provide savings on both.
WE FIND SAVINGS OTHER BROKERS MISSWe keep on top of latest international trade news to find new ways to save you $$$.
USE OUR IMPORTING ADVICE SERVICE
For as little as $75+GST you can receive detailed advice from our qualified brokers – potentially saving you thousands in fees and taxes. Learn more
REFER A FRIEND BONUS
Refer a friend and we’ll give them the same quote. PLUS we’ll send you a $25 Woolworths gift card as a thank you. Use Promo code “FRIEND”.
* Terms and conditions apply and is subject to Platinum Freight® Management’s list of excluded goods.
Perfect service, very professional. Such an easy process. Saved me hundreds of dollars within the first two emails negotiating an LCL rate from China. Will definitely use again.Travis M
New to importing I thought I might stuff it up, and be up for storage fees, but The staff at platinum were patient and generous with their time, helping me and my supplier get them the required paperwork and clear my goods quickly and with no excess storage fees. Would highly Recommend.Damien S
Great customer service and always on time. They also went above and beyond finding GST exemptions on some of my products. So Im a huge fan of Platinum Freight.Byron W
Do you transact 10 or more shipments a month?
If so, you can receive the following additional benefits…
Customs rulings protecting your business for 5 years
We provide landed costings reflecting the cost per item when all other costs [duty, GST & shipping costs] have been taken into account
Track and trace your shipments 24×7
We retain your files for 5 years in the event that Customs wishes to undertake an audit
Importing Tips & Special Offers to save you $$$ on your next import
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Leading Australian Customs clearance agency Platinum Freight® Management warns of a growing trend for global manufacturers and their shipping partners to over-charge importers on Australian port charges for sea freight shipments. “The Australian importer is paying a premium for a service without knowing there are alternatives that may be just as effective and far less expensive.”
It was Australia’s first bilateral free trade agreement since the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement with New Zealand came into force in 1983.
Platinum Freight® has supported Australian businesses sending Sea Freight LCL cargo to this region since its inception. To celebrate the 12th year of the agreement we have some fantastic specials… Call 1300 882 887 to find out more!
Simple mistakes, changes to procedures or just a change of flight can cost time, money and, in some cases, a client as a result of hold-ups with Customs, even for experienced importers. Platinum Freight Management offers three importing tips for jewellers:
Platinum Freight® offers some important tips to improve your importing systems over the busy holiday period. With Christmas and New year in Australia, followed by Chinese New Year throughout January, importers need to act urgently to ensure they don’t fall prey to delays and storage fee blowouts.
For a limited time, Platinum Freight will credit the customs clearance fee for green product imports with customs clearance credits to the value of $45 for every shipment that we assess and process that meets the GCC criteria*. Green Customs Clearance® is a Platinum Freight initiative begun as part of our Social Responsibility Program.
Caravans are often much less expensive in the UK than in Australia, which means importing caravans into Australia from the UK makes sound financial sense. At Platinum Freight Management, we are dedicated to ensuring your import is trouble-free, and we assist every step of the way by helping you avoid any unnecessary costs. Our highly compliant customs clearance agents understand all Australian Customs and Border Protection Service requirements, and will guide you from point of origin to delivery of the caravan at your chosen destination.
The key steps to ensure a profitable business importing from China are:
Identifying your local market before you place a Chinese order;
Sourcing a range of potential suppliers;
Ensuring your supplier is reputable;
Organising your freight forwarder / postal service;
Engaging a customs broker;
Organising freight pickup from port;
Checking the quality of the goods
Delivering to your market.
As recently reported in this story in the Australian (Businessman-alan-thiess-loses-out-on-duty-gst-paid-to-import-yacht), it’s very important to make sure that you’re not overpaying customs duty, and don’t think for a minute that Customs will tell you if you are.
Importing goods into Australia can become an expensive nightmare for those who try to manage it themselves. It’s not uncommon for a novice to experience delays, damaged and missing goods, or extra charges, so it pays to understand the potential importing pitfalls in order to make the right choices. Every country has different importing/exporting regulations, therefore it makes sense to employ the services of an experienced freight management company. Here are some real life importing horror stories.