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.”
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.