Importing from America… What you need to know

Free trade agreements

pic-small-businessFree Trade Agreements [FTAs] between reciprocal countries create opportunities for importers; this bi-lateral FTA between Australia and the United States has proven to be an extremely popular catalyst for economic integration for both countries. Importing from the USA has never been this economical.

Customs clearance procedures in Australia are provided by companies such as Platinum®: the customs clearance experts. By fully understanding the workings of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), Platinum® aim to reduce the duty payable for Australian individuals and businesses importing from America by assessing the paperwork and liaising with your suppliers.

Here are just some of the benefits:

  •  Australia wide customs clearance
  •  Open seven days with extended hours
  •  One-on-one customer service
  •  Rated as highly compliant by Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
  • We live up to our motto “Simply no higher level of service®”

Tariffs made easy

Almost all tariffs were made redundant by the AUSFTA, and by 2015 all goods will be free of duty. The agreement eases concerns from importers and promotes two-way investment between the two countries. Platinum® aim to save those importing from America money; all by having the correct paperwork in place before the goods arrive. Platinum® is often retained by customers to prepare duty refunds with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service; all because their current customs broker did not claim duty free status for the past four [4] years.

Say goodbye to forms

Customs fees vary depending on the rule of origin applicable to the goods being imported. It’s also suggested that importers obtain confirmation directly from the supplier / manufacturer regarding the product meeting the guidelines for the rule of origin under the AUSFTA. Platinum® customs brokers are able to assist every step of the way, and will free you of the time normally required when attempting to decipher the confusing paperwork and forms when importing from America.

Call us today regarding your imports

At Platinum®, we take the guesswork out of importing from the USA, and investigate every means of saving you money. For more than 20 years, Platinum® have assisted customers with every facet of importing.

Call 1300 882 877 with any questions you have regarding our many services.