Importing from Thailand

Free trade agreements

Thailand is South-east Asia’s second-largest economy, and importing from Thailand is becoming increasingly popular and profitable for Australians. The bilateral Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) has been a major catalyst for importing by eliminating many tariffs on goods from Thailand.

Importing from Thailand is facilitated by Platinum® Freight Management, one of Australia’s leading customs clearance brokers. There are thousands of different products imported from Thailand, all with varying tariffs, creating a confusing scenario for many people considering importing goods. Platinum® Freight Management’s customs brokers understand TAFTA, and make sure you will only pay the minimum amount required, and in many cases can eliminate duty altogether.

The first stage of claiming TAFTA is to ask your supplier to obtain a TAFTA certificate for you; a sample certificate can be seen here.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Australia wide customs clearance
  • One-on-one customer service
  • Open seven days with extended hours
  • Rated as ‘highly compliant’ by Australian Border Force
  • We live up to our motto, “simply no higher level of service.”
  • Australia’s commitment to importers

By 2015, all goods imported from Thailand will be free of duty according to the TAFTA agreement. Two-way investment between Australia and Thailand is already being encouraged, with many goods qualifying for preferential rates. Platinum® Freight Management has more than 22 years experience in assisting importers and is highly regarded around Australia for our superior customs clearance service.

According to the rule of origin, Australian customs fees vary. Platinum® Freight Management assist you in making sure your goods meet the TAFTA rule of origin guidelines. We ensure delivery of your goods progresses smoothly by taking care of all formalities.

Contact us regarding your imports from Thailand

At Platinum® Freight Management we treat your business as our priority, and investigate every means of saving you money. Whether your imports are for business or personal use, our Australian customs brokers will facilitate your goods arriving on time and on budget. Contact us today regarding your delivery and our friendly staff will be on hand to assist every step of the way.