WHAT SETS PLATINUM® APART
A Trusted Team of Experts
Platinum® has in the past been requested by other customs brokerages to audit their export clearance procedures in relation to accuracy and customs compliance.
We are able to offer one-on-one customer service to our clients. We treat your cargo as if it is our own, mindful that the success of our business ultimately depends on the success of yours.
A commitment to quality
We have an absolute commitment to an integrated Quality, OHS and Environmental management system which is adhered to through all aspects of the business. We work to the motto of “simply no higher level of service®” by continually aiming to improve the procedures within the ever changing international trade arena.
Over two decades of Experience
We have been dealing with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service in relation to aspects of international trade since 2000 so we are experts in the field.
ABOUT THE OWNER
An internationally recognised customs broker with over 20 years of Australian industry experience, Peter McRae founded Platinum® Freight Management in 2000. It has grown to become a leading independent national customs brokering and freight forwarding company with international offices.
McRae is a certified Customs Broker in Australia and New Zealand, as well as a Certified Customs Specialist in Canada and the USA. He is also a Certified Trade Compliance Specialist in Canada.
In November 2015 McRae was named one of the top Australian customs brokers at the annual Shipping and Maritime Industry Awards.
McRae holds a Masters of International Customs Law and Administration as well as a Masters of International Revenue Administration through the University of Canberra.
He teaches Customs Brokering at NSW TAFE (St George Campus) and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security through Charles Sturt University.
A community-focused businessman, McRae’s Social Responsibility Program helps families and individuals via a number of important charity and community support programs. He also regularly participates in charity challenges and fundraising programs including Vinnies CEO Sleepout and White Ribbon. He is an Ambassador for the White Ribbon Organisation.
Peter is a father of two and enjoys travelling, reading biographies and playing sport with his sons.
It has been over 22 years since I started the company, this year I asked myself what was I thinking when I started out? I would have to say, the goal was to start a customs brokerage which would provide a higher level of service in regards to customs clearance services at a fair price. We aim to provide all clients with an accurate customs clearance and to eliminate possible penalties that may be levied at a later stage by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.
I had wished to have a brokerage which was fresh in its approach to the customer, to be proactive in regards to customs compliance, to possess old fashioned qualities such as looking after the customer and to always appreciate that without the customer the company would cease to exist.
Whether you and I meet during the year in your home town or at a trade fair, we have the same goal – the goal to do business with someone we respect. I love the work that I get to do each day, whether it is clearing diamonds from India, live fish from South East Asia or solar panels from China – at the end of the day, money is not the factor that I am in business – I am in business because this is what I do best.
For those of you who appreciate personalised service, consider bringing your business to Platinum®: I have a motto, which I stand behind, “simply no higher level of service®”.
Yours sincerely and respectfully,
TALK TO AN AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS CLEARANCE EXPERT TODAY
A word from one of our clients
We are proud of our reputation as one of Australia’s leading customs clearance services. At Platinum® we understand that your business is our business, and all care is taken to make sure you remain one of our many satisfied customers.