Tax: up to 10%

Duties: up to 10%

Restricted items: N/A

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays

Lead times: 2-3 weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier 

Prominent Languages: English

The Complexities Of Importing into Australia

The technology sector in Australia has been stable over the past few years, accounting for 6.6% of GDP. However, when viewed in terms of its relative size, the Australian tech sector is considered one of the worst of the OECD countries and lags significantly behind other developed nations. There is potential for the tech sector to grow to a $207 Billion industry by 2030 if government efforts are successful and Australia catches up to global leaders. Although upwards of 90% of all tech companies in Australia are SMEs there are several large companies such as TelstraDatacom, AWS, and Oracle with either headquarters or data centers in Australia.

One crucial factor to consider when shipping to an Australian data center is the need for a ticket number. Without this number, you can expect significant delays. Similarly, there are several restrictions when exporting out of Australia, particularly relating to encrypted goods. 

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Australia

TecEx can provide a fully outsourced DDP solution when shipping into Australia. We are also able to assist with shipments into the pacific islands. We will source all import licenses and compliance on your behalf, conducting strict pre-compliance checks to ensure your goods are cleared the first time. We also have EOR capabilities and will assist with export permits for encrypted goods for export out of Australia. Our dedicated team of professionals are available for questions at every point in the shipping process. We are committed to our client’s success and can even go as far as assisting with tax reclaims in certain situations.  

Click here to learn more about what to expect when shipping into Australia and the Pacific Islands.

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