Customs Broker in Calgary
At Platinum Freight® our goal is to pre-clear any goods sent from Calgary to Australia, so that once they land in Australia your client can immediately collect them or we can deliver them for you. As a licensed Customs Broker in Australia and a Certified Customs Specialist in Canada, we have the expertise and knowledge to ensure that you are able to export your products from Canada to Australia affordably and with ease.
What Is a Customs Broker?
A customs broker or customs clearance specialist acts as an intermediary or facilitator for exporters and importers through a government’s customs department – in the exporting country or in the importing country.
All countries have their own laws and regulations pertaining to international trade and imports, making it difficult for exporters to be fully aware of all applicable laws. Using a customs broker or customs clearance specialist – such as Platinum Freight® – when exporting your goods from Calgary, Canada to any port in Australia, sees you not having to concern yourself with knowing the specifics of what is and isn’t allowed, what the entry procedures are, and what needs to be done to ensure the goods clear customs in Australia.
Working with Platinum Freight® in Calgary will see you advised on how to properly classify and value the goods you are sending to Australia, along with being asked for the relevant documentation needed to ensure that your goods are processed through the Australian Border Force and Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) without any unnecessary or costly delays.
Some of the import paperwork that is required for Australia includes: bill of lading or air waybill, commercial invoice, packing list, packing declaration [for sea freight], fumigation certificate [for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season].
Do I Need a Customs Broker in Australia?
Using a customs broker is a requirement if the goods are for a business; with the airline terminals charging storage after 24 hours of the cargo being checked-in – it is wise to have your air freight pre-cleared before arrival.
Any exporting business exporting from Calgary to Australia can benefit from using Platinum Freight® to fully understand the rules surrounding the Australian Customs Act 1901, and the exact requirements of the Australian Border Force (ABF). Using a customs broker in Australia won’t absolve you from having to complete some documentation but Platinum Freight® Calgary knows exactly what documentation is required by the border authorities.
Additionally, Platinum Freight® offers a Reverse Clearance® service, meaning that we are able to provide Calgary export clients with a full costing to have their goods processed through the Australian Border Force and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) and then delivered to the Australian customer. We are able to bill you in Canadian dollars, ensuring you that all costs are known and controlled.
Australia is Alberta’s 8th largest export market, and if you are exploring new market opportunities or looking to simplify your freight and customs management, Platinum Freight® Calgary is positioned to provide you with all of the assistance that you need in navigating the complexities of international trade – ensuring your shipments to Australia are pre-cleared where possible and processed by the border authorities without delays.
Platinum Freight Management Limited
Phone: 877 513 4094
Fax: 877 801 1384
421 7th Avenue S.W.
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