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Shipping

Australian Customs & Forwarding

Associated Customs & Forwarding can assist in arranging the importation of your boat and equipment to Australia, including customs clearance and delivery to your Regatta venue.

Below is a detailed requirement for ACF to process your goods through Australian Customs and Quarantine.

ACF have worldwide agents who can also assist you with airfreighting or seafreighting your boat to Australia.

  • Your contact details in Australia

    All correspondence should be addressed to :
    Associated Customs and Forwarding Services Pty Ltd
    285 Coward Street                           Tel: +61 2 9316 9466
    MASCOT NSW 2020                          Fax: +61 2 9316 9141
    AUSTRALIA
    Contact : Mr Peter Wrigley                Email: peter@acagents.com.au

  • Consignment Deadlines

    All seafreight shipments must arrive at Sydney Seaport no later than 10 days prior to required container unload.
    All airfreight shipments must arrive 5 days prior to the scheduled event.
    Please advise us if you cannot meet the above deadlines. A late arrival surcharge will apply for shipments arriving after specified deadlines.

  • Consignment Instructions

    All airfreight and seafreight consignments must be consigned on a “Freight Prepaid” basis as follows:

    Port of Destination: Sydney

    Express B/L Consigned to: Your Name

    C/- Associated Customs and Forwarding Pty Ltd

    285 Coward Street

    MASCOT NSW 2020

    Australia

    Notify: Team or individual Sailor

    Boat Class

    Competition Venue

    On-site contact / cell phone

    All documentation must show the consignee as indicated above and must be sent to above SYDNEY address.

  • Important– Australian Customs Regulations

    It is imperative that we receive a prelaert (B/L and Commercial Invoice ) ATA carnet for all inbound shipments at least 24 hours prior to arrival into the first Australian port of call.

    Failing this Australian Customs will impose penalties, which will be for all clients account. This also applies for any port storage due TO LATE RECEIPT of documents.

  • Important Information Australia Quarantine Services (AQIS) Requirements

    AUSTRALIAN QUARANTINE INSPECTION SERVICES AQIS

    All import containers are subject to strict Australian Quarantine inspections. We will endeavour to arrange inspections at non-approved competition venues or storage yards, however this may not always be approved.

    A packing declaration (on the senders letterhead) is required, stating whether timber or straw has been used in packing of the shipment or as dunnage inside the container. The declaration should also include a statement regarding the interior cleanliness of the container.

    Please refer Packing Declaration Form.

    All goods and containers must be dry and clean off Any soil, Dirt or dust.

  • Shipments On Temporary Import/Nil Carnet

    Australian Customs Service working in line with international conventions permits boats to be imported into Australia on a “Temporary Import” basis. To enable us to clear the boats under bond on “Temporary Import” basis, please adhere to all instructions in this Shipping Manual.

    For all boats, trailers & accessories, etc, where duty and sales tax are applicable a bond security has to be established. This can be arranged by cash deposit, bank guarantee or through Associated Customs and Forwarding Pty Ltd. Please note non-refundable bond fee will be for clients account.

    A condition of this so-called “event status and/or section 162 clearance” is that the goods must be re-exported under customs supervision.

    It is essential that Customs are notified about the subsequent re-exportation of the goods and in addition Customs may inspect the goods at the time of export.

    If your boat is sold and stays in Australia, Customs Duty of 5% and GST of 10% will be applicable.

    Important – Import of Road Trailer

    All road trailers (does not include beach trolleys) are subject to a Vehicle Import Permit from the Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTARS).

    This permit has to be obtained prior arrival of the container into port of Sydney.

    Following documents are required:

    • Purchase document showing the vehicle identification no (VIN)
    • Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM)
    • Certified picture ID of Importer / Team Representative
    • Copy of overseas registration paper, if applicable.

  • Shipments On Temporary Import/ATA Carnet AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS SERVICES (ACS)All import carnets are subject to Australian Customs Services Inspections. We will endeavour to arrange inspections at non approved competition venues or storage yards, however this may not always be approved.

    TEAMS / SAILORS MUST UNLOAD THEIR OWN CONTAINER AND ONLY UNDER CUSTOMS CARGO EXAMS SUPERVISION.

    ROAD Trailers on ATA Carnet DO NOT require Vehicle Import Permit.

  • Insurance

    It is the responsibility of each shipper to provide Transport Insurance coverage for their goods in transit to and from the venues including the duration of the competition.

  • Terms Of Payment

    All payments for inward and outward handling charges are to be received by us before the return shipment can be effected.

    In cases where our overseas offices or nominated agents are used we will arrange terms directly with them.

    Our bank details:
    Bank Name: Bank of Queensland
    Account Name: Associated Customs and Forwarding Pty Ltd
    BSB: 122 791
    Account Number: 20 316 751

  • Trading Conditions

    All or transactions undertaken are handled under our Standard Trading Conditions

 
 
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