Customs Broker Sydney

When it comes to importing and exporting in Australia, navigating the complex set of customs regulations and procedures can be a daunting task. We’re here to guide you through all the right hoops and get your cargo moving as quickly as possible with all boxes ticked.

At EES Shipping, we have two fully-registered customs brokers with quarantine accreditation and over 70 years of experience between them. No more second-guessing or lengthy hold-ups due to incorrect permits and paperwork. All part of our total logistics solution.

Customs Broker Sydney

Expert Customs Brokerage

Expert Advice

  • Tariff concession advice

  • Customs valuation/valuation advice

  • Review of official decisions and legal representations

  • Free trade agreement advice

  • INCOTERMS ® 2020 advice

Customs Services

  • Customs clearance

  • Quarantine permits/liaison

  • Import licensing

  • Bonded warehouse

  • Customs duty audits

  • Goods and services tax

  • Documentary drawback scheme

  • Exit (export) entries

  • Computerised landed cost reports

  • Transport storage and distribution

  • Marine transit insurance

Unsure of what you need?

What does a customs broker do in Australia?

A customs broker's primary role is to facilitate the import and export of goods by following the relevant Australian customs regulations. Customs brokers serve as intermediaries between you and the Australian government. You can expect your customs broker to: 

  • Determine the appropriate tariff classification for your imports and exports
  • Prepare and submit documentation to the Australian Border Force (ABF) 
  • Lodge import declarations, permits, certificates, and other necessary paperwork to facilitate the clearance process
  • Ensure compliance with local and international regulations
  • Calculate and pay any applicable taxes, duties, and charges on your behalf
  • Ensure that you receive the appropriate refunds, whenever applicable
  • Verify the accuracy of the duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) amounts 
  • Liaise with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and other relevant government departments to ensure compliance with all tax regulations and requirements
  • Manage quarantine clearance and liaise with Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) regarding biosecurity when necessary
  • Provide advice on all aspects of the import and/or export process, including customs regulations, tariff concessions, free trade agreements, duty drawbacks, and potential cost-saving measures 
  • Assist with dispute resolution and appeals relating to customs decisions. 

Why Should You Use A Customs Broker?

Here are some easy, quick tips to help anyone new to importing and exporting goods:
  • research your product and get samples first;
  • approach a freight forwarder/customs broker before you buy the goods;
  • be patient with your buyer/seller and account for potential supply chain delays;
  • put good margin on your sell price to account for additional charges;

Why EES Shipping?

  • Licensed professionals with in-depth knowledge of customs clearance processes
  • Committed to offering exceptional customer service
  • Dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of our clients
  • Reliable, expert guidance
  • Proper customs tariff classification and valuation of goods
  • Experienced assistance with required permits, licenses, and authorisations
  • Avoid common pitfalls and potential non-compliance issues
  • Take advantage of potential time- and cost-saving measures
  • Prompt deliveries and efficient handling of your cargo
  • Error reduction
  • Competitive rates without compromising quality.

Customs Broker FAQs

What documents do I need to provide when importing to Australia?

What’s the difference between a customs broker and a freight forwarder?

What charges am I liable for?

What items are restricted or prohibited from being imported into Australia?

What happens if my cargo is held by customs?

How much does a customs broker cost in Australia?