Australia U.S. Free Trade Agreement

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Experience, Speed, Support and Coverage

For more than 25 years Preferred Shipping, DHL’s oldest authorized reseller, has been helping our customers discover and navigate new markets and the complexities of exporting or importing.

Whether you ship to and from Australia exclusively – or to other regions, as well – Preferred Shipping and DHL Express have you covered with speed, support and unparalleled international expertise.

OVERVIEW OF US-AUSTRALIA FTA

The U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was signed on May 18, 2004 and was designed to eliminate more than 99% of manufactured goods tariffs between our two countries.

For the past 15 years the FTA has successfully been a catalyst for economic growth. U.S. businesses continue to forge new opportunities in this thriving market. A few of the top industries include: Healthcare, Textile & Apparel, Industrial Equipment (Heavy Machinery), Publishing, Environmental Technology, Auto Aftermarket and Energy.

DISCOVER THE PREFERRED SHIPPING & DHL EXPRESS DIFFERENCE

The Most Experience in Australia: In 1973, DHL Express was the first international express carrier to serve Australia. Today, DHL Express Australia has seven gateways, 28 service centers that enable fast, reliable and secure deliveries across the country; more than anyone else.

More Connections to Australia: In May 2013, DHL doubled the number of flights connecting the U.S. and Australia. The new U.S. to Australia flights provides faster service for U.S. customers shipping to major metropolitan areas such as Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Faster Imports and Exports: A variety of import services from key cities in Australia 1-day delivery to cities along the West Coast of the U.S. and 2-day delivery to the rest of the U.S. Exporting services include 1 to 3-day delivery from the U.S. to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

RESOURCES

To learn more about the U.S. Australia Free Trade Agreements and a practical way to use them, we offer these helpful links:

For U.S. Importers: Implementation Instructions
For Australia Importers: Guide to the Agreement
Additional Reference material: Go Global DHL Resource | US Trade Representative Resource

Whether you're considering expanding to Australia and have some questions or you're ready to start shipping now, we're here to help you. Contact us at customerservice@preferredship.com or call 800-827-7987.

 

 

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