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Import Export Logistics for Australian Businesses

Navigate the complexities of import/export logistics with our expertise. We ensure GST compliance and smooth movement of your goods. Learn more about expanding your business internationally. Contact us today! 

Navigating Import & Export Logistics in Australia

Demystify import export logistics and GST compliance in Australia. Expanding your business internationally can be exciting, but import/export regulations and GST can add complexity. Our team of experts simplifies the process, ensuring a smooth transition into global trade.

Import Export Logistics

Contact us today to get our expert advice.

Don’t let import and export logistics, and GST become roadblocks to your international success. Contact us today!

Exporting and GST:

  • To qualify for a GST exemption, exported goods must be shipped within 60 days of either receiving payment or issuing an invoice.
  • Tourists departing Australia with purchased goods in their luggage (worn, carried, or checked-in) may be eligible for GST refunds on the paid credits, provided the items meet specific criteria.

Importing and GST:

  • The Australian Customs Service (Customs) collects GST on imported goods. This 10% tax is calculated based on the taxable value, which includes:
    • Customs value of the goods (including any duties)
    • Insurance cost of transport
    • Transportation charges to bring goods to Australia
  • Importers typically pay GST (along with customs duties) to Customs before goods are released. However, a GST deferral scheme exists for importers who file monthly activity statements online.
  • Claimed GST is reported in the subsequent activity statement. To claim the credit, you’ll need documentation proving import, GST payment/deferral, and customs clearance.

GST Exceptions for Imports:

  • Similar GST exemptions apply to imported goods as to domestically sourced goods.
  • Additional exceptions include:
    • “Low-value” goods with customs duty below $50 and a customs value under $1,000.
    • Goods imported for repairs and subsequent re-export.
    • Goods brought in by overseas travellers.
    • Recalled goods for global product safety reasons.

Why Choose Us for Your Import & Export Needs?

In today’s globalised world, navigating import and export logistics, and GST compliance can be a daunting task. Here’s why partnering with us is the smart choice:

  • Australian Expertise: Our team boasts in-depth knowledge of Australian import/export regulations and GST intricacies. We ensure you stay compliant and avoid costly penalties.
  • Seamless Processes: We take the complexity out of import / export logistics, streamlining procedures for a smooth flow of goods. Focus on your core business while we handle the details.
  • Cost Optimisation: Our guidance helps you identify GST exemptions and leverage deferral schemes, optimising your cash flow and maximising profits.
  • Dedicated Support: We provide personalised guidance throughout your import/export journey. Our team is readily available to answer questions and address any concerns you may have.


Contact us today to get our expert advice.

Don't navigate import export logistics and GST alone!

Successfully navigating import and export logistics and GST compliance requires expertise. Contact our professional team for a confidential discussion on expanding your business into Australia. We’ll help ensure a smooth transition and minimise any risks associated with import/export regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! We can analyse your specific export situation and determine GST applicability. We'll guide you through the regulations to ensure you meet the 60-day timeframe and understand any relevant exemptions.

Our import-export specialists are here to streamline the process! We'll handle customs clearance procedures, and documentation, and ensure your goods meet all compliance requirements. This frees you up to focus on other aspects of your business.

No worries! We provide comprehensive guidance for businesses at any stage of their international trade journey. We'll explain everything in clear terms and answer any questions you may have.

Deferring your GST payments can improve your cash flow. We can assess your eligibility for these schemes and ensure accurate reporting in your activity statements to maximise your financial advantage.

Our Services

Accounting & Tax
  • All Compliance and
    Regulatory Reporting
  • All Regulatory submissions
  • Tax Structuring
Outsourced Back
Office and CFO
  • All Backoffice for
    International businesses
  • Employer of Record Services
  • Outsourced CFO Functions
  • Payroll – AP – AR & Reporting
Business Establishment
& Growth Advisory
  • Business Financing & Grow
  • Wealth Advisory
  • Grant Application – R&D
    and Others
  • Business Valuation Services
Complex Tax &
ATO Investigations
  • Major ATO Tax Reviews
    and Investigations
  • Cross Border Taxations
  • Advisory, representation and
    submissions of private ruling

Who We Serve

International International

Capitalise on our expert knowledge and experience of over 20 years successfully transitioning international companies into Australia.

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Streamline your business accounts with ongoing advice and management.

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Maximise your tax refund, ensure compliance and optimise your personal accounts with our expert tax advice.

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Who We Are

Who We Are

Rasika Dayananda is the CEO of Australian Accountants which has over 25 years of experience in helping Australian and International business owners to overcome the complexities of tax, accounting, business structuring for growth and other regulatory challenges.

We use our highly specialised advisory and personalised services in taxation, businesses growth , outsourced accounting and CFO services to build a successful Australian business, achieving the goals of it’s owners with all compliance and tax matters professionally managed.

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Why Choose Us

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25+ Years
Accounting &
Tax Expertise

15+ Years
Big 4 Accounting

10+ Years
& Growth

Business Setup

Employer of Record

ATO Tax &
and Cross Border
Tax Expertise

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  • Building and Construction
  • Professional Services
  • Medical & Dentistry
  • Technology

What Our Clients Say

  • Many thanks for your assistance with my debt to the ATO,
    the enthusiasm and commitment you brought to the task
    greatly relieved the stress that I was under. The outcome
    that was achieved was very fair and I cannot express my
    thanks enough. I will definitely continue to bring my future
    business to you and will highly recommend your service
    to others.

    Once again many thanks and kind regards.

    Grant Swanson Grant Swanson
  • Rasika and I both worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and legacy firms, Rasika worked first in Colombo, then in Fiji, and lastly in Southern Africa. Rasika left PWC and migrated to Australia to join a Sydney-based second-tier firm, where he was soon made a partner. During his tenure at PWC Rasika worked directly with me in the middle market Assurance Division. Rasika played a leading role in growing the practice not only by providing excellent service to existing clients but also by pursuing new clients and business development opportunities.

    R P De Silva R P De Silva
  • I have known Rasika for many years and worked with him closely over a long period. Rasika is tremendously hard-working and extremely focused on getting the best result he can for his clients. Whether it is an audit or a complex tax problem, Rasika will work tirelessly to achieve an outstanding result. He has vast experience obtained in Australia and overseas and consistently delivers outstanding service and results. I am very happy to see Rasika in Charge of Australian Accountants professional services firm as I believe there are few professionals like him.

    David Lamb FCA David Lamb FCA
  • Rasika’s advice and guidance on corporate structuring, transaction structuring and tax and general accounting has been invaluable to us right from the outset of our incorporation through to our successful listing on the ASX. His constant focus is on providing solutions that work for business.

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What Our Clients Say

We will work
with you to overcome

the complexities of taxation, accounting, and
all other regulatory compliance challenges,
while helping you strategically to build
a successful Australian business.

Talk to Us

If you wish to contact Australian Accountants to arrange a meeting about your accounting and taxation requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    • Chatswood Head Office
    • Level 3, 845 Pacific Highway Chatswood NSW 2067
      (Entrance via Railway Street)
    • Sydney Office (by appointments)
    • Suite 1401, 56 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
    • Parramatta Office
    • Level 49, 8, Parramatta Square, NSW, 2150
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