Customs Solutions

Whether you ship with Vanguard or not, our nationwide customs brokerage team is your specialist trade facilitator to deliver the most cost effective and efficient ways to manage international trade. Fully accredited and backed by advanced IT and integration, our experts deliver consultancy, brokerage, service and peace of mind for all your Customs needs. We take care.

Vanguard’s in-House Brokers are able to provide Customs Clearance Australia-wide through our network of owned offices. Vanguard brokerage acts as a specialist trade facilitator skilled in assisting clients to find the most cost effective and efficient ways to manage their international trade logistics. Achieving this in accordance with the legislative requirements of government agencies such as the Australian Border Force (ABF) and Department Of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR).

Vanguard Logistics Services (Aust) Pty Ltd are an accredited Australian Trusted Trader and hold memberships with multiple Industry representatives such as CBFCA and FTA. We hold DAWR accreditation and are registered with AusIndustry.

Customs Brokerage Services – Vanguard Australia can perform all brokerage services including low and high value import and export declarations, clearance for personal effects, refunds of customs Duty & GST, warranty and re imported goods, Carnets, temporary imports, drawback claims, Chamber of Commerce services and quarantine related services such as clearance and permit application.

Customer Service - our personalized Customer Service department, supported by a highly sophisticated I.T system, caters to all information needs of our customers. We can customize our System to meet clients Reporting requirements. Vanguard Customs is able to provide detailed Landed Cost Reports allowing constant monitoring of client unit costs, Tariff classification data, container dehire in various data file format.

Electronic Data Transfer - our highly advanced I.T system also gives us the ability to offer fully automated transfer of documents to our customers through Enterprise/ EDIFICE (Electronic Date Interchange for Input of Customs Entries) & if need be direct through the ABF & DAWR system ICS/ JEMS.

Consultancy – Vanguard Australia can provide consultancy services to our customers on Tariff Classification, Product Valuation, Tariff Concession Orders, TraDEX Schemes, Legislative advice including dumping assessments, GST rulings, free trade agreements, incoterms, post entry-audits & corrections, GST deferral setup advice and assistance with Certificate of Origin compliance and documentation.

Cartage – Vanguard Australia are able to provide professional cartage services, at very competitive rates, throughout Australia, for Airfreight, Seafreight and Project Cargo shipments. Including but not limited to side loaders, b doubles, a doubles, low loaders, HIABS, tail lifters, semi trailers. We can arrange storage (bonded and free goods) weight verification, manage FCL free time, lodge PRA’s and issue POD’s.

Contacts for information

Graham Cousins
Chief Strategy Officer
Vanguard Logistics Services
graham.cousins@vanguardlogistics.com
+ 1 (310) 847 3008
Robert Sutton
Regional Vice President Sales, USA and Canada
Vanguard Logistics Services
robert.sutton​@vanguardlogistics.com
+1 (215) 447 1312

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