Importing goods can help your business meet its goals and provide services to customers that may not otherwise be available locally.
To ensure your importing is successful, you need to be aware of government regulations, including clearance by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (Customs) and duty taxes.
You also need to know about import permits, quarantine permits and treatments that apply to imported goods. If you don't follow the correct steps and regulations, you will risk breaking the law and not receiving your imports.
If you're considering importing goods because you can't find a local supplier, search the Industry Capability Network to see if there is a supplier in Australia.
Working through the below steps will help your importing activities be more successful: