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Australia is one of the major export markets for Nepal. The major exports from Nepal are carpets, readymade garments and felt products. Nepal is eligible to Australian System of Tariff Preferences (ASTP) based on the general principle of a five percentage point margin of preference, meaning that when the Australian General Tariff is 5% or higher on a given product, the amount of the tariff is reduced by 5% points for products of beneficiary countries and where the rate is less than 5%, the ASTP rate is zero.

Exporting to Australia

Exporters need to contact an importer in Australia, who will fulfill importing formalities. The importers, on their own or via licensed customs brokers acting on their behalf, will prepare import declarations to clear imported goods from customs control. Import Declaration or a Warehouse Declaration will require following documents:

  • Bill of lading/air waybill
  • Commercial documents (invoices)
  • Evidence of your identity
  • Permits or approvals for the goods and
  • Any other relevant documents (Certificate of Origin, other certificates depending on the type of products)

The Australian Government prohibits the import and export of certain goods to and from Australia. For the information on prohibited items click here.

Click here to learn about specifics of exporting your goods to Australia, including tariff and valuation, and other Customs related formalities.

Exporting plants and plant products

Since plants and plant products from overseas can risk introducing weeds, pests, and diseases into Australia, which pose a threat to Australia’s natural environment, food security and economy, thus, they are required to undergo more scrutiny. Plant products include any goods that contain ingredients or components of plant origin including wooden or bamboo articles, cut flowers and foliage, horticultural produce and other plant-derived food, pet food, and stockfeed.

Australia’s Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON) outlines all import conditions for the importation of goods into Australia. If you are intending to import plants or plant products, you should search BICON for the goods you want and find out if the particular good is permitted for import, and documentation requirements and so on. Visit the import conditions review page for more information. You can search for specific products and requirements here.

Click here to learn about exporting food products to Australia in detail.

You can also contact Nepal-Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry for specific information. Contact details:

Nepal-Australia Chamber of Commerce & Industry 
Address : 7th Floor, JDA Complex, Bagdurbar
Phone : 4230226
Fax : 00977-1-4242004
Email : nepalaustraliachamber@gmail.com

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