WHAT IS A CUSTOMS BROKER AND WHY USE ONE? 

A Customs Brokers is a licensed individual that has studied and achieved a Diploma of Customs Brokering. Licensed Customs Brokers have studied the many laws and regulations that relate to border clearance facilitation into Australia. 

To achieve a license, individuals need to pass the course of study, demonstrate many years of acquired experience and pass a panel governed by the National Customs Brokers Licensing Advisory Committee (NCBLAC), The Department of Home Affairs and ABF.

Customs Brokers are professionals and experts in the field. We enhance clearance processing by delivering: 

- Efficiency

- Expertise and Knowledge

- Legal methods of Duty Mitigation

- Enhanced Compliance

- Strategic Problem Solving and Supply Chain Analysis 

WHAT IS THE BASIC PROCESS FOR A CUSTOMS CLEARANCE?

1. Contact us for a clearance quote. 

2. Lodge your consignment documents to enquiries@oscl.com.au

3. A licensed customs broker will review your documents, compile the data, classify your goods and then electronically lodge your shipment through Australian Border Force and Quarantine. 

4. An invoice will be generated for our services, including the amounts of Import Customs Duty, Import GST and Electronic Processing Fees. This invoice will be accompanied with a copy of the Formal Customs Entry.

5. The Customs & Quarantine status will be advised accordingly. 

6. Once settlement of our invoice has been finalized, we will arrange the finalization of the customs entry within the customs system. 

7. When the shipment is clear, you are able to collect your consignment or we can arrange National Domestic Delivery.  

WHAT BASIC DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR CLEARANCE PROCESSING?

OSCL will require a signed Letter of Authority (LOA) and copy of Identification for all new clients. 

SEAFREIGHT: 

1. Bill of Lading (Telex or Express Preferred)

2. Commercial Invoice (Proforma Invoice is not accepted)

3. Packing List

4. Packing Declaration (ensure its a valid and updated template)

5. Certificate of Origin (if applicable)

6. Any Commodity or Non-commodity specific documents (for example: fumigation certificates, import permits...)

7. Shipping Line or Forwarders Pre-alert, Arrival Notice and Charges. 

AIRFREIGHT: 

1. Airwaybill or House Airwaybill

2. Commercial Invoice (Proforma Invoice is not accepted)

3. Packing List

4. Certificate of Origin (if applicable)

5. Any Commodity or Non-commodity specific documents

6. Airline or Forwarders Pre-alert, Arrival Notice and Charges

POSTAL: 

1. Auspost Notice 

2. Commercial Invoice (Proforma Invoice is not accepted)

3. Packing List

4. Certificate of Origin (if applicable)

5. Any Commodity or Non-Commodity specific documents