Whale Knows - All Current Australian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) | Whale Logistics Blog

By Chi Mai
April 08, 2019

High-quality, comprehensive free trade agreements (FTAs) can play an important role in supporting global trade liberalisation. Australian FTAs currently span across 11 nations, with 7 currently in discussion, and 4 already concluded but not yet...
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Whale Knows - How Importers Can Prepare for Chinese New Year Disruptions

By Chi Mai
November 26, 2018

The Chinese New Year (CNY) of 2019 starts on Tuesday, February 5th, and lasts officially for 7 days. However, did you know that the holiday causes disruptions of up to 3 weeks before and 2 months after the one week celebration? In this article,...
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Whale Knows - How to Automate Your Ecommerce Fulfillment This Holiday Season

By Chi Mai
November 12, 2018

It's November and the height of Christmas and holiday shopping is just around the corner. With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Click Frenzy, and more shopping events than ever, it is absolutely crucial to automate your ecommerce fulfillment and...
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Freight Forwarding Tips - Australian Illegal Logging Laws

By Aaron Gaul
July 30, 2018

The illegal logging laws make it a criminal offence to import illegally logged timber products into Australia. The laws also require importers, prior to importing, to actively manage the risk that their products contain illegally logged timber.
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'Whale Knows' - Importing To Australia For Beginners: Tips, Pros and Cons

By Chi Mai
May 16, 2018

In 2016 Australia imported $181B, making it the 21st largest importer in the world. For importers to understand the complex risks of importing to Australia, Natalia, our Business Development Manager, goes through some tips and tricks on the topic.
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'Whale Knows' - How To Make The Most Of Your Sea Freight Container Space

By Natalia Simonovic
May 09, 2018

In this series, we go through the most frequently asked questions from our customers. This week, Natalia, our Business Development Manager, goes through the best practices when it comes to making maximum use of your container space.
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'Whale Knows' - Pricing of Shipments, Booking Shipments, and What To Expect At Destination

By Natalia Simonovic
May 02, 2018

In this series, we go through the most frequently asked questions or issues that are of concern to our customers. In this blog post, Natalia, our Business Development Manager, goes through a few topics that are frequently asked, such as the...
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GST on low value imported goods - Effective 1st July 2018

By Aaron Gaul
April 25, 2018
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April 25, 2018
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April 25, 2018

From 1 July this year, low value goods imported from overseas by consumers in Australia will attract Goods and Services Tax (GST). This means that vendors—including merchants, electronic distribution platform operators and re-deliverers—with...
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'Whale Knows' - What Documents Do You Need for Customs Clearance?

By Alice Zhang
April 11, 2018

Our Customs Brokers understand your difficulties when dealing with customs and quarantine, whether it is having the right broker or the appropriate documents. That's why in this blog post, Alice, our Customs Classifier, has shone some light into...
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'Whale Knows' - What To Know When Signing a Proof Of Delivery (POD)

By Jarrod Collins
April 04, 2018

In this series, our staff members go through the most commonly asked questions in importing, exporting and freight forwarding. In this blog post, Jarrod, our Customer Service Manager, explains the importance of signing a proof of delivery (POD)...
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