At R.H Freight we have dedicated and experienced customs brokers which can review how effectively your current Brokers are handling the Customs and Quarantine processes in the import chain and how to streamline the logistics formalities and minimize expenses locally providing a peace of mind to all clientele.

We provide consultancy on by-Law applications, GST and tariff concessions, customs clearance and quarantine procedures, including a technical diagnosis, calculation of duty and duty concessions; Australian requirements and restrictions for the import and export of goods for both Customs and Quarantine.

Our state-of-the-art technology enables R.H Freight & Customs Brokers to keep abreast of changes in the industry. We stay at the forefront of updates, rules and regulations in the import/export business with electronic links to the Australian Customs Service, the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service, Integrated Customs Service and other relevant Government agencies.


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At R.H Freight & Customs Brokers, our company and customs brokers are accredited by the Australian Quarantine Service, a division of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry responsible for minimizing the risk of prohibited items entering Australia.


Please find a brief description of the many different opportunities that RH Freight & Customs Brokers provide via Customs Consulting.

Tariff Advice

The Tariff Advice System is designed to allow importers to seek an advance ruling on the classification of specific goods which is legally binding for five years unless there is a change of Customs Practice.

Tariff Concessions. The System is a mechanism for granting a Tariff Concession Order to allow concessional entry of imported goods where no substitutable goods are produced in Australia in the ordinary course of business.

Traffic Concessions

The System is a mechanism for granting a Tariff Concession Order to allow concessional entry of imported goods where no substitutable goods are produced in Australia in the ordinary course of business.

Enhanced Project By Law Scheme (EPBS)

The Enhanced Project By-law Scheme provides tariff duty concessions on eligible capital goods for major investment projects in the mining, resource processing, food processing, food packaging, manufacturing, agriculture, gas supply industry sectors, power supply and water supply industries.

Additionally the project must have a total project expenditure on eligible goods of $10 million or more (eligible goods are essentially capital equipment purchased for the project); Investigation into this process needs to begin before the procurement stage of a project meaning pro-activity is the key.

Valuation and Origin Advices for both import and export

(Free Trade Agreement fulfillment). AUFTA; There are many Free Trade Agreements in place and we can provide you further information and determine if your goods fulfill those requirements.

Duty Drawback Implementation

The Duty Drawback Scheme enables exporting companies to obtain a refund of Customs duty paid on imported goods where those goods will be treated, processed, or incorporated into other goods for export, or are exported unused since importation.

Tradex Implementation

The Tradex Scheme allows an importer to gain an up-front exemption from Customs duty and GST on eligible imported goods that are intended for export. The goods may be exported in the same condition as imported, subject to a process or treatment after importation, with a final product export or incorporation in other goods which are subsequently exported.

Customs Audits

R.H Freight currently provides all existing and prospective clients a “pro-gratis” Customs Audit. We look at past importations for possibilities of reclaiming taxes, or to avoid them in the future. A fee is only retained if we are successful in regaining funds from Customs on the client’s behalf, or if a formal Tariff Concession Application or Advice is successful.

Quarantine Consulting

R.H Freight consult companies on requirements for Quarantine in Australia be it via verbal discussions, physical goods inspection and preparation for export or Import Permit submissions.

Temporary Imports

There are various ways to import goods temporarily via Carnet, Security and other measures to avoid the forfeit of taxes.

Certain Inputs to Manufacture Scheme (CIM)

The Certain Inputs to Manufacture (CIM) Program aims to improve the competitiveness of Australian industry by providing import duty concessions on certain imported raw materials and intermediate goods such as chemical, plastics or paper goods.  In addition, CIM covers metal materials and goods which are used for the packaging of food.

Direct Debit Scheme

By signing the DDR, the client authorizes the Australian Customs Service (Customs) to arrange for funds to be debited from the nominated account for the payment of customs duty, goods and services tax, wine equalisation tax, luxury car tax and other charges and fees payable in respect of imported goods. This then negates shipments being held awaiting disbursements to be paid to R.H Freight before goods are delivered.

GST Deferral Scheme

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) operates a scheme that provides for the deferral of GST on imported goods. The Deferred GST Scheme covers GST only; it does not impact upon Customs duty, which must still be paid at the time of importation. This means that GST is not required to physically pay when the goods are imported and entered for home consumption.