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Automotive Logistics

Importing & customs clearance

Automobile, truck, and motorbike manufacturers and distributors alike must follow strict regulations around importing vehicles into Australia. For your supply chain to run smoothly, navigating the complex Australian Design Rules (ADRs) and the Vehicle Import Approvals (VIAs) that regulates the process demands significant coordination and preparation. What steps are required to import a new road vehicle? How does the customs clearance process work? How do you calculate Customs Duty, Luxury Car Tax and GST for new autos? Are there Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) that apply to my automotive logistics importing scenario? Do you have a large database of parts for classification? When preparations aren’t properly made, importers lose money, time and risk stiff penalities and delays.

Turn to the automotive logistics experts at BCR for assistance in establishing or overhauling your automotive supply chain. We understand the extensive preparation required to import autos, including new vehicle models, into Australia and provide Customs related services as well as IT and distribution solutions.

BCR automotive logistics

  • End-to-end supply chain management services
  • Customs consulting services include coordination with Customs and other regulatory agencies
  • Review your existing automotive customs clearance and logistics processes for improvements
  • Audit your past imports for tariff concession orders or FTA availability

Supply Chain Management

  • Determine most effective transportation and distribution options for vehicles and parts from port to dealer or port to warehouse
  • Daily and monthly financial reports and analysis
  • Electronic funds transfer for duty payments
  • Landed into-store costing capabilities

Importing & Quarantine

  • Carnets and temporary importations
  • Customs classification and valuation advice
  • Diplomatic vehicle clearances
  • Duty, refund and Tradex advice
  • Electronic quarantine clearance formalities
  • Import declarations
  • Ozone-depleting substance reporting and management
  • Tariff concession Applications


Our automotive logistics IT capabilities are robust. We seamlessly transfer data into formal import declarations, customised reports and more.

  • EDI and electronic interconnection
  • Develop state-of-the-art systems

Distribution & Warehousing

  • Warehousing and ex-warehousing automotive solutions
  • Pick and pack

Spare parts freight forwarding

Learn more about our 3PL automotive logistics services for importing vehicles and parts to Australia by reading the case study or by contacting us.

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