Wholesale Customs Clearance Services

Local Knowledge, Global Capabilities

The Freight Forwarders Border Clearance Partner

We provide expert Australian Border Force clearance solutions to corporate brokers and freight forwarders on a locum or temporary basis.

What we do is our passion, not just a job!

We do not Freight Forward.

It's in our Terms and Conditions!

When you engage 3DL Customs & Consulting for your wholesale customs clearance, you can be assured of:

36-hour turnaround on sea freight clearances, and 12 hours on air freight. We also recognise the need for expedited emergencies upon occasion, and can work with you to meet tight deadlines.

Accuracy every step of the way. In fact, our KPI's for completed entries and invoicing is achieved in 99% of all cases!

No more invoicing delays, disbursement outlays, or cash flow issues as we will ensure your goods are cleared quickly and efficiently.

Think of us as your very own Customs Department - but without all the legislative, regulatory, and financial headaches, because we take care of that all for you!

The Corporate Brokers Locum

3DL Customs & Consulting are pioneers of the contemporary approach to sub-contracting Formal Import Declarations (FID's) for corporate custom brokers. This means, when you enlist us as your Locum Customs Broker, you are guaranteed compliancy within the S183CD requirements set by the Director of Broker Licensing. Further, any compliance risk is transferred from you to us.

We are Corporate Members of the FTA, IFCBAA, and IFCBA, and place a heavy emphasis on Commercial Confidentiality. All of our employment contracts are air-tight, ensuring your sensitive information and trade secrets are kept strictly confidential within our all-Australian team. Our IT systems have capabilities to record every key stroke or action a staff member makes. We also sign No approach / No work agreements with clients wanting this added security.

We have Australia's only searchable database of Licensed Customs Brokers; our brokers have over 600 years of combined experience with an average of more than 28 service years, across all commodities and organisations of all sizes. This means we have the qualifications, capabilities, and expertise a modern business expects - and should be demanding - from a collaborator offering professional Border Clearance services.

Choose your preferred Broker - If you have a specific need or skill set requirement, our publicly available database allows you to find the right person for the job. Check out our "Find a Broker" button below.

We also understand the importance of technology; an accurate and rapid flow of information is a critical requirement to ensure the smooth and predictable movement of freight. This is why we exchange data in real time with our customers and other partners, enabling us to provide the very highest level of service.

We are specialists in our field, and receive glowing reviews from clients for each of the different services we provide the International Trading Community. These services include:

  • Customs duty minimisation and management, including audits to ensure only the minimum amount of customs duty legally due has been paid;
  • Tariff Classification Rulings and Reviews
  • Tariff Concession Order System
  • Customs Duty Management Plans
  • Customs Tariff Classification
  • Customs Valuation Rulings
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Preferential Tariffs
  • Origin Rulings
  • Duty Drawbacks
  • Anti-Dumping and Countervailing duties
  • Applications and advice for Trusted Trader Scheme, including compliance audits
  • Customs Compliance
  • Compliance Management Plans and audits
  • Customs Penalties and Prosecutions
  • Import Restrictions and Prohibitions
  • Commerce marking
  • Intellectual Property and Trademarks
  • Policy By-Laws
  • Certain Inputs to Manufacture (CIM)
  • Space Concessions

With our experienced team, you know your wholesale customs clearance is in good hands. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.