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To expedite import customs clearance, TNT help customers to settle the Duty and Tax of import shipments on their behalf so customers do not need to pay to customs authority directly.
Effective March 01, 2024, a duty tax handling fee will be assessed on importers without a TNT shipping account and will be collected along with duty and tax before shipment delivery. The Duty Tax Handling Fee is calculated as a 2.9% rate of total Duty and Tax, or a minimum charge of AUD30, whichever is higher.
We encourage importers to open a TNT shipping account so the fee can be conveniently billed to your account.
To continue offering the best possible ancillary clearance service, the rate of advancement fee assessed on import shipments will be adjusted to 2.9% of Duty & Tax or AUD30, whichever is higher. This adjustment will take effect starting November 1, 2023.
With the B2C e-commerce market growing steadily and residential deliveries on the rise, consumers are not always home to receive their deliveries.
Starting September 4, 2023, in Australia, residential shipments may be released without signature at recipients’ doorstep or such other appropriate place when recipients are not at home. Picture Proof of Delivery will also be introduced shortly, which will give shippers and consumers peace of mind on the delivery of their residential shipments.
Subject to the conditions below, this new process can apply to all TNT domestic and international shipments delivered to Australia residential addresses, improving recipients’ experience, and assisting us in decreasing our redeliveries and carbon emissions.
For residential shipments that require a signature, customers need to provide special instructions at shipment creation or customers can request signatures for all shipments for their account via an opt-out email to their Sales executive.
The TNT Terms and Conditions of Carriage and Other Services will be updated to support this operational change. The changes will be effective as of September 4, 2023.
To boost domestic consumption and production, the Vietnam government announced to extend the temporary value-added tax (VAT) reduction policy that the VAT of the goods and services that are currently applied with 10% value-added tax rate will be reduced to 8%, for the period from July 1 to December 31, 2023. The invoices which are issued to both outbound bill shipper and outbound bill consignee related to TNT outbound shipments originating from Vietnam and any ancillary services performed and consumed in Vietnam during this period will reflect the reduced rate of 8%.
The VAT below will apply to all customers in relation to all shipments originating from Vietnam and any ancillary services performed and consumed in Vietnam, including payers billed outside and inside Vietnam:
Origin of Shipment
If you have any questions on the above, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.
Please be advised FedEx is currently experiencing service disruptions on shipments travelling to and from New Zealand. We are regularly reviewing the situation and implementing contingency plans as required. We appreciate your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience.
Given the improving situation in Shanghai, China, the following services have been restored into Shanghai (PVG) Airport as per table below.
U.S., Canada, Latin America,
Middle East/ Indian Subcontinent/ Africa (MEISA)
Services reinstated (Effective June 6, 2022)
Services reinstated previously
Eastern China including Shaghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangxi
Providing the best customer experience possible is a top priority for us, and we are working hard to minimize the impact on our customers. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
Customers can find the latest status of their shipments on fedex.com and tnt.com.
We are currently experiencing high shipping volume flowing through our FedEx Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) hub and there was a work stoppage at our TNT air hub in Liege on March 3. Customer may experience delays in their FedEx and TNT shipments inbound and outbound of Europe. Transshipments transiting through these hubs may also experience delays as well.
We apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused. To check the status of your shipments, please visit fedex.com or tnt.com.
A major winter storm moved through North America from Feb. 12 – 16, 2021 and had caused hazardous conditions across the U.S.
While we implemented numerous contingencies to mitigate the impact to our customers during this time, there may be on-going service delays anticipated for inbound and outbound shipments across the U.S. until recovery efforts conclude across the country.
As always, FedEx appreciates your business and your patience during weather-related disruptions.
Effective March 1, 2021, FedEx and TNT will be prohibiting, in all of its domestic and international networks, shipments of all electronic cigarettes and their component parts, any other similar device that relies on vaporization or aerosolization, and any noncombustible liquid or gel, regardless of the presence of nicotine, that can be used with any such device.
If an unauthorized electronic cigarettes or vaping products shipment is identified in any FedEx/TNT network during the handling process, it will be treated as a prohibited item in accordance with the applicable terms and conditions of carriage.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause for your business.
Effective 15 October 2020 high-risk plant products from all countries are not permitted entry into Australia within mail articles (including FedEx and TNT shipments). Any shipments containing high-risk plant products arriving in Australia will be destroyed.
The Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) is implementing these actions to address the risk of khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) on a range of plant products that are hosts of this pest. These urgent actions are being implemented in phases, please refer to the Departments website for further information regarding Kharpa beetle and high-risk plant products.
Shippers exporting and/or importing to Australia must ensure all ingredients are labelled in English on all shipments to avoid destruction.
From October 5, the transit time for FedEx Express and TNT shipments from worldwide to Ho Chi Minh City and neighbouring provinces in South Vietnam (via SGN gateway) will arrive one day faster. This is part of our on-going effort to enhance customer experience.
* If the shipment is picked up after the cut-off time, the pickup date will be the next day.
Note: There may be additional transit time extensions and temporary service suspension experienced due to the current COVID-19 situation. Please find out more on fedex.com and tnt.com
If you have further questions about this service enhancement, please contact your Sales Representative or our Customer Service Hotline.
The Vietnam officials has recently implemented new cargo-flight operating hours due to the closure of a runway at Tan Son Nhat Airport, effective on July 13, 2020. This situation resulted in flight changes and there will be temporary transit time extensions for selected FedEx and TNT inbound and outbound shipments to and from South Vietnam via SGN gateway.
We will continue to use our logistics network to minimize service impacts to deliver the best possible service to our customers. Please visit fedex.com and tnt.com or contact your local Customer Service team to find out about the status of your package.
In order to strengthen the quality supervision of both medical and non-medical commodity export, Ministry of Commerce of China, General Administration of Customs and State Administration for Market Regulation released Announcement No. 12 of 2020 on April 25, 2020 with immediate effect to reinforce the compliance.
China shippers must ensure all export shipments to be compliant with the latest regulation and paperwork requirements. You may get more information from the website of Ministry of Commerce of China (click here).
To ensure smooth customs export clearance from China, importers are strongly encouraged to check with their shippers in China that their export shipments of both medical and non-medical commodity export meet the regulations/guidelines imposed, prior to engaging in the export arrangement from China.
According to the China Customs declaration regulation update on General Administration of Customs Announcement No. 53 of 2020, select medical-related export items listed below under the following Customs Harmonized Codes (HS codes) are subjected to China inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) inspection of export commodities starting from April 10, 2020. This is to strengthen the quality supervision on select medical related item export from China.
To ensure smooth customs export clearance of these medical items from China, importers are strongly encouraged to check with their shippers in China that their export for these listed items meet the formal export declaration imposed by China Customs, prior to engaging in the export arrangement from China.
You can refer to the link below from General Administration of Customs P.R. China for more details, customs.gov.cn/customs/302249/302266/302267/2961602/index.html (available in simplified Chinese only).