Surcharges

Understanding your invoice

Surcharges are additional charges that are mandatory and applicable to your TNT shipments.

When shipping consignments with TNT, the following surcharges apply: 

Fuel surcharge

Due to continuing fuel price fluctuations, TNT applies an index-based fuel surcharge to all shipments. This approach provides our customers with a transparent charging mechanism for fuel costs. Follow the links for information on our Domestic Fuel Surcharge and International Fuel Surcharge.

Enhanced International Security Surcharge

Following well-publicised incidents involving the transportation of packages containing illegal explosive devices, TNT has implemented additional procedures, activities and investments to safeguard our customers' shipments whilst in our custody. To partially offset the additional costs an Enhanced International Security Surcharge is applied to all international shipments.

Effective 7 January 2019, the enhanced International Security Surcharge (ESS) is incorporated into International freight charges on your tariffs.

 

TNT reserves the right to review TNT’s surcharges on shipments in accordance with TNT’s Terms and Conditions of Carriage and Other Services which may be viewed at www.tnt.com.au. By tendering your shipments to TNT, you agree to pay the surcharges, as determined by TNT.

 

TNT Domestic Security Surcharge

As communicated by the Australian Government, from 1 July 2020, new regulatory requirements for piece-level examination of domestic air cargo apply. Click here to access the latest information.

Meeting these new regulations requires FedEx Express and TNT to invest in new security equipment and examination methods.

Having regard to those changes, we have recalibrated our security surcharge. Effective 16 August 2020, 6.9% will be added to the current TNT Domestic Security Surcharge. Click here for more information.
 

Services impacted are:

  • TNT Domestic Priority (9:00 Express, 10:00 Express, 12:00 Express and Overnight Express)
  • Time Critical - Next Flight and Failsafe

 

Shipment Surcharges & Fees

TNT has a number of fees and surcharges relating to your TNT account, Domestic, International and Sameday Time Critical shipments. All fees and surcharges are quoted in Australian dollars (AUD) and are GST exclusive. TNT reserves the right to introduce new and/or vary its fees and surcharges from time to time. Please contact your local TNT office for more information on our fees and surcharges

Temporary Surcharge renamed as "Peak Surcharge" effective 2 November 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains, reducing air cargo capacity globally.  

This disruption has caused us to make adjustments to our networks which has increased our costs. As a result, we announced a 'Temporary Surcharge' on all FedEx Express and TNT international parcel and freight shipments beginning 6 April 2020.

Beginning 2 November 2020, the 'Temporary Surcharge' will be renamed as 'Peak Surcharge'.

PEAK SURCHARGE ADJUSTMENT ON INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS TO AND FROM AUSTRALIA
 

We announced a peak surcharge on all TNT international shipments beginning 6 April 2020.​


We implemented this surcharge due to the various COVID-19 containment restrictions issued in countries around the world. Those restrictions continue to disrupt the global supply chain. As a result, air cargo capacity is limited, and we are incurring incremental costs as we adjust our international networks to best deliver much-needed goods and services in this constrained environment.


From 1 May 2021, the surcharge amount for some TNT international shipments to Australia will increase. Please see below for the updated surcharge.
 

Effective date

Impacted shipments

Surcharge per kg (in AUD)

6 April 2020 to August 9 2021

Outbound from Mainland China to the rest of the world

$1.50 per kg*

 

Intra-APAC**

$ 1.50 per kg*

 

All shipments between Australia and New Zealand$ 0.35 per kg*

 

All international shipments except for above

$ 0.35 per kg*

* Minimum of AU$1.50 per shipment applies, regardless of the origin markets.

** The shipments transported among Australia, Brunei, China, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Macau SAR China, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Taiwan China, Thailand and Vietnam, except for the shipments between Australia and New Zealand.
 

Peak Surcharge from 10 August 2020 to 30 April 2021
 

Effective dateImpacted ShipmentsImpacted Shipments

Surcharge per kg (in AUD)

Surcharge Code
 Export Shipments from AustraliaOutbound from Australia to USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico

$1.50 per kg1

GPT
  All shipments between Australia and New Zealand

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
  

Intra-APAC2 except for shipments between Australia and New Zealand

$1.50 per kg1

PSA
10 August 2020 to 30 April  2021 

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
 

Import shipments to Australia

Inbound from China, Hong Kong SAR China, Taiwan China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

$3.00 per kg3

GPA
  

Intra-APAC2 except for above

$1.50 per kg1

PSA
  

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS

1. Minimum of AU$1.50 per shipment applies
2. APAC markets: Australia, Brunei, China, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau SAR China, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan China,  Thailand, Vietnam
3. Minimum of AU$3.00 per shipment applies
 

Peak Surcharge from 1 May 2021
 

Effective dateImpacted ShipmentsImpacted Shipments

Surcharge per kg (in AUD)

Surcharge Code
 Export Shipments from AustraliaOutbound from Australia to USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico

$1.50 per kg1

GPT
  All shipments between Australia and New Zealand

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
  

Intra-APAC2 except for shipments between Australia and New Zealand

$1.50 per kg1

PSA
1 May 2021 

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS
 

Import shipments to Australia

Inbound from China, Hong Kong SAR China, Taiwan China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

$3.75 per kg3 (Updated)

GPA
  

Intra-APAC2 except for above

$1.50 per kg1

PSA
  Inbound from India$3.00 per kg4(Updated)GPF
  

All international shipments except for above

$0.35 per kg1

GPS

1. Minimum of AU$1.50 per shipment applies
2. APAC markets: Australia, Brunei, China, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau SAR China, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan China,  Thailand, Vietnam
3. Minimum of AU$3.75 per shipment applies (Updated)
4. Minimum of AU$3.00 per shipment applies (Updated)

 

Additional GST for TNT collect shipments imported from India (Effective 1 September 2020)

Starting 1 September 2020, invoices for TNT collect shipments imported from India will reflect an additional India Goods and Services Tax (GST) as applicable. This is part of our continuous effort to align FedEx Express and TNT policy globally, as well as to comply with India Tax regulations. The GST below will apply to all customers, including payers billed outside India:
 

Origin of Shipment
Addtional Tax
IndiaIndia 18% GST

If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.

Additional VAT for TNT collect shipments imported from Vietnam (Effective 1 September 2020)

Starting 1 September 2020, invoices for TNT collect shipments imported from Vietnam will reflect an additional Vietnam Value Added Tax (VAT) as applicable. This is part of our continuous effort to align FedEx Express and TNT policy globally, as well as to comply with Vietnam Tax regulations. The VAT below will apply to all customers, including payers billed outside Vietnam:

Origin of ShipmentAdditional Tax
VietnamVietnam 10% VAT

If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.

Additional VAT for TNT collect shipments imported from Thailand (Effective 1 September 2020)

Starting 1 September 2020, invoices for TNT collect shipments imported from Thailand will reflect an additional Thailand Value Added Tax (VAT) as applicable. This is part of our continuous effort to align FedEx Express and TNT policy globally, as well as to comply with Thailand Tax regulations. The VAT below will apply to all customers, including payers billed outside Thailand:
 

Origin of Shipment
Addtional Tax
ThailandThailand 7% VAT

If you have any questions about the tax, please contact your sales representative or reach us at the enquiry hotline on your TNT invoice.

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