We strongly recommend that you have insurance cover against loss or damage in transit and that you specify a “door to door” insurance policy that will also cover ground handling and transport at both ends.

Insurance is generally arranged by the shipping agent at the port of departure but if you have not already arranged insurance then we can help you with this. As a guide to premium you should allow 5% of the declared value plus $25, with a minimum of $175. Note that the declared value for insurance is not necessarily the same as the customs value.

Note that insurance will not cover any detention, storage or additional government charges that may be applied if your shipment is in violation of Australia’s strict border protection rules.

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