Customs agents act on behalf of third-party importers, wholesalers, retailers or exporters to facilitate customs approval processes. Industry participants ensure a smooth flow of goods through the nation's ports and airports. The industry's primary service is providing import clearance, which is estimated to contribute close to 90% of industry revenue in 2013-14. Due to the strong Australian economy, strong retail spending and a record high Australian dollar, imports have grown solidly since 2010-11.
This industry comprises establishments that primarily engage in the provision of customs services. This includes customs clearance and documentation preparation for importing and exporting, but excludes freight forwarding and border control and surveillance.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.