I am having trouble getting International Shipping Quotes!

As different countries have different address formats, Myparcel will only produce quotes if the user inputs the correct address format for their chosen country. Below are some of the formats for the most common countries Myparcel customers ship to: Country Myparcel Format Examples Canada Postcode M1B1B1 OR V5K0A4 China Province, postcode Shanghai 200052 OR Shufu 844100 England Town, Postcode Manchester […]

As a business, what do I need to consider before shipping to international markets?

As a business, before offering your product to an international market (or markets), we recommend: Researching the restrictions and regulations of the country you wish to ship to Identifying a demand for your product, and where your product will stand among local competition Understanding the duties and taxes you may face Have a policy in place specifically for international shipping, […]

What can’t I send internationally?

All countries have different specifications of what they will import and export. It is the sender’s responsibility to research and comply with: the rules and regulations of the country of import, and the rules and regulations of the country of export (Australia) If you do not comply with these regulations, you may be liable for additional charges.   As a […]

Can I send excess luggage with Myparcel?

Yes, you can send excess luggage through Myparcel, provided you are able to declare all the contents of your luggage and will be able to provide a secure location to drop off and pick up the luggage while you are travelling. Keep in mind, your luggage will most likely take longer to arrive in the country you are travelling to […]

What if my shipment contains multiple item types? Do I need to declare them all?

Yes, you need to declare each individual item. For example, if you are sending a woman’s t-shirt, candle and silver bracelet in the same box, you need to declare each item using its individual AHECC Code. Countries like to keep track of how much/many of each item type they are importing into their country, particularly if it is a commercial […]

What are some of the most common/useful AHECC Codes?

Some of the most common AHECC codes are listed in Myparcel’s export code selector. Some additional useful codes are: Item Type AHECC Code Gingerbread 190520 Ballpoint pens 960810 Registers, account books, notebooks, order books, receipt books, letter pads, memorandum pads, diaries and similar articles 482010   Books 490199 Photographs 491191 Cotton Baby Garments 620920 Sunglasses 900410 Balls (e.g. Basketballs, netballs, […]

How do I find my AHECC Code?

To find your code, Myparcel recommends visiting the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website to download the official AHECC code list. www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1233.0Jan%202017 Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the “complete file”. From here, you may wish to use the ctrl + F command or search bar in the excel sheet, to find the item you are looking […]

How does the AHECC code work?

An AHECC (Australian Harmonised Export Commodity Classification) Tariff code is a six to eight-digit code that helps classify a product category/type. For example, if you wished to send a Men’s cotton shirt the code is: 620520 The first two digits, 62, specify the item is an article of apparel or clothing. This is called a chapter. The second two digits, […]

What is an AHECC Code?

An AHECC code is a six to eight-digit, internationally recognised code, used to identify items traded internationally.