Import USA

Import from the USA to Austria – You want to import goods from the USA to Austria and book them easily? No problem with the multi-carrier shipping platform – simply compare prices and choose from a variety of well-known shipping service providers.

Import Austria from USA

Foreign trade between Austria and the third country USA is flourishing: The USA ranks seventh as one of Austria’s most important trading partners. In 2021 alone, Austrian imports from the USA increased by 8.1% to around 5.7 billion euros compared to the previous year1 and continue to show a positive trend.

The most important import goods for Austria from the USA are above all pharmaceutical products (+ 31.7%) and electrical machinery and equipment (+ 32%).2 This also increases the demand from Austrian B2B companies for fast and reliable shipping partners for the import of goods from the USA. Companies wishing to import goods from the USA can easily compare the shipping rates of all shipping partners via our shipping calculator and book directly online – without contract and volume commitments.

And, if you do have any questions, our Customer Service Team is always available to advise you personally!

Calculate your import costs from the USA to Austria

Import by air freight from the USA

Shipping by air freight to bring your goods from the USA to Austria usually takes about 2-3 days. Even if the transport costs are a little higher, it is worth it – especially for smaller shipments with a low weight. Most parcel services limit the maximum weight of a shipment to 31.5 kg, for example. When booking through our shipping platform, you can choose from a variety of well-known CEP service providers (CEP = courier, express and parcel service), such as FedEx, UPS and DHL. They will transport your shipment to Austria by cargo plane.

In comparison: Sea freight from the USA (and also from China) takes approx. 3-6 weeks to arrive, depending on where in the USA the freight is delivered from. Often your goods have to be transported from the supplier to the port beforehand, which can sometimes take between one day and one week.

You want to import by air freight from North America to Austria and have questions? Our shipping experts in the Special Service will be happy to assist you!

Import Express from the US

Shipping times may vary depending on the shipping option you choose and the size of your shipment. If you want to ensure that your urgent goods reach you in the shortest possible time, we recommend express shipping. Express shipping via well-known shipping service providers such as UPS, DHL Express, TNT or FedEx via our shipping platform ensures on-time delivery with transit time guarantees. This makes import shipping processes easier to plan and saves resources, especially in small and medium-sized companies. By the way, the transit times for each carrier are displayed directly in the price comparison.

Reliable shipping partners for your US imports

When booking an import shipment, the choice of shipping service provider plays an important role in addition to price and transit time. For many of our customers, the reputation of the shipping service provider, the experience they have gained and the possibility of accessing international carriers directly are important factors in their decision. Especially when it comes to importing goods in smaller volumes. With us, you have the choice, depending on the shipping option:

Import from the USA with DHL

DHL Express is part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, one of the largest international shipping service providers in the world. DHL Express specialises in international express and parcel shipping. Present in more than 220 countries, the shipping service provider has a large air freight network – also for goods imports from the USA.

Import from the USA with UPS

The United Parcel Service (UPS) is a US courier express parcel service operating worldwide. The subsidiary UPS Airlines is responsible for all UPS air transport. With one of the largest air freight fleets in the world, UPS is a reliable shipping partner for your imports from North America to Austria.

Import from the USA with FedEx/TNT

FedEx is a globally operating US courier and logistics company. Since May 2015, TNT Express has also officially become a subsidiary of FedEx. The air freight division of FedEx Express is the largest cargo airline in the world and has a global transport network for your goods imports from the USA.


Regardless of whether you want to import parcels, pallets or documents from the USA, the price comparison clearly shows you all available carriers according to your shipping requirements. With the shipment tracking function (Track & Trace), you can also see where your import shipment is at any time, regardless of which carrier you have booked.

FROM DOCUMENTS TO PALLETS – CHECK WHICH SHIPPING OPTIONS YOU CAN HAVE

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Whether hazardous goods, same day, on-board courier or air freight, we will find a solution for your special shipment needs.

Customs for your imports from the USA to Austria

First things first: For importing goods from the USA to Austria, the requirements for you as the importer (“ordering party” of the consignment) are quite uncomplicated. When booking via our online booking platform, all customs-relevant data is requested directly during registration. However, in order to avoid delays in delivery, we recommend that you contact the exporter (consignor) in the USA directly and provide them with all the necessary commercial documents and data.

Especially with regard to the customs process, many questions always arise: Therefore, we provide you with a free “Import Checklist – How to import to Austria quickly and easily” for download. In it, we inform you about which documents and information are required for customs, clarify terms such as customs tariff number and goods tariff number and deal with the topic of customs duties.

Supplier connection – More transparency for your supplier costs

As an importing company, you often have many different suppliers from different countries. This often makes it difficult to keep track of supplier costs, even for import shipments from the USA. We provide a solution here: On the shipping platform, you have the option with your LetMeShip account to invite all your international suppliers and link them to your account (customer account). This ensures that your suppliers book at the conditions you have set. In this way you avoid possible price negotiations and also secure the best price.

In addition, you can determine whether your supplier is only allowed to ship to specified addresses and which shipping service providers and services are available for selection. Billing is done via your account, so you always have an overview of your shipping costs, even if your supplier is responsible for the booking. All shipments booked by a supplier based abroad are displayed in the system as import shipments.

Exports from Austria to the US

The USA is also Austria’s third most important export partner in terms of goods exports. Already in the 1st half of 2022, exports rose by +16.8%.3 Austrian exporters supply a broad mix of high-quality goods for which there is often no substitute. Export hits include machinery and mechanical equipment, beverages and pharmaceutical products. Accordingly, goods are frequently exported from Austria to the USA. On our shipping and booking platform you can also compare the export costs for your parcels, pallets and documents and track booked shipments accordingly in the shipment tracking. Find out more about exporting goods on our website.


Sources:

1 Statistics Austria. (9 March, 2022). Imports to Austria from the ten most important countries of origin in 2021.

2 FOREIGN TRADE AUSTRIA THE WC. Economic Report USA. Foreign Trade Center New York (December 2022).

3 FOREIGN TRADE AUSTRIA THE WC. Economic Report USA. Foreign Trade Center New York (December 2022).