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All freight quotes can be broken down into the following basic sections.
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Avail of government incentives to expose your export goods to foreign markets.
As is often the case in business, deciding who you want to do business with is not easy.
While your business may have a successful trading history and an established infrastructure, making the jump to exporting is not a simple process.
South African homeware importer and founder of Ethereal, Claire Smith, has this advice to share on how to operate a successful and streamlined import business.
You only need to get an import permit if you are importing certain types of goods.
Make it a priority to protect your intellectual property well in advance of having your exported goods landing on foreign soils.
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When it comes to export, one must always begin with the end in mind – your market.
Every importer needs to familiarise themselves with the customs procedure of clearing imported goods.
For assistance with establishing a profitable export arm to your business, refer to the organisations listed below.
To pay for your goods, you will need to access foreign exchange.
Patrick Schofield, co-founder of Streetwires and exporter, has this advice to share on the do’s and don’ts of exporting.