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Not all costs are shown in the final quote, so make sure you know what to look for and calculate if missing.
All freight quotes can be broken down into the following basic sections.
Below are 5 common costly mistakes regularly made by international traders, make sure it does not happen to you.
Below are four ways to source a good quality product and therefore make it significantly easier to achieve success in trade.
There are various categories of documents required in international trade transactions. Not all are needed for all importation.
Referrals are key to finding agents and distributors you can trust.
Chinese imports have a notoriously bad reputation. But that doesn’t mean every company in China produces substandard products.
Understanding – and managing – the paperwork associated with exporting will be critical to developing a slick and profitable international operation.
Cash flow often proves to be the biggest stumbling block for importers.
Ensure your export product meets all requirements before you ship.
Research, research, research is to importing what location, location, location is to property.
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.