Import Export Company In West Africa - Import Export Agents in Africa

Some businesses begin with export marketing included in their corporate plan; others slip gradually into exporting, perhaps having been approached by an overseas buyer with whom a profitable business relationship emerges, and it subsequently becomes clear that other exporting avenues might also prove profitable. The most likely first venues for marketing abroad might well be those arising from unsolicited enquiries from potential foreign customers, and information obtained from trade publications, newspapers and specialist export publications.

Exports can obviously increase markets for one's goods many times over, but for the newcomer exporting can also present numerous complications and learning difficulties. Though the temptation might exist, the newcomer is usually advised to gradually enter the export field, perhaps starting with one overseas market and gradually increasing the range of destinations in which one's products and services are offered.

The all-important initial market research to assess the suitability of your product or service to overseas markets, is one that might well be aided by a visit to a trade show in the country of intended export.

There the exporter can speak to foreign and international business men and women and obtain copies of relevant trade publications.The exporter might well find the product requires some modification to suit overseas markets, and that an import licence is required before certain products will be allowed into some countries.

All can be discussed with export information and advisory bodies on the entrepreneur's return. Amongst the more useful sources of information and advice for newcomers and established exporters are Trade Organisations and Chambers of Commerce, most of the largest of which are able to provide group selling facilities, fact finding services, organised trips abroad, payments & shipping advice, import export documentation advice, and so on.

It is advisable to join one of the larger Chambers of Commerce, such as those in London and Birmingham, as opposed to Chambers of Trade which though generally available in all main towns, are usually composed of retailers with no experience or interest in exporting. Many Chambers of Commerce hold regular meetings at which members can benefit from the experience and advice of fellow members and longer-established exporters. Additionally, many Chambers hold regular seminars on matters related to exporting, some aimed at relative beginners and therefore offering a more than useful insight into the ins and outs of this particular marketing method.

All of the major banks offer free literature and guidance to intending and established exporters, and many have specialist advisers available to answer whatever questions you might have in your beginning days as an exporter, as well as problems you might encounter as you begin venturing into new and untested markets.

 

Gambia Import Export Agents

P.O. Box 1783, Banjul
2nd Street East,
Fajara "M" Section
Tel: +220 437 2522
Cell: +220 799 0419
Email: info@africa-import-export.gm
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Gambia Import Export Services

We offer consultancy and agency services on every aspect of importing, exporting and distributing into the West African market, including supplier selection, sourcing trading partners, contract negotiation, favourable shipping terms, carrier and route selection, licensing, customs clearance, warehousing, sales and distribution, as well as any other area of concern for your company.

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Import Exports to West Africa

The Gambia has become the port of choice for the importation and distribution of products and goods through the tax and duty free trade zones in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast- Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Togo

Business Investments in Africa

There is often the assumption that business investments in Africa are risky. This, in reality, is simply not the case. In fact, there are huge business opportunities going begging on this continent. The only proviso is that intensive research must be carried out on every factor prior to implementation. We provide the professional input, research, reporting and advice to ensure that the investor or donor is fully aware and that risks are kept to a minimum. We also provide full supervision, reporting and accountability during the implementation of any particular project.

Do you have any questions about our import export market research, local marketing. sales and distribution services in West Africa? Then please contact us directly

 

Benin - Burkina Faso - Cameroon - Cape Verde - Chad - Equatorial Guinea - Gabon - Ghana
Guinea Bissau
- Guinea Conakry - Ivory Coast - Liberia - Mali - Mauritania - Nigeria - Niger
Senegal
- Sierra Leone - The Gambia - Togo