Shipments to Libya require special Certificate

Due to fraudulent practices identified by the Libyan authorities, and to protect the transfer of hard currencies from Libya, the Central Bank of Libya issued Resolution 96 on 30th April Read more…

Problems shipping to individuals in Russia

  Shipment of dutiable goods to private individuals in Russia are presently heavily restricted by Russian Customs.  Parcels can be sent to registered business addresses, but must be for commercial Read more…

ISM now required for goods shipped to Kenya

The Kenyan Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has advised that all imported finished products are now required to be labelled with the ISM (Import Standardisation Mark) sticker, effective 1st September 2015. Read more…

Saudi Arabian import procedure

Compliance, especially in the form of Certificates of Conformity, is becoming one of the more costly aspects of international trade.  In part this is to prevent fraudulent practice, which is Read more…

SONCAP regulations for exporting to Nigeria

On the 1st March 2013 a new (and rather stringent) set of regulations came into force for anyone wishing to ship goods into Nigeria.  There are certain goods which may Read more…

Kenyan Imports and IDF

In the same way that in the UK all imports and exports are lodged electronically on the CHIEF system, in Kenya the same procedure is followed on the Simba 2005 Read more…

Country Information: Gabon

Gabon is based in Africa and offers many opportunities for trade for UK companies. General Information Official language: English (from 12th October 2012); formally French Other languages: Fang, Myene, Bakeke, Read more…

Cards, Colours and Chopsticks in Vietnamese Business Etiquette

Viet Nam is a fascinating country with which to do business, but there are certain requirements of behaviour that, if attended to, can enhance a proposer’s presentation to their Vietnamese Read more…

Exporting Vehicles to Tanzania from the UK

The following considerations should be borne in mind when exporting vehicles to Tanzania and these can be divided into three main categories. –  Physical shipment –  Export documentation –  Import Read more…

Country Information: Jordan

Jordan has a number of opportunities for exporters, and in some fields, for importers too.  It is not a country that should be overlooked as an international trade partner. General Read more…

SFDA Ban on Mouthwash containing Alcohol

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) have issued circular no. 3597 dated 2.2.1432 (or 16th January 2011) banning the import into Saudi Arabia of all mouthwash and related products Read more…

Ethiopian Dry Ports

In 2007 the Dry Port Service Enterprise (DPSE) in Ethiopia started building a dry port at Modjo, 76 km east of Addis Ababa in the Oromia Regional State. The opening Read more…

Shipments from Yemen and Somalia to USA

New security measures came into force on 8th November 2010 for everyone involved in shipping by air to the USA. The U.S Transportation Security Administration has issued the following additional Read more…

Booking Hotels in Ethiopia – rules for foreign travellers

In November 2010 the Ethiopian Government imposed a new regulation on Ethiopian Hotels which means that payment for hotel facilities by foreign visitors must be made in either US Dollars, Read more…

Freight collect shipments to Ethiopia from the UK

If you ship on freight collect terms from the UK to Ethiopia using Ethiopian Airlines, please note that Ethiopian Airlines can only forward the freight costs. All other costs, such Read more…

Shipment to Tincan Port, Lagos from Japan

There are some routings in international trade which, due to various circumstances, can result in delayed shipments.  Please note, however, that all of these shipping routes are subject to change. Read more…