Exporting perfumes to Africa

Question posted by Lanu Adepitan, on behalf of Gloria Bennett (UK) Limited in EN1

I want to export perfumes to retailers in Africa. I need wholesalers of original ones, as there are many fakes trading alongside original ones. I need also information about cargo, as I understand perfumes need special requirements because of the alcohol contents.

Thank you.
Lanu Bennett.

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Dear Lanu

I think it maybe worth us having a talk about this on the phone, there are quite a lot of things to be addressed here, can i have a contact telephone number for you, or can you call me on 0121 237 1119?

Thank you

Kind regards

Rebecca Gough
British Jewellery & Giftware International

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Gary Clere, on behalf of Cargocall UK Ltd in UB7.

Dear Lanu
In response to your questions, one of the key things to consider concerning perfumes, as you rightly say, is alcohol content. Often perfumes are classed as hazardous (low class). Much depends on the formula of the perfume and proportions. If items are in any way classed as aerosols, this also is deemed hazardous (pressurised containers). If any of the products are hazardous, appropriate packing has to be supplied along with dangerous goods notes. Certain parts of Africa require import permits to be held by the buyer and obviously they would be responsible for import duty/tax in their local country. We would recommend shipping product door to port/airport only (CPT incoterms) leaving your overseas customer to manage customs clearance and final delivery.
I hope the above will give a quick guide and should you require further information, please fee l free to contact me.
Gary

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Dear Lanu

I hope you are well, sorry I missed your call last week, I did try calling you back but got your answer machine, if you would like to try calling again I am in the office all of today.

Kind regards

Rebecca Gough

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