How can someone find a local partner in India?

Question posted by Robert Adewunmi, on behalf of Redefined Global Concept ltd in HA3

Having attended a webinar hosted by UKTI & hibu about getting started in India which was very helpful, I will very much like to know how to find a local partner to work with in India as I supply raw Cashew and I know the demand is high there and as such a reliable local partner will be absolutely helpful.

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Chandru Iyer, on behalf of Kingston Smith LLP in EC1M.

Hi Robert,

As you rightly pointed out, getting a reliable local partner is the key to do business in India, especially in your sector. For foodgrains and related commodities, there are generally sourcing agents who can be tapped into as well. You should also be probably mindful that India grows cashewnuts as well. But indeed there is a big demand.

UKTI can help with identifying partners. we can also assist with putting you in touch with our contacts in India, who can assist with the partner search activity.

Let me know.

regards

chandru

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Mark Walker, on behalf of UKTI London in London.

Hi Robert,
Searching for distributors can be done in many ways, one of the services the UKTI offer is called an OMIS, which allows you to commission the local trade team in the part of India you are looking at to search for your ideal distributor.
A word of warning however is that the import and export of Cashew could be quite troublesome due to many restrictions on foodstuffs.
Your UKTI trade advisor would be a good place to start in discussing this opportunity, if you are not engaged with an advisor yet, then let me know and i will point you in the right direction.
Best Regards
Mark Walker
International Trade Advisor – London trade team.

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A very big thank you to both Chandru Iyer and Mark Walker for your responses which are very helpful.

As you mentioned Chandru, UKTI can help with identifying partners as well as assist with putting me in touch with your contacts in India, who can assist with the partner search activity, I am very much interested in that service and will like to know what it entails.

Thanks

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Jonathan Harrison, on behalf of Baroni Limited in CR2.

Robert
We, Baroni, provide market analysis, research, and strategy, which can dovetail the OMIS or can be taken in their own right. We can do any du-diligence on any UKTI contacts and provide the all important local support to manage contacts/clients and find you more. What we also have is a network of government and local business partners to assist in entering markets. Our services are UKTI approved as a partner organisation.

If interested we can assist in market entry in to India, and other Asian territories. We are already progressing such for one organisation who also has food commodities in huge volumes to market in to India. Where in India are you interested in going, it is a very big and diverse place?

Best wishes
Jonathan

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Shruti Sharma, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment India in Delhi, India.

Hi Robert,

My colleague, Kiran Sharma - Senior Trade and Investment Adviser, Food and Drink at UKTI India will touch base with you shortly.

Regards,
Shruti

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kiran sharma, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment India in India.

Hi Robert,

Sorry for not replying earlier.I was travelling and could not respond earlier.I need clarity about the cashews that you wish to export.Is it cashew nuts in shells or peeled,desicicated, fesh dried etc.For import of any agri products, Indian buyers requires a agri permit which is given by Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Animal husbandry.The import duty on cashew nuts in shells fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled, the import duty is as high as 36.136%. If we have more information on your product list I could help you a bit further.

Kiraan

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