I want to start export firm in uk.

Question posted by Pravin Badhe, on behalf of AP enterprise in E6

I want to start exporting OTC medicine/blood pressure monitor/glucose testing machine and strips to africa(Kenya,Nigeria and Zambia) and India. How can you help me to get start and to find the distributor in stated countries.
Also what type of licence i will need o do that.

Thanks

Kind regards
Pravin.

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John Hill, on behalf of Hunter Stuckey Marshall Ltd in SL6.

Hi Pravin. We have identified 26 risk, reward and compliance specific questions covering what you need to do in order to get past the point where you are.Happy to discuss this with you, but do not want to pour our IP out all over a public forum

Best Rgards
John Hill
john@huntersm.com

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Jennie Rich, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment in SW1H.

Hi Pravin,

Thank you for your question.

It is worth contacting your local UKTI International Trade Team. UKTI is a Government organisation that helps UK companies enter overseas markets. They can give you advice on how to start exporting and also research contacts in the various African countries you are considering. Their contact details are below.

London International Trade Team

10-12 Queen Elizabeth Street

London, SE1 2JN

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7234 3050

For general enquiries about exporting, please contact our Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 7234 3000 or email: export@uktilondon.org.uk

Hope that this helps.

Regards,

Jennie

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Mike Reardon, on behalf of Xiota Limited in DA5.

You will also need to register these items with the appropriate Ministry of Health Product Registration Department in these countries. Be sure you have the documentation available to put together a registration dossier before incurring expenses in identifying a distributor. If you need regulatory input then contact me on mike.reardon@xiota.co.uk

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Hi Pravin,
Thank you for your interest in the Kenyan market. I lead on healthcare. UK is a key source market for pharmaceutical products into Kenya. The OTC pharmaceuticals, blood pressure testers and glucose testing machines are quite competitive in price as Kenya is a price sensitive market. You would need to register any pharmaceuticals with the local Pharmacies and Poisons board, your local distributor would need a license valid for a year, you as the international exporter would need a certificate from a credible UK body. The registration process takes a while and calls for patience, capital and time investment. Getting a good local distributor with links in the private sector is good entry strategy. UKTI can assist by doing a market research for you and validating a number of contacts for you that you can be introduced to or, you can come out and meet. The public sector sources for their medical supplies from the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency and their budgets are abit limited compared to private sector. Feel free to get in touch with me for more information.

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Hi Pravin,

Thank you for the question below:

Dear Christine Ndwiga,
Thanks for the response.
I would need UKTI help for market research. Please let me know what I have to do? Also I am new to Kenyan market so need help with local distributor as well.
Please let me know how UKTI can help.
Thanks
Kind regards
Pravin Badhe.

In response to your query, UKTI offers a subsidised chargeable service called Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) where the local team can carry out a market research for you in your sector of interest, in this case pharmaceuticals. We can assist with getting a local potential distributor/s and if interested and share validated contacts with you, we can even go a step further to arrange meetings for you, with the interested potential distributors. when you visit the market.
For now I would advise you to get in touch with your International Trade Adviser (ITA) to find out more about OMIS. I presume you are in London so your ITA can be reached via omis@uktilondon.org.uk
regards,
Christine

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Bryony Porcas, on behalf of Flo-FX in E1.

Hi Pravin,

My name is Bryony and I work for a company called Flo-FX. We are able to beat corporate bank rates on foreign currency exchange. Due to the fact we are a trading name of Ebury Partners (whose turnover last year was in the region of £1bn), we have virtually no overheads and so can substantially undercut banks and competitors. We carry out all the necessary KYC checks in line with FCA regulations and maintain a fervent desire to ensure all our clients receive the fastest, most efficient service possible.

Please send me an email on b.porcas@flo-fx.com or visit our website at www.flo-fx.com for more information.

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