Looking to set up an export business from uk to Zambia or countries in Africa looking for vehicles trucks, farm machinery but how do I start?
Hi Chansa. If you want to access buyers or agents or distributors for your products in countries like Zambia then it might be worth using the business opportunity facility on the Frontier Market Network – www.frontiermarketnetwork.com
You can register for free and post a business opportunity setting out what you are looking for – e.g. "Seeking importers / distributors for / buyers of farm equipment in Zambia". This opportunity will be promoted to the database of Frontier members in that country who operate in (or have expressed and interest in) the agricultural and you will be able to start building business relationships with people who respond.
You will see the other types of business opportunities around agriculture here http://www.frontiermarketnetwork.com/content-sector/business-opportunities/1-agriculture-forestry-and-fishing
and a specific one relating to the import / export of farm machinery
Thanks for your question.
We do not have any commercial representation in Zambia. However, we do in a couple of the surrounding countries eg Mozambique, South Africa. You can find more information on www.ukti.gsi.gov.uk
It is worth talking to an International Trade Advisor. They can help you get started and help you to identify which African markets to target. The team nearest to you is:
UKTI South West
Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8 3RA
Tel: +44 (0) 845 60 60 969
Hope that this helps.