Exporting timber / wood to China

Question

We are based in the UK but we have recently received inquiries from China to supply sustainable timber/wood/logs. We are a new to the import/export business and we are looking for expert advice regarding the Chinese Market, making the right contacts, export licences etc.
Any assistance will be very much appreciated.

Answer

Hi Hartley,

Please email me more details – how much timber are you exporting, we’ll need to find more info about the client, what are the payment terms, have you traded with these guys before?

Have a look at our for exporters section (http://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/services/for-exporters/), and send me an email on james.sinclair@tradefinanceglobal.com – happy to help.

Best,

James

Answer

Hi Malcolm,

We at LF Logistics do this type of thing on a day to day bases and have succeffully introduced new exportes to the Asian markets.

more than happy to give you some general advice and after which you can price around and see who can best assist you, so at least you can be confident you are getting the best deal.

My contact info is below and i look forward to speaking with you.

Regards,
Stephen Garrity
Sales Executive
LF Logistics
3rd Floor, Centenary House, Centenary Way, Manchester, M50 1RF
Tel: +44 (0) 161 786 2200 | Direct: +44(0) 161 786 7566 | Mobile: +44 (0) 7876 861760

Answer

Dear Hartley.

Noticed your enquiry & before you give any thoughts on quoting your customers we would suggest the credibility of the leads be given & that you can meet the export criteria required.

We can assist through our overseas partners establishing the customers are legitimate & then discuss how the items need to be prepared for shipment & costs involved.

Some plant materials need export licences obtained through Plant Health & you will need to be registered for export with an EORI no. (Economic Operator Registration & Identification). We can point you in the right direction & assist on both should you wish to proceed.

Hope to hear further.

Regards
Peter Brialey
STI Global Logistics Ltd
Unit 1 Lords Court
Cricketers Way
Basildon Essex SS13 1SS
Tel: (0044) 1268 289653
Fax: (0044) 1268 289649
Email: pbrialey@stigl.co.uk

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