How to start a scrap metal export business


Hi there,

I am planning to start a scrap metal export business to India. I have my contacts in India ( the companies that I can be able to deliver).

I have a vague idea about how this works but I need clarification on some of the below questions.

*What are government permissions or licences (Export / Import) to be taken?
* Any MOU to be signed?
* Export duty?
*Import duty if again i take responsibility of delivering upto the door.
* Average Price per tonnee or slab – wise pricing?
*Transportation cost?
* What is usually the Payment mode that works between the two companies?
* Do the companies in India agree to make the payments upfront?
* What are the freight charges?
* Do we need to make the goods insured before it leaves the port? If yes, how much would it cost avg.?
* Labor cost

If I am missing anything or have to take any other precautions it would be really really great if someone can help me.

Thanks in advance.

Anirudh R


Dear Anirudh,

Good afternoon.

My name is Joshua Kilpatrick, and I work for the UK India Business Council. The UKIBC offers a range of support for the issues you asked about. Could you send across your company portfolio to me so that we can assist you?
My email address is

Kindest regards,

Josh Kilpatrick


Dear Anirudh,

Request you to provide more details about your company and I will then connect you to the relevant UKTI colleague.

My email id –

Tanvi Jajodia.


I am based in London and I have 5 years experience in metal scrap Business, if you require any information on the availability of scrap example: HMS 1&2, Auto Shredded ISRI 211 Steel Scrap,Tin scrap,Aluminum, copper and brass or any kind of Paper,Cardboard,plastic scrap, i can give you all the information where you can buy direct from the yards in United Kingdom.
Thanks & Best Regards,


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