Exporting to Africa

Exporting to Africa: a beginner’s guide to export compliance

Exporting to Africa: a beginner’s guide to export compliance Thinking of exporting to Africa? Considering Egypt, Ethiopia, Algeria, Libya, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Gabon, Cameroon, Niger and/or Botswana?  Then it’s important to be aware that these African countries operate mandatory Conformity Assessment Programmes.  Implemented to ensure that unsafe goods and those of poor quality do…

European Radio Equipment Directive (RED-2014/53/EU)

R&TTE Directive – Update for household appliance manufacturers

R&TTE Directive – Update for household appliance manufacturers On 13th June 2017, the new European Radio Equipment Directive (RED-2014/53/EU) will be enforced.  Referred to simply as the RED directive, it is a replacement for the existing Radio & Tele-communication Terminal directive (R&TTE-1999/5/EC) and impacts businesses in EU/EEA member countries manufacturing appliances using the radio frequency…

SASO Certificate of Conformity

Country of Origin Certificate: Exporter basics…

Country of Origin Certificate: Exporter basics… Arab-British documents, legalised invoices, European Community (EC) Certificate of Origin, EUR1 Movement Certificate, ATR Movement Certification.  No matter how you look at it, gaining a Country of Origin certificate and organising the associated documentation is a complicated labyrinth and many businesses struggle to understand the minimum requirement they should…

SONCAP for exports into Nigeria

7 Steps to Understanding SONCAP

7 Steps to understanding SONCAP for exports into Nigeria Back in January 2013 the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) released an all new SONCAP process.  This strict set of guidelines for exports into Nigeria is complex, mandatory and can prove challenging for even the most seasoned exporter….  But we’ve got your back.  Read on for…

How smart are your export documents?

We had the chance to talk to hundreds of exporters at Going Global Live recently.  Worryingly, many wrongly believed successful customs clearance is about what happens when their product arrives at its destination.  This couldn’t be farther from the truth.  There’s a whole export document process that needs to take place before your product ships.…