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Get Rich Exporting African Foodstuffs to Europe and USA
Many superstores and groceries in the United States and Europe are eagerly awaiting high quality food supplies from Africa. African Food Export business is a superb opportunity for massive profits. If you got the capital, what are you waiting for?
Today, there are many well to do Africans, especially Nigerians all over the world. In the past it was difficult for this teaming population to get African food to eat while abroad. But today, the story is different – thanks to African Food Export Business.
Today, African superstores and groceries in United States of America and Europe are eagerly waiting for high quality food supplies from Africa. African food packaging and export is a superb business opportunity for massive profits. Those already in this business testify to good returns on investment.
Your business is to source for, package and ship various types of African foodstuffs to retail stores in foreign lands. Exportable food items include Yam Tubers, Plantains, Bananas, Tomatoes, Mangoes, Oranges, Pawpaw, Water Melon, Mango, Pineapples, Red Palm Oil, Onions, Cucumbers, Corn, Potatoes, Groundnut Oil, Garri, Amala, Melon Seed (Egusi), Ogbono, Pepper (Red and Black), Dehydrated Vegetables (Ugu, Bitter Leaf, Water Leaf, Okazi, Utazi, Uziza), Okra (Fresh and Dried), Dry Fish, Crayfish, Prawns (Dry), Mushrooms, Cauliflowers, Asparagus, Carrots, Beans (White and Brown), Kola Nuts, Bitter Kola, Coconut, etc. Full list coming your way soon.
You don't have to export all these! Just select the most viable ones for you – in terms of availability, easy of processing, preservation, packaging and shipping – for your chosen market or country of export.
Can I do this Business?
Are you interested in and passionate about foodstuffs? Are you conversant with foodstuffs quality, and how to process and preserve them? You're not scared by jaw cracking biological or botanical names? Are you knowledgeable about export requirements especially to those countries you want to export to? You know where to get the best quality fresh foodstuffs cheaply and in large quantities? You don't mind travelling and running around the country-side? Are you computer literate, internet savvy, and can do a little arithmetic? Then this business is for you!
A solid way to start is to understudy how the local foodstuff business runs. It is advisable to start and operate your own domestic foodstuffs store to acquaint yourself with the secrets of the business. This will also serve as warehousing for your export stuff. It will serve as shock absorber in case of serious negative changes in international market prices and exchange rate variables. In addition:
- Find out what others are doing by attending seminars and joining appropriate unions. Go online and search the web for more information.
- Register a business name, or operate under a registered cooperative society.
- Acquaint yourself with relevant terminology and documents such as Pro-forma Invoice, Letter of Credit, Certificate of Incorporation, NXP forms, NEPC Registration, Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) requirements, and when and where each is needed. Full list coming soon.
- Find out and obtain the requisite documentations you need to operate with. A visit to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council in your state will be well worth it; in fact, it is a must.
- Choose your export status, your export products and your export market (country).
- Contact the buyers and their agents.
- Process and package (labeling, product description, contents, nutritional value, caloric value, expiry date, etc.) your products to the agreed contractual or international standards.
- Ship (or fly) your products to the designated seaport, airport or receiver.
Publicity: You'll need to setup corporate links, contacts and communications using your website, email, phone, social media, etc.
Knowledge: You must to fully understand the food export industry and how it operates.
Standards: Your methodologies for sourcing, processing, storage and packaging must meets international standards and requirements, to avoid your goods being rejected and shipped back.
Packaging: Make a good first impression. Invest on quality packaging and labeling. Detailed consumer information goes a long way to ensure acceptance.
Integrity: Eschew all form of fraud, shortcut and malpractice; otherwise you won't last long in this business.
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As already pointed out, this business is quite lucrative. African food packaging and export business is a superb opportunity for massive profits. Many in this business make good returns on their investments. If you got the capital, what are you waiting for?
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