Want to Start import business

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by Era, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. Era

    Era UKBF Newcomer

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    Hi,

    thank you to anyone taking the time to reply to me.
    I want to redirect my life and start an import business, and by saying this I mean I would like to import food( milk derivate, honey, olive oil delicatessens) from a European country and from a Balcanic one, and be able to resale it to other businesses- therefore a B2B.
    I am trying to learn as much as I can from the internet and learning.
    Is there anyone who has started a similar business? Can someone explain the process I would have to go through?
    I understand what Customs declaration means, however, I do not understand the part when a doctor has to make an inspection to the food.
    There are few keypoint that are not very clear- so if there's anyone who can address me or guide me in any way- I'd appreciate it.

    Thank you very much.
     
    Posted: Feb 10, 2021 By: Era Member since: Sep 21, 2018
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  2. WaveJumper

    WaveJumper UKBF Legend

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    Posted: Feb 10, 2021 By: WaveJumper Member since: Aug 26, 2013
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  3. Era

    Era UKBF Newcomer

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    Thank you!
     
    Posted: Feb 11, 2021 By: Era Member since: Sep 21, 2018
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  4. Paul Kelly ICHYB

    Paul Kelly ICHYB Moderator
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    Before investigating the import process, look at the products and market.
    • How much is the product to buy?
    • What are the import/logistics costs?
    • Who will be your client?
    • What will they sell for?
    • What will they want to buy it for?
    • How many will they want to buy?
    • What are the costs in the UK - marketing, shipping, labelling, approvals etc?
    You can then start looking at the commercial viability.
     
    Posted: Feb 11, 2021 By: Paul Kelly ICHYB Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  5. Patrick Rode

    Patrick Rode UKBF Newcomer

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    Are you looking to resell within the EU or rather in the UK. There are a few things you should look out for when importing plant and animal products post-Brexit. There is still grace period on such products but when this expires importing will subject to even more non-tariff barriers.
     
    Posted: Feb 12, 2021 By: Patrick Rode Member since: Feb 12, 2021
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