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Postby Guest » Tue, 09 Aug 2005 12:30 am

Hi guys, any of you in the importing business?

There's this product I'm interested in bringing in, but am not sure how to go about convincing the brand and what I should have in Singapore.

Can someone give some tips and advice to a young budding entrepreneur? Thanks

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Re: Importing

Postby Guest » Tue, 09 Aug 2005 1:00 am

Anonymous wrote:Hi guys, any of you in the importing business?

There's this product I'm interested in bringing in, but am not sure how to go about convincing the brand and what I should have in Singapore.

Can someone give some tips and advice to a young budding entrepreneur? Thanks



what do you wish to know?

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Postby Guest » Tue, 09 Aug 2005 1:06 am

- How to go about convincing the brand for an exclusive/sole distributership.
Afterall, if I'm market the products well and it becomes a boom, I'd want to have my dues as compared to other people bringing in tas well

- What I must offer in Singapore.
A flagship store space? Or just market and convince other shops to carry their products.

Thanks alot! :)

vijayramugade

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Postby vijayramugade » Sun, 14 Aug 2005 11:35 pm

Dear Sir,

I am manufacturer of leather items amd gift items and you can explore the market for indian products. or you can suggest me any product which is in good demand in singapore.

Vijay

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Re: Importing

Postby ksl » Sun, 21 Aug 2005 4:06 am

Anonymous wrote:Hi guys, any of you in the importing business?

There's this product I'm interested in bringing in, but am not sure how to go about convincing the brand and what I should have in Singapore.

Can someone give some tips and advice to a young budding entrepreneur? Thanks


I think you need to sign up to be a member, because the infor you want and your business is a private matter and not for everyone to read. When you register you can PM me for some tips. I need to know your product.

If your importing, you also need a signed letter (memo) giving you the sole rights, if you achieve the targets set, by the manufacturer. I would also consider asking them to support your marketing, promotional campaigns. It take a great deal of money and effort to brand a product, it is in the interest of both you and the manufacturer, to discuss financial support in return for co-branding.

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Re: Import

Postby coffeetea » Mon, 22 Aug 2005 12:35 pm

what kind of gift items u have?? can u sign up and pm me thanks..


vijayramugade wrote:Dear Sir,

I am manufacturer of leather items amd gift items and you can explore the market for indian products. or you can suggest me any product which is in good demand in singapore.

Vijay

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Postby mAnInBlAcK » Mon, 22 Aug 2005 10:20 pm

just curious, is it illegal to import and sell some branded appareal? for ex. you may have lobang to buy Nike's shirt straight from their factory or alike, can you import this and sell them?

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Postby ksl » Tue, 23 Aug 2005 1:45 am

mAnInBlAcK wrote:just curious, is it illegal to import and sell some branded appareal? for ex. you may have recommendation to buy Nike's shirt straight from their factory or alike, can you import this and sell them?


Only if you can authenticate the products to be original and not copies! Just because a manufacturer says he makes Nike, doesn't mean to say he is doing it legally, and therefore you are just as guilty, and it's no excuse to say well, i purchased them from the Nike manufacturer. If you purchase, make sure you have wriiten documentation, better still ask Nike.

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Postby mAnInBlAcK » Tue, 23 Aug 2005 10:47 pm

ic.. ok thx for the advice...

cheers

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Postby JJS » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 3:08 pm

I think you should check with Nike. Most of the big brand names have their own distributor in each country or region. If you do not have the right, even you buy the products from the factory that makes stuff for Nike, they can still sue you.

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Postby mAnInBlAcK » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 2:01 am

hi, quick question to ask what is the procedure or application required to bring in food stuff into singapore. for example i want to get regular supply of say meat from msia, do i need to apply for any license? how about other things like tibits, chips, mooncake etc?

thx thx

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 9:20 am

mAnInBlAcK wrote:hi, quick question to ask what is the procedure or application required to bring in food stuff into singapore. for example i want to get regular supply of say meat from msia, do i need to apply for any license? how about other things like tibits, chips, mooncake etc?

thx thx

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Start with the government websites:

ICA: http://app.ica.gov.sg/cargo_clearance/index.asp

Drop over to customs: http://www.customs.gov.sg/

Go over to the trade registry to get registered as an importer/exporter: http://www.traderegister.gov.sg

Lots of good info on permits, health check regulations, etc.

Have fun... you'll be dealing with lots of gov't bureaucrats.


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