How to import goods from Dubai to Kenya

270

Here is how to import goods from Dubai to Kenya easily:

IDENTIFY THE GOODS YOU WANT TO IMPORT AND RESEARCH THE CUSTOMS REGULATION AND REQUIREMENT FOR IMPORTING THEM INTO KENYA

For the ones who are starting up businesses or want to diversify their businesses, you have to make sure you have a clear understanding of what you are going to be doing before going into it. You have to know your market, know what people need and what product can give you maximum profit. You have to do a thorough research on the products you want to import. After you have identified the product, proceed and consult the customs office to make sure the products you are planning to import are acceptable under Kenyan laws.

IDENTIFY A RELIABLE SUPPLIES IN DUBAI

To identify good suppliers especially if you are not willing to travel to Dubai, I would highly recommend the following sites Amazon.e,g, HiDubai and Ubuy UAE. They have an excellent database for Dubai suppliers. From Amazon, HiDubai and Ubuy UAE you will identify many suppliers with different product categories. You have to be careful when you are identifying suppliers to avoid getting scammed. You can also choose to travel to Dubai and identify suppliers from Dubai. Which will give you the benefit of talking to the suppliers face to face and also you will have a chance to negotiate the prices of the goods.

CONSIDER USING A FREIGHT FORWARDER TO HELP YOU WITH LOGISTICS AND SHIPPING

To save yourself from the headache, please consider the following shipping companies for an easy time shipping your goods. The following companies can help;

  •  African Salihiya cargo
  • Al Fare
  • ACG Kenya
  • Door to Door cargo

SHIPPING AGENTS TO AVOID UNLESS YOU NEED THE GOODS FASTER

Some of the shipping companies/agents are very expensive; however, besides charging expensive in their shipping, they also deliver goods faster 3 to 6 days while the rest take longer in delivering goods. Some of those shipping companies are;

  • DHL
  • FEDEX

 ARRANGE FOR PAYMENT OF THE GOODS

When you are done with all the research you will want to pay for the products. If it is from the apps you can pay via Paypal, you can create a free account and load it with Mpesa. They are other methods of payment i.e.

  • Western union
  • Bank transfer
  • Credit card

COLLECT YOUR GOODS AT THE PORT

If you shipped your products by air, you will have to collect them from the nearest international airport. On the other hand if you chose delivery by sea, you will have to collect your products from the port of Mombasa.

You will be required to pay for the custom duties and inspection charges. But you can also seek for assistance of your clearing and forwarding agent at this juncture to speed up the process of clearing your products from the port.

IMPORTING FROM CHINA DO’S AND DONT’S

  • Avoid using credit card at least for the first 6 months until you can trust your supplier. It is much safer to use Paypal.
  • Don’t purchase counterfeit products, they may not pass customs.
  • If possible start with small amount of product

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here