Exporting Cargo to Mauritius

Exporting Cargo to Mauritius

Taking the first step to expand your business from a national operation to one that is global is momentous and you should be well prepared for it. If you are planning on exporting cargo to Mauritius from Australia, then being prepared is what any good business person (or scout) would do. Many extend their reach to export their cargo overseas in the hope of spreading risks as well as reducing dependency on the national market. Export markets not only opens us to new avenues such as with the possibility of exporting cargo to Mauritius, but also it opens us to broader idea generation, practices for management and marketing, and attempting a new competitive edge. Essentially, it keeps you on your toes, keeping the excitement and momentum going. When reaching for a global market and starting with the likes of exporting cargo to Mauritius as a start, you should carry out research on exporting basics. We recommend doing so in various ways. Gathering Information and Advice Getting the right information and advice is key when you are embarking on something new. Being ready for a new market is all about doing your homework and making sure that you can meet the requirements and ensuring that your company is sustainable. A strategy and plan is vital to the success for your business of exporting cargo. Do keep in mind that you need to invest both time and money for  furthering your business reach, and this should also be done hand in hand with strong management commitment to the goal of succeeding in the market. Acquiring Tailored Services to Assist in the...
Mauritian International Trade Relations

Mauritian International Trade Relations

Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean is an East African country with great history and known for its bounty of beaches, lagoons, and reefs making it a tourism hotspot. The hustle and bustle of international trade occurs from its capital of Port Louis, and to further investments and trade with other countries, the Government of Mauritius offers many channels to further international trade with Mauritius and other countries in its six directorates. These six directorates are part of the Foreign Affairs division to further growth and relations with other countries. The six directorate include the following; Bilateral I (Asia , Middle East, Far East) Bilateral II (Europe, Australasia and Americas) Bilateral III (Africa and the Indian Ocean) Multilateral Political (Multilateral Organisations) Multilateral Economic (Economic, Cooperative, WTO and Trade-Related Issues) Protocol, Immunities and Privileges When it comes to international trade relations between Mauritius and other countries in the regional directorates, following the trade policies governed by the International Trade Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to facilitate trade policy environments for the country to position itself better in the world market. The International Trade Division offer services to further relations with global operators in a number of ways. These include the likes of the following; Offering assistance to further the public understanding of trade agreements that Mauritius has signed to the WTO, and not to mention regional/bilateral Assisting with trade complaints concerning non-payment/non-supply of goods in both import/export international trade relation with the respective parties Provisioning information for the international trade community on the COMESA –EAC-SADC NTBs online reporting and monitoring system Providing information on trade inquiries and connecting...
Doing Trade and Business in Mauritius

Doing Trade and Business in Mauritius

The world is a revolutionary platform for technologies and industries springing up everywhere, and with it businesses too evolve as well as entrepreneurship. The post-crisis recovery in entrepreneurship growth is showing favourable signs the world over. With markets changing, if you were to start doing trade and business in Mauritius, knowing a few stepping-stones would definitely allow you for an easier means of entry to the Mauritian market. Understanding the Market in Mauritius First things first, you should be able to recognise the type of economy in Mauritius and the industries that makes this island grow.  The fact of the matter is that the island of Mauritius has no natural resources but it has been able to sustain its economy by diversifying and using its other assets to leverage itself against the global economy and markets. It has emerged from a low-income country with single crop agriculture to what it is now. <screenshot> With putting focus on innovation as well as focusing on services that can be utilised with multi-nationals in service sectors such as ICT, logistics, education, tourisms, agri-business and more, doing business in Mauritius has become easier. The island of Mauritius is also on its way to becoming a business hub and important link between Africa and Asia. https://linervision.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/shaka.jpg You should be well versed in the market trends and statistics, thus creating a proper business plan will always be a beneficial step when entering any market, and will prove to be advantageous to doing business in Mauritius (or any other country).  Also being aware of the barriers of entry, export issues, regulations and more is also good...
The Process of Sending Shipping Boxes Overseas

The Process of Sending Shipping Boxes Overseas

If you are looking to send some personal items, gifts, samples or any item from Australia to perhaps Mauritius, knowing the process of sending shipping boxes overseas can be quite useful. There are several ways of going about sending shipping boxes overseas, but the most go-to requirement would be what the cost will be. The quickest way to find out is to drop us a quick email or fill out the quick form to get in touch for a quotation for shipping boxes! Getting Shipping Rates You may need to utilise boxes or crates for shipping for personal or commercial reasons. Personal reasons for needing shipping boxes or crates would include anything from sending books, gifts, personal effects, and so forth. Commercial reasons for needing would include anything from sending sale products, samples and more. By giving us the specifications of what you plan on sending overseas, whether through air or sea, will make getting the best rate possible. Getting Shipping Boxes or Crates You can either opt to use your own boxes or crates, or get our own. You can call us up and order your shipping boxes and crates depending on the sizing requirements, thereafter you can opt either pick them up or have it delivered to your address. Choosing Your Method of Shipment Depending on the quantity of boxes or crates, you can choose to opt for LCL (less than container load) or FCL (full container load) in either 20ft or 40ft containers. If you are looking to send more than half a container loads worth of shipping boxes and you need it urgently, we recommend...
Understanding the Process of Ocean Shipping to the Destination Country

Understanding the Process of Ocean Shipping to the Destination Country

Our most recent blog described the process of ocean shipping from the origin country; this month we look at the processes that occur from the destination country. The process of ocean shipping usually features four points, namely at the origin country (door and port), and thereafter upon sea travel to the destination country (door and port). The destination country’s process of receiving the ocean shipping cargo is similar to that of that of the origin country, but in reversal. Let us make it clearer! Once the sea cargo shipment reaches the destination country’s port, some of the important items to remember include the likes of the following. The destination freight forwarding agent’s details Custom broker information Shipper’s Passport Visa Bill of Lading Packing List Vehicle title (if vehicle shipment) Customs will hold your cargo until is cleared upon going through various protocols. Once all fees have been paid will the goods be cleared through customs, and handed over to the original shipper for claiming. It should be noted that the destination port will be responsible for handling the customs charges  and relevant fees. Up until your ocean shipping cargo is cleared through customs, it will be held at a customs bonded warehouse. The destination freight forwarding agent or customs broker will be responsible for ensuring that your cargo is cleared though customs and thereafter delivered to destination. As a trusted freight forwarder, with representative agents at both origin and destination countries, we will organise transport of your ocean shipping cargo to your door. However, we would require that street access is available for the truck or container. In such...
Understanding the Process of Sea Cargo Shipping from the Origin Country

Understanding the Process of Sea Cargo Shipping from the Origin Country

One of the key components of international shipping, such as with sending cargo to Mauritius from Australia, is to understand the process of how sea cargo shipping works. When overseas shipping is concerned, knowing whom the parties involved are and what their responsibilities are is important! We are here to make the process of sea cargo shipping clear. We can divide this into four distinctive steps; Origin (Door and Port) and Destination (Door and Port). In this blog, we will take each process of sea cargo shipping one by one from the origin country. What is consider “Door at Origin (Country)”, is where the sea cargo-shipping journey starts. When you are moving cargo overseas, this is the point of pickup for the cargo. Usually you will both act as the shipper AND the consignee (which we will talk about later in the Door (Destination) section. The shipper is usually an individual or a company that is sending the sea cargo shipment. Often, as the shipper, you will also be responsible for loading the cargo onto respective mode of transport, based on your choice of sea cargo shipping, that is onto a truck for LCL sea cargo or a container for FCL cargo shipments. At this point we recommend not including the following items in the shipment to avoid customs issues and delays; tobacco, plants, firearms and toy weapons, alcohol, foods/liquids, and live animals in your sea cargo.  We always remind our clients to take note of the following too. An itemised packing list On LCL basic, goods should be on pallets On FCL basis, a ramp will be required...
Mauritius Maritime News

Mauritius Maritime News

If you are reside in Mauritius or live in Australia and do business with Mauritius, we have news for you. There are changes happening and we bring you some Mauritius maritime news that may be of interest to you. Mauritius and Kenya Set to be Financial Hubs for Africa The Joint Commission of Cooperation set up by Kenya and Mauritius state heads have agreed to set up their countries a financial and trade hubs for the African subcontinent. The two countries will act a link between Asia and the countries of the West, without competing with one another to achieve the dream of creating Africa into an important hub. By developing the aviation and shipping industry too, it will also act as transnational port hubs to further growth and prosperity in the region.   This bit of Mauritius maritime news is quite advantageous to those doing business within the region. Mauritius and Australia Work on Security and Safety of Maritime Sector Together The AMSA (Australia Maritime Safety Authority) will be collaborating together with the Mauritius Ministry of Ocean Economy, the Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping, and Outer Islands sectors to establish better security and safety of the maritime sector. The Australian government has not only offered insight and guidance, but also funding and resources to further the sustainable economy and the maritime community. The Search and Rescue Capability Partnership Programme is committed to the  was created to offer security and safety to maritime sectors in the Indian Ocean, such as cooperting with the likes of Sri Lanka, Maldives and Mauritius. Post-Brexit Air Freight Rebates Mauritius being a former colony of...
Doing Business in Mauritius

Doing Business in Mauritius

If you are looking to set up a business in Mauritius, learning about the island as well as its industries, and economics is vital. The island that borders Africa is seen by the continent as a role model for its capitalization on natural resources and innovation for its economic progress over the years. What was once a mono-crop economy relying solely on sugar cultivation and production, it has emerged into a diversified economy with innovation and services in various industries such as tourism, education, ICT, agri-business, and logistics to name a few. Mauritius has also secured itself as a platform for African investments and a global business hub. Doing business Mauritius puts you in the forefront as it is a regional player and part of a global parent network of the likes of  SADC, COMESA, IORA, and IOC to name a few. When doing business in Mauritius, you should be aware what it means to set up a business on the island. The island does not have many barriers to entry, and has a special counter at the Mauritius Board of Investments to assist any companies who are looking to set up shop on the island. The following are some items you should keep in mind to help you do business in Mauritius; Registration with the Companies Division. This can also be done online at the Corporate and Business Registration Department website. Getting your own office space through reliable real estate agents or via serviced offices are available for hire in focal business areas such as Port Louis. Often, depending on your type of business, establishing partnerships can enable...
The Future of Global Shipping to Mauritius

The Future of Global Shipping to Mauritius

When you look back in Nautical History, you know that the pioneers truly envisioned a united world. The advances in naval technologies have created a seamless world bringing countries and industry together in numerous ways. When uniting the world through advances in shipping and cargo handling, there are many ways in which business and efficiency can be revolutionised. Whether you look at the advancements in mechanical or digital means, the future of global shipping to Mauritius is expecting many new changes to take things to the next step.

The Importance of IncoTerms for Shipments to Mauritius

The Importance of IncoTerms for Shipments to Mauritius

What is IncoTerms ® you may ask? It stands for International Commercial Terms and is a defined set of commercial guidelines for international trade facilitation. Whether you are looking at global or local sales transactions, the use of IncoTerms is necessary, as it a standard in the logistics industry. Thus the importance of IncoTerms for shipments to Mauritius is a given, as it is to any country in the world.