Guidelines for Sending Cargo to Mauritius

Guidelines for Sending Cargo to Mauritius

Are you a business owner looking to export cargo to Mauritius from Australia? If you are, then we are here to let you know the guidelines for sending cargo to Mauritius! There are a few things to keep in mind if you are planning to get into the Mauritius import/export market. Mauritius Import/Export Trading Licenses Having a Trade License for the movement of controlled goods along with a Tax Account number as well is important. However, apart from that, if you are looking to import specific products you are required to have special licenses, due to environmental, health and safety reasons. Customs Clearance and Freight Forwarding If you are looking to send cargo to Mauritius, it’s always best to appoint a freight forwarding agent who will be able to assist with the shipping documentation and advise you on the particulars! Our experts at Cargo to Mauritius can aid assisting with filling out the shipping forms pertaining to your cargo shipment to Mauritius, and advising you on which shipping documents are necessary. In addition, as an added service, customs brokerage services are also offered to make the process easier for you. Shipping Documents for Sending Cargo to Mauritius When it comes to importing and exporting cargo to Mauritius, a certain set of shipping documents are necessary. One of the most important documents would be a Commercial Invoice. As a freight forwarded and customs broker, Cargo to Mauritius can aid in getting the necessary documents in order, which must include descriptive information on the goods you are importing/exporting, value of the goods,  gross & net weight, and the country of origin...
Cargo Shipping to Mauritius

Cargo Shipping to Mauritius

Whether you’re planning on moving to the island or sending personal effects to family and friends, or sending out crates of goods, cargo shipping to Mauritius via Transco Cargo is reliable and convenient.  Before sending cargo to Mauritius, you should be aware of the rules and regulations that concerns cargo shipments entering the country. Being aware of practices, methods and prerequisites necessary for cargo shipping to Mauritius to avoid a less than favourable shipping experience is a good rule of thumb and it’s also good to be aware of general knowledge concerning South Africa, Madagascar and island in the Indian Ocean. The above excerpt has been taken from Transco Cargo’s blog with permission from the same  “Cargo Shipping to...
Excess Baggage Shipping to Mauritius from Australia

Excess Baggage Shipping to Mauritius from Australia

One of the biggest problems when flying to Mauritius from Australia would be with exceeding the baggage allowance and having to pay high excess baggage fees at the airport. That is why many individuals who frequently fly out of Australia have a smart solution and well-known secret for this. It involves sending across the additional baggage via excess baggage shipping to Mauritius. By choosing a cost-effective shipping solution for shipping your excess personal baggage that is convenient, and affordable, and easy, you can fly out of Australia without a worry. What Is Excess Baggage? When travelling overseas by airline, you are given a free-of-charge baggage allowance. These vary from airline to airline and they are quite strict with how much baggage may accompany while flying. The baggage allowance can vary not just based on the airline but also the type of ticket class and your destination. It is a fact that even if your baggage weighs just over 0.5kg than the allowed, then you will be charged excess baggage fees which are generally quite high, and are approximately 1% of what you will be paying for a full economy class airline fare. Excess baggage fees are usually also charged per kg and while it varies from airline to airline, it can be as high as A$108/kg (Emirates). What is Your Free Baggage Allowance? Free baggage allowance depends on the airline in question, but some of the popular Australia to Mauritius airlines include the following; Air Mauritius, Emirates, South African Airways, Air India, AirAsia, Hong Kong Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and British Airways. Average Free Baggage Allowance & Excess Fees Economy...
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...