Saturday, December 5, 2009

Export Product Profile: Ginger

Description: Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) is a commodity that is highly valued in international markets for its aroma, pungency and high oil and Aleo resin content. Nigeria is the third largest exporter of ginger in the world after China and India. Most of the dried ginger that are available for international trade are simply sun dried over a few days, but artificial drying is also used in areas lacking a defined dry season to coincide with the harvest. The rhizome is dried to between 10 and 12 per cent moisture content. Dried ginger is usually presented in a split or sliced form. Splitting is said to be preferred to slicing, as slicing loses more flavour, but the sliced are easier to grind and this is the predominant form of dried ginger currently in the market.

Harvest: harvesting of ginger starts from October and normally continues until April/May. This largely depends on the market situation as ginger can be left on the ground (not harvested) for two years.

Locations: Ginger is produced in six states of the Federation namely, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Benue, Niger and Gombe with Kaduna as the major producer. Nigeria's production in 2005 was estimated at 110,000 metric tonnes (FAO). Out of this, 10% is locally consumed as fresh ginger while 90% is dried primarily for the export markets.

Specifications:
Moisture content:                 6-9% max
Oil content:                            1-2%
Impurities:                             0-2%max

Uses: The list of ginger uses is almost endless, being a pungent spicy herb and one of the more popular food spices. They range from baked products like gingerbread, ginger biscuits, ginger cookies to drinks like ginger tea, ginger beer, ginger ale, etc. Ginger contains about two per cent essential oil. The oil is extracted and distilled from rhizomes for various uses in confectionery, perfumery, beverages and pharmaceuticals. Dried ginger is used predominantly for flavouring coffee especially in the Middle East. It contains medicinal qualities and it is also used to calm nausea and aids digestion. Dried ginger is used in many different cooking methods. It is an important spice in Asia, the Caribbean and African cooking.

Export market: The export markets for ginger include the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, France, United States of America, Russia, Saudi Arabia among others.

Export Price: The export free on board price of ginger ranges from USD 2500 -2600/MT depending on the type and form in which the ginger is packaged and also the negotiation made with the buyers.

Local price: The local price of of dry split ginger deliver to Lagos from kafanchan in Kaduna state varies from N270,000 and N300,000.

90 comments:

  1. How do I get buyers. Please I need your assistance. THANKS.

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  2. Buyers for which product exactly, do you mean ginger. Pls click the links below to explore any of the options listed http://exportnigeria.blogspot.com/2009/11/securing-export-contract.html

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  3. like how much does an exporter needs to export a 20mt of ginger and gum arabic? Do you have any idea about the processes involved in kolanut exportation?

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  4. GINGER- At a delivery price of about 200,000/MT in lagos, the total cost of exporting 20MT of ginger is about N4,202,980.00.

    GUM ARABIC- At a delivery price of about 175,000/MT in lagos, the total cost of exporting 20MT of gum arabic is about N 3,701,230.00

    I don't think kolanut export process differs from other commodity, however if such exist I will post it on the blog soon.

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  5. Approvingly your article helped me altogether much in my college assignment. Hats afar to you send, wish look forward for more related articles soon as its sole of my choice issue to read.

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  6. Hello Sir,

    Please, i will like to know the current price of exporting or delivering Dried Split Ginger of 20ft container FOB.

    Please kindly send it urgently to choguventures@yahoo.com or oguiyke@gmail.com or text it to +234 -8036298504.

    Hoping to hearing from you asap.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Ogu.

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  7. It ranges from USD1,350 to USD1,500 FOB Lagos.

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  8. How then can I contact the buyers of dried ginger?

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  9. Hi Ezzy, thanks for your question. I have sent this info to your email box.

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  10. Any free seminar on export coming up in Lagos in july?I really want to go into export and quit job search. Sam. Kutesammy2k4@yahoo.com

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  11. The details of the July seminar has been posted. Kindly click the link below to access it. http://exportnigeria.blogspot.com/2010/06/free-export-worshop.html

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  12. Pls sir, I am a graduate but no job. How much 'll it cost from export to delivery of ginger, kolanut? How do i get buyer? Pls reply via my email: deshebby@yahoo.com thanks

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  13. To export ginger and kolanut at this time you will need over 3Million Naira and we can assist you with buyer. However, if you are a graduate with no Job, I am not sure you will be able to raise that kind of money.
    Let me have your CV, I have a job for you.

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  14. Dear Mr Dele please i will like to know when is your next coming seminar will take place i need to know more about exportation business.kindly quote me price of cashew nut,ginger and other commodity you know to be exportable

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  15. Our next seminar will take place on the 25th of September 2010, kindly send an email to bayemibo@gmail.com to enable me answer the other questions.

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  16. gudday to you sir, my name is ovie. i live in lagos. sir, i am seriously considering going in exporting of ginger, but i really do not know how to go into it. please sir i will really appreciate it if you can put me tru. can you pls tell me how much ill need to start?

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  17. To export Ginger during the season you will need at least 3Million Naira per container. If you would like to know how r=to go about it, kindly send your request to info@3timpex.com

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  18. Hello sir, are doing a great job, God bless you. pls i need product profile for melon seeds. How many tons can go into a 20" container 0f melon seeds, sesame seeds, red groundnuts, red chilli pepper, cassava flour, dry split ginger,raw cashew nuts in shell,soya beans? Thank you sir.

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  19. Hi thanks so much for your request. These questions are mouthful. Kindly direct your questions to bayemibo@gmail.com and prioritize them.

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  20. hi pls is fresh garlic or dry ginger cheap this period

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  21. Garlic price should be ok now since harvest has began for over a month. But for Ginger December/January will the best time to start getting reasonable prices being the harvest period.

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  22. Sir, I am happy that people like you are still around.I can source for kolanut,sesame seed,bitter kola,chilli pepper,cocoa all in large quantities. B ut I did't have the financial strenght to do it.Sir, where can you come in?I am a honest person like you are, and wouldn't do anything that will tarnish my calling.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thanks,
    Deacon. 'Tope.

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  23. Basically, what we do is to facilitate the export processes for the existing and intending exporters.

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  24. Sir, i would like to know more on coconut exports

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  25. Sir, i would like to know more on coconut exports

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  26. Kindly send a detail request on coconut export to bayemibo@gmail. So as to know what info you require from us.

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  27. Sir, i like your lead and drive .when is your next seminar.i am a complete green into export though i have worked in some import based company.How do i start,earnestly need your advice.God bless you.
    Thanks.
    adeleye kehinde
    babatisa@gmail.com

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  28. yes sir the price increase recently this week but I will asure of the quality u can even judge by yourself

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  29. So what is your best price per metric tonne
    For dry split ginger, I need to get back to
    My buyer fast.

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  30. I m still on sesame not ginger but if u need it I'll try my best and find find out

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  31. The posting was under Ginger and you did not mention the product, so I thought it was Ginger. I need the ginger price , thanks

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  32. hi , sir, I will like to go into exportation but I don't know the product to export and the the cost . Can you kindly link me to buyers of any moving product that I can deal on
    You can reply to kna22000@yahoo.com

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  33. i m into commodity market, i want start exporting ginger to saudi arabia. visiting your website found it vewry useful to my deream. pls what can you do to help actualise my dream.

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  34. i m into commodity market, i want start exporting ginger to saudi arabia. visiting your website found it vewry useful to my deream. pls what can you do to help actualise my dream.

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  35. Kindly let us know exactly the kind of assistance you need from us or better still, attend our monthly export workshop.

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  36. I must commend you for this educative site.pls keep it up.I will like to attend your next seminar kindly tell me when its coming up.
    Thanks
    Olayinka

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  37. Thanks for your comment.
    Our next Export Workshop holds on June 11 and 18, 2011
    At PHCN Training School
    73 Adelabu street,
    Surulere, Lagos.
    by 9am each day.

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  38. Due to other engagements, I won't be able to attend the seminar this june, if you have another one coming up in July, please let me know the date, so that I can start making plans to attend.

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  39. Alright no problem,
    our next export workshop will be taking place on July 9, 2011.
    Thanks

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  40. good day sir, my name is samuelm please i need the current price on the following sir, sesame ssed, ginger, garlic,charcoal and cashewnut thanks my mail address is samuel37@justice.com

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  41. Thanks for your request. I have sent my
    response to your mailbox.

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  42. Gud day sir. I am a local Ginger farmer who is keenly and highly interested on exporting Ginger precisely to any of these countries (Canada, Uk and USA ) I can source Ginger myself down to the port but have no links with potential buyers. Could you help connect me to buyers from any of these three countries, I don't mind traveling over to meet potential investors who are ready buy Ginger big time. Here below is my email address(gama.levi@yahoo.com) I will appreciate your professional advice and connection.

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  43. Gud day sir. I am a local Ginger farmer who is keenly and hKighly interested on exporting Ginger precisely to any of these countries (Canada, Uk and USA ) I can source Ginger myself down to the port but have no links with potential buyers. Could you help connect me to buyers from any of these three countries, I don't mind traveling over to meet potential investors who are ready buy Ginger big time. Here below is my email address(gama.levi@yahoo.com) I will appreciate your professional advice and connection.

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  44. Gud day sir. I am a local Ginger farmer who is keenly and hKighly interested on exporting Ginger precisely to any of these countries (Canada, Uk and USA ) I can source Ginger myself down to the port but have no links with potential buyers. Could you help connect me to buyers from any of these three countries, I don't mind traveling over to meet potential investors who are ready buy Ginger big time. Here below is my email address(gama.levi@yahoo.com) I will appreciate your professional advice and connection.

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  45. Gud day sir. I am a local Ginger farmer who is keenly and highly interested on exporting Ginger precisely to any of these countries (Canada, Uk and USA ) I can source Ginger myself down to the port but have no links with potential buyers. Could you help connect me to buyers from any of these three countries, I don't mind traveling over to meet potential investors who are ready to buy Ginger big time. Here below is my email address(gama.levi@yahoo.com) I will appreciate your professional advice and connection.

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  46. Thanks for your post, kindly note that we can assist with the requested buyer. We will send other details to the mail box provided.

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  47. Hi,plz am a student who have N120k,and i want 2 go into ginger exportation.whot do u recommend sir?Hi,am charles plz am a student who have N120k,and i want 2 go into ginger exportation.whot do u recommend sir? My email is ifydonking@yahoo.com

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  48. Thanks for your post, N120,000 is small for most export product, but there are other services you can render with that funds to exporters and make some money. Kindly check this link http://exportnigeria.blogspot.com/2011/09/free-contract-sourcing-training.html for more details on our FREE training on export contract sourcing for young gradautes and undergraduates like you.
    Thanks

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  49. HOW CAN I BECOME AN AGENT TO SOME EXPORTERS?

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  50. To become any of our agent, all you need to do is to undergo our Export Business Support training. Each of the module costs N30,000.00.
    Thanks

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  51. am a graduate,i stay in port harcourt,and have up to 100k,wat kinda business(export)can go into,please sir i really need it,i've got a seconnd class of 3.4 and been searching for job for a long time,please help and give hints or better still meet with u in your office in port Harcourt.my email is chinozee2003@hotmail.com.thanks sir in advance i really appreciate.

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  52. I will advice that you subscribe for our export business support training to enable you acquire skill necessary to get buyer for exporters via the internet and earn a commission for your service.
    Thanks

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  53. How profitable is kolanut business and do you have info. to help me start up? Really interested in the business but need detailed and accurate information.

    My email add. is toyinp2002@yahoo.com

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  54. Why are you particular about bitter kola?

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  55. Pls,when is your next export seminar? Will like to go into export business,you can send detail to info@eangels.biz. Many thanks...

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  56. We hold our export workshop every Thursday. Please visit the link below for more information on this http://exportnigeria.blogspot.com/2011/11/lagos-export-seminar.html

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  57. Is there any seminar before the end of the year. Also, what product would you advise at this time btw ginger, sesame and chili pepper. Which one gives the best margin and how do one source buyers.

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  58. We are still going to have export seminar before the end of the year. As a matter of fact we have it every thursday. Thanks

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  59. hi mr dele,am a young male who is so much intrested in dis export biz,i am a novice and would like to b enlightined...pls i need ur help...mail mi tanimolaopeyemi@ymail.com or tanimolaopeyemi1@gmail.com fhanks

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  60. i found this page very interesting. am a prospective exporter, please i would like to know when u will be having the next seminar in Jan 2012. reply via elvisbadin"yahoo.com. thanks

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  61. Thanks for your mail, our next seminar will hold on the 7th of January by 10am.

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  62. Thank you for your humanly support... Quite a rare encounter for me.

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  63. Hello Mr Dele.Happy New Year.Actually i am new to the world of exportation and i will love to know more and also start exporting as well . Can you pls tell me how to go about it as a fresher ? what to do and not to do and full details about exportation as well . Your reply will be so much appreciated .

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  64. Subscribing to our Export Mentoring Service will get all your questions answered. Thanks

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  65. Hi,
    I have been following your post for quite a while now. Pls I am an exporter of dry split ginger and I would like to have sellers who will supply me local. Pls if u can assist send me info to xtmoney@gmail.com.
    Also I would like to know the prices there are willing to offer.

    Thank you

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  66. Hello,
    Pls I need buyers who deal in ginger exportation in Nigeria as i can supply to them directly whatever quantity they may require.
    you can send reply to stanleyesechie@yahoo.com

    pls can u be of assistance.

    Thanks

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  67. The response has been sent to your mail box. Thnaks

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  68. Hello sir,can you help me with details how much profit I can make on investment of N3million and can I have your office address, you can send the response to my address: linknetng@yahoo.co.uk thanks God bless

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  69. Thanks for your request, kindly note that you can make as much as 20% ROI on your investment at an exchange rate of CBN. Our office address is
    10 Olukole Street, Off Olufemi Street,Ogunlana Drive Area, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.

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  70. Please I would like to know how much it cost to transport 20MT of dried split ginger from kafanchan to lagos.

    Thank u

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  71. Hi,
    First I would like to say you are doing a very great job.

    Am highly interested in this export thing as i think I do have access to funds and investors who will be interested in this, but will like to ask a few questions.

    Knowing that the prices of the products in Nigeria are not always stable all year round, for example Cocoa and ginger which are cheaper during harvest, I want to know, does this affect the prices at the international level or do the prices globally remain constant?

    If the later is the case it then will imply that this business will only be favorable during a particular period of the year.

    Thank you and I look forward to meeting you.

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  72. This should be between N150,000 and N180,000. Thanks

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  73. How do I get buyers for dry split ginger?and what is the price of a metric ton of ginger in the international market?. Plus I'd like to attend your next seminar,so please let me know when the next seminar is coming up. Pls send all info to daudadanbaba@yahoo.com,thank you

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  74. Thanks for your post on our blog and request.
    We can assist you with contract under our contract sourcing service and our
    next export workshop takes place next week Thursday 2/2/2012 at the conference room
    in our office in surulere. It costs only N50,000 and starts by 10am.
    The address is
    3T Impex Consulting Limited
    10 Olukole Street, Off Olufemi Street,
    Ogunlana Drive Area, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.

    Thanks

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  75. SA Rawther Spices is the largest processor and exporter of black pepper and dry ginger in India, apart from having a good track record in the international trade of coffee, turmeric, cloves, chillies, nutmeg and other products.

    DRY GINGER EXPORTER
    RED CHILLY EXPORTER
    BLACK PEPPER EXPORTER
    COFFEE SEEDS EXPORTER
    TURMERIC EXPORTER


    FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT : http://rawther.co.in/

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  76. Goodday,thanks for the good job u are doing.GOD bless u. have been interestd in export 4 a long time nw. Pls i want to know how to get buyer for ginger and the minimum quantity i can supply.. I live in abuja.My email address is hammed_atta2000@yahoo.com. Thank u.

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  77. Thanks for post, kindly note that we can assist you with the requested information through our Contract Sourcing Service.

    But we will need the product sample with lab analysis result to assist you. Kindly check your mail for more details on this service. Awaiting your kind response.

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  78. im currently thinking of going into some business of sorts and i have less than 150,000 on me.i just finished my university education and don't want to loiter around before nysc. Wat can u do to help im especially interested in the export business. My e-mail address is annointedvessel1@yahoo.co.uk. Thanks

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  79. Pls How can I get the lab analysis result, or where can I get a lab to test the sample.

    Also what is the difference between dried sliced ginger and dried split ginger. which one do we commonly have in Nigeria.
    I mean which one is sold in Kaduna

    Also what is the current price of the product in Kafanchan/MT

    Thank u

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  80. Hi, please I will like to know if I can get local buyers of this ginger there in lagos, how and where do I get this split ginger? I have 500k to start dis business. Pls reply to osariemen27@gmail.com. Thanks

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  81. Hello,

    We are a reputed import & export firm based in India since 1988 and we are dealing in a very diversified portfolio of products. We are serious buyers and would like to purchase Dry Ginger from Nigeria. Request to prospective exporters/suppliers to send in their profile and quotations on rahul@globalmetalex.com

    Thank you.

    Regards,

    --
    Rahul Goyal
    Chief Executive Officer
    Global Metalex Limited
    12-B Mission Compound
    Saharanpur - 247001 (U.P.)
    India
    Email: rahul@globalmetalex.com
    Cell: +91-9997330725
    Tel/Fax: +91-132-2726009

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  82. Hi. I am in Kenya and have lots of fresh ginger from Uganda. Please let me know the best packaging for export purposes and could you also connect me with buyers. Capacity of exporting at least 40 tonnes every month.

    Your response is highly appreciated.

    Thank you
    Veronica

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  83. Thanks for your mail,
    We are a trade consulting firm with numerous exporters in our network.
    We are willing to supply the Dried Ginger at the rate USD1,500/MT


    Regards

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  84. Alright, we will revert to you whenever we have such request.

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  85. please mr Dele,I Need Your Help and Your Advice, I am new in the exportation of bitter kola, ginger and all other agro medicine, I just started marketing and I already have a customer (my first customer) who is in need of all these items
    FRESH GARLIC ---

    5CM
    EACH MESH BAG WEIGHT NETT 20KGS & GROSS 20.500KGS.
    EACH 40FT HR CONTAINER LOAD 29MTS 1450 BAGS

    FRESG GINGER

    100G UP TO 140G

    EACH MESH BAG WEIGHT 20KGS NETT & GROSS 22KGS
    EACH 40FT HR CONTAINER LOAD 28MTS 1400 BAGS

    He needs me to provide the price and other things I really do not understand, can anyone put me through? These are his requests:
    CAN UR PRICE OFFER ME CNF CHITTAGONG PORT, BANGLADESH
    PRICE PLS ?

    IF, PRICE WORKABLE - THEN, WE WILL START OUR BSNS
    CO - OPERATIONS EACH OTHER COMPANIES ?

    CAN U SEND ME SOME PICTURES OF DRY SPLIT GINGERS
    FOR INDIA MARKET WITH CFR NHAVASHEVA ( JNPT ) PORT, INDIA PRICE PLS /

    WAITING FOR UR FAVOURABLE REPLY , PLS ?

    These are the things I want to know on how to reply this customer. Thanks, God Bless You.please sir here is my Email:afrilandng@gmail.com, 08026238364

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  86. Thanks so much for post,
    In order to make access to export information easier for our client, we have put together a comprehensive Export Training Kit and a very Exhaustive and Intensive Export Training DVD to enable you have access to all the information you will need to successfully export your products.

    These training materials cost N30,000 and we can deliver them to you anywhere in Nigeria.

    Regards

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  87. Hi Mr Dele. I am following your blog which is very interesting. Regarding exporting ginger and other produce to USA you have not mentioned how to meet the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) requirements in USA. i am aware that you cannot just bring anything in to USA. How do you educated potential exporters on this?

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  88. Simply visit their website and get the details. You will need to get the sample across to them.

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