FOOD is a SERIOUS matter for us. We strive for VALUE which is the combination of QUALITY first and then PRICE. We AUDIT all related food processing plants and check EVERY SINGLE container before it leaves the food processing plant. When to buy is also an ART. All prices quoted are subject to availability and final confirmation. Most food items are produced in specific months of the year: crops or catching seasons, so prices vary during the year. On time deliveries are a BLESSING.
We start with the clients’ well projected yearly or crop-season needs, then we sign a CONTRACT with price, products and delivery tables. Production starts here. Deliveries are made with a lead time of at least 30 days in the case of the canned food items. If the cans are lithographic printed we will need an extra week to coordinate that sourcing.
We have our own Freight Forwarders in each origin and some of our clients contact their own Freight Forwarders in destination to request the best freight rates. We are always well informed about availability of cargo equipment and vessels, and about the best seasons to have the best freight rates.
China is a world powerhouse for food manufacturing, and our biggest source for canned food items. The main seaports that we use in China are Qingdao, Xiamen and Lianyungang. Well done ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS are a must. Our sales terms are FOB Port of Loading and we invoice in origin. We recommend having an International Cargo Insurance in destination to cover the very few incidents in-land and ocean transportation.
We also provide the Free Sales Certificates for brand and products registrations in each country of destination, as well as the Certificates of Origin to comply with Free Trade Agreements requirements. Our payment terms vary from 100% advanced payment to 15% advanced payment, in the latter the second payment is executed against a copy of the Bill of Lading (BL) via email.