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Export assistance

Our services extend to guiding you through Customs processes - Exporters registration requirements will be explained to you and the necessary application forms and guidelines will be supplied. We will give you assistance in completion of your application documents, and advise you on lodgment of application so that all processes can be speedily accomplished.

We have consultants who are experts in customs processes for export - when you are ready to export, we can guide you through the process. We will begin by ensuring you have everything prepared for your registration as an exporter. You will be given advice and guidance on the lodgement of application, as well as the process itself. We will ensure that you are supplied with the necessary application forms and guidelines. Our expert staff will use existing networks and contacts to fast-track your applications.

As is possible for business registration process, you will be able to track your company's progress through the various stages of export application by logging on to our secure online area. Export processes are familiar to our team of experts, and we will bring clarity to the seeming mysteries of customs tariff classification of goods for export, Export permit requirements, F178 - banking requirements, stoppage and examination of cargo by customs, and VAT for zero rating of export suppliers.

We can also put you in touch with clearing and forwarding agents, export transporters, groupage agents, shipping agents and export agents - in fact any export intermediary services providers who may be useful to you in reaching global markets.Even better, we can ensure that you are able to optimise opportunities for access to export incentives. Our staff know about EMIA, and are expert at the provision of information on industry specific assistance. For example we can help if you are in the clothing and textile area (duty credit certificate), the motor industry development (MIDP) arena - or if you may qualify for a manufacturing rebate. We have your concerns at heart and are passionate about your success, and it is in this light that we can give you advice which really makes a difference, on applications process.

Because we are the delivery arm for the national Department of Trade and Industry, and our performance is benchmarked against successful export figures, you can rest assured that we will do all in our power to refer you to any other entity able to assist you, and we will follow up to ensure that you receive the service you deserve from them.

Services for Exporters

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Services for Exporters

Exporters will be assisted to register their companies - we will help you identify the type of registration you need to make, supply application forms and guidance; and provide assistance in completion of documents; as well as advise you on lodgment of application and keep track of the progress of your registrations.

We will ensure you understand the customs tariff classification of goods for export, and where applicable, we will facilitate export permit requirements as well as F178 - banking requirements. We also ensure that you are informed about stoppage and examination of cargo by customs, and regulations relating to VAT for zero rating of export suppliers.

Our Export Promotion Services

The following services are part of our export promotion activities:

Black Economic Empowerment Financial Assistance:
The purpose of Export Promotion Assistance scheme is to provide financial assistance to KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) traders in respect of activities aimed at developing export markets for KZN products and services. However financial assistance will be limited to the sectors contained in the Regional Industrial Development Strategy (RIDS). For further information on qualifying terms and conditions, please contact Export Development and Promotion Unit or send your enquiry to info@tikzn.co.za 

Technical Financial Assistance Fund:
- The TAF is a financial assistance programme established to support projects which promote economic development within KZN Province.  The fund assists businesses to develop a bankable business plans from all sectors which requires funding that can be sourced from any of the available development financial institutions  and other financial institutions with risk appetite for diverse projects and not restricted only to KZN Growth Fund. 
- It must be noted that this fund is only intended for enterprises which seek to start or expand viable projects in priority sectors biased towards the KZN Provincial Growth and Development Strategy (PGDS).  To submit your application, please call our reliable Project Managers or Project Development Specialists for assistance or send your enquiry to info@tikzn.co.za 

DTI exhibition / National pavilions / Missions:
- Providing exporters with DTI's calendar of events
- Identifying companies that should be participating
- Assisting companies to compile EMIA applications
- Identify shows TIKZN affiliates can participate in
- Post event evaluations

Local Exhibitions / Local trade show:
- Identifying potential exporters that would benefit and sending notification
- Assist with exhibition applications and EMIA applications
- Post event evaluations

International Exhibitions / Trade shows:
- Identifying potential exporters that would benefit and sending notification
- Secure exhibition space
- Identify companies to participate
- Send invitations to companies
- Assist with application forms
- Post event evaluations

DTI Trade Leads / General Trade Leads / TIKZN Mission Trade Leads:
- Identify leads that would benefit current exporters
- Forward trade leads to these companies
- Survey conducted / feedback

TIKZN Export Platform:
- Promote platform to clients
- Compilation of export platform application forms
- Send leads to TIKZN clients on the platform
- Building a pipeline of companies
- Conduct survey and follow-up
- Document leads on the enquiry forms

TIKZN / DTI Outward selling missions:
- Identifying exporters in appropriate sectors to be included in trade missions.
- Assisting exporters with EMIA applications and other logistical support for participation in mission.
- Planning of itinerary / company visits / meetings with potential buyers
- Post Event evaluations

TIKZN / DTI Inward buying missions:
- Identify companies who manufacture required products
- Compile itinerary / site visits / meetings with KZN suppliers for international visiting buyers.
- Post event evaluations

ABSA International Trade Bureau Exhibition:
- Identify sectors and exhibitors from TIKZN database
- Developing a pipeline of exhibitors
- Rotate exhibitors on a quarterly basis

Export Promotion Functions:
- Investigating the feasibility of having export clubs in other parts of KZN.
- Organising breakfast and other net working events for exporters.

Profiling of Exporters / KZN Successes:
- Profiling articles in print media / radio on exporters

Export Development Services

We undertake the following activities to help you toward export readiness:

Company registration:
- Identification of type of registration
- Supply application forms and guide
- Assistance in completion of documents
- Advise on lodgment of application
Customs processes: 
(i) Exporters registration
    - Advise clients on exporter registration
    - Supply application forms and guidelines
    - Assistance in completion of documents
    - Advise on lodgment of application

(ii) Export processes
- Customs tariff classification of goods for export
- Export permit requirements where applicable
- F178 - banking requirements
- Stoppage and examination of cargo by customs
- VAT for zero rating of export suppliers

Export Intermediary Services Providers:
- Clearing and forwarding
- Transporter
- Groupage agents
- Shipping agents
- Export agents

Export incentives:  
- EMIA
- Provision of information on industry specific assistance
- Clothing and textile (duty credit certificate)
- Motor industry development (MIDP)
- Manufacturing rebate
- Advise clients on applications process and refer to entity concerned

International transacting:
- Advise on pre-shipment finance
- Advise and provide information on incoterms

Business opportunities:
- Identify opportunities from DTI trade leads, chambers, TIKZN missions, tender bulletins
- Franchising, joint ventures, primary and secondary opportunities
-  Advise client on how to compile business plan

Financial assistance:
- Assisting clients with information requests
- Provision of financial / commercial banks details
- Providing clients with information on government incentives e.g. SMEDP etc.

Marketing intelligence:
- Client requests specific market intelligence information
- Refer to internal sources (market intelligence, desk top)
- Refer to external sources (FER's, chambers)
- Information of export councils / industry

Trade Agreements: 
- Provide information on trade agreements
- Provide clients with information on the benefits of the trade agreements
- Provide information on the requirement for participation
- Refer clients to DTI and SARS

Export Training: 
- Co-ordination with SEDA activities
- TIKZN specific seminars
- TIKZN workshops
- TIKZN road shows

Specific initiatives:
- Trade Point
- Specific committee (BOSS, Rural Development of Women, eThekwini forum, Art and Craft steering committee)
- Local exhibitions for intra trade (eThekwini SMME, KZN ITE, etc)

Export assistance

Our services extend to guiding you through Customs processes - Exporters registration requirements will be explained to you and the necessary application forms and guidelines will be supplied. We will give you assistance in completion of your application documents, and advise you on lodgment of application so that all processes can be speedily accomplished.
We have consultants who are experts in customs processes for export - when you are ready to export, we can guide you through the process. We will begin by ensuring you have everything prepared for your registration as an exporter. You will be given advice and guidance on the lodgement of application, as well as the process itself. We will ensure that you are supplied with the necessary application forms and guidelines. Our expert staff will use existing networks and contacts to fast-track your applications.

As is possible for business registration process, you will be able to track your company's progress through the various stages of export application by logging on to our secure online area. Export processes are familiar to our team of experts, and we will bring clarity to the seeming mysteries of customs tariff classification of goods for export, Export permit requirements, F178 - banking requirements, stoppage and examination of cargo by customs, and VAT for zero rating of export suppliers.

We can also put you in touch with clearing and forwarding agents, export transporters, groupage agents, shipping agents and export agents - in fact any export intermediary services providers who may be useful to you in reaching global markets.Even better, we can ensure that you are able to optimise opportunities for access to export incentives. Our staff know about EMIA, and are experts in the provision of information on industry specific assistance. For example we can help if you are in the clothing and textile area (duty credit certificate), the motor industry development (MIDP) arena - or if you may qualify for a manufacturing rebate. We have your concerns at heart and are passionate about your success, and it is in this light that we can give you advice which really makes a difference, on applications process.

Because we are the delivery arm for the national Department of Trade and Industry, and our performance is benchmarked against successful export figures, you can rest assured that we will do all in our power to refer you to any other entity able to assist you, and we will follow up to ensure that you receive the service you deserve from them.