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Africa China Agent Proposition

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The importing process from China comes with its own set of risks and challenges for African importers. Because we understand the risks that you may face when trading with China, Standard Bank has introduced the Africa China Agent Proposition. This offering will connect you with the right suppliers in China and help you source and validate the quality of goods.

SOME OF THE BENEFITS

Seamless negotiations and translations

Not only do we connect you to an officially nominated and accredited Chinese Trade Agent to negotiate the best prices and trade conditions on your behalf, we also provide translators to facilitate trade discussions.

Logistics are taken care of

We handle travel and shipping logistics, so it’s one less thing for you to worry about.

Sourcing suppliers and goods

Our Chinese Trade Agent will source the right suppliers for your business as well as source and validate the quality of goods.

Quality guaranteed

We guarantee that the quality of goods from the suppliers recommended by our Chinese Trade Agent will meet the quality paid for by you.
WHAT YOU GET

Our Africa China Agent Proposition will support you during the different stages of your trading journey:

Pre-Shipment

  • Travel logistics.
  • Supplier sourcing.
  • Goods quality validation.
  • Transactional banking capability.
  • Working capital facility.
     

Shipment

  • Foreign exchange telegraphic transfers.
  • Issuance of letter of credit (LC).
  • Discounting of LCs.
  • Documentary inwards collection.
  • Import financing.
  • Transit insurance.
     

Post-Shipment

  • Working capital lines.
  • Cash management facility.

 

WHAT DOES IT COSTS

There is no cost, this is a service provided by Standard Bank for its clients.

What you pay is just agent fees as below;

  • USD15,000.00 below agent charges 5%
  • for medical supplies due to Covid-19 agent charges 0.5%
  • USD15,000.00 above agent charges 3%
GET IN TOUCH

Send an email to [email protected] with the following details:

  • Promoters Name
  • Business Name
  • Standard Bank Account Number
  • Relationship Manager (If known)
  • Product(s) to be imported i.e. Product Name, Type, Specifications and Volume required.

You can also call 242 or 247 during the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and request to speak to a Relationship Manager in Africa China Banking.
 

  • WHAT YOU GET
  • WHAT DOES IT COSTS
  • GET IN TOUCH

Our Africa China Agent Proposition will support you during the different stages of your trading journey:

Pre-Shipment

  • Travel logistics.
  • Supplier sourcing.
  • Goods quality validation.
  • Transactional banking capability.
  • Working capital facility.
     

Shipment

  • Foreign exchange telegraphic transfers.
  • Issuance of letter of credit (LC).
  • Discounting of LCs.
  • Documentary inwards collection.
  • Import financing.
  • Transit insurance.
     

Post-Shipment

  • Working capital lines.
  • Cash management facility.

 

There is no cost, this is a service provided by Standard Bank for its clients.

What you pay is just agent fees as below;

  • USD15,000.00 below agent charges 5%
  • for medical supplies due to Covid-19 agent charges 0.5%
  • USD15,000.00 above agent charges 3%

Send an email to [email protected] with the following details:

  • Promoters Name
  • Business Name
  • Standard Bank Account Number
  • Relationship Manager (If known)
  • Product(s) to be imported i.e. Product Name, Type, Specifications and Volume required.

You can also call 242 or 247 during the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and request to speak to a Relationship Manager in Africa China Banking.