Exporting to Angola

Angola Map

Cayley Chemicals have been exporting to Angola for quite a number of years, but Angola is considered one of the more difficult countries in the world to successfully export to. The process of importing goods into Angola is time consuming and highly bureaucratic. Unlike many other African countries that require an eCTN (see our article here), Angola relies on hard copy certificates as opposed to electronic tracking. The World Bank….

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Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (eCTN)

South East Asia Map

We regularly supply LABSA from LG Korea to Burundi and one of the mandatory requirements of Burundi, amongst other African countries, is that an eCTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) is required. These eCTN’s, otherwise known as waiver certificates, are required by certain African countries to effectively control, supervise and manage import / export traffic to the country. The eCTN is an official, maritime document issued upon shipment at the loading port and mandatory for ….

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Sourcing from Malaysia / Indonesia / Korea / Taiwan

South East Asia Map

Cayley Chemicals has built a relationship over many years with a wide variety of chemical manufacturers throughout the world but mainly from the Far East, India and Europe. It takes a great deal of experience to sort the ‘wheat from the chaff’ and to determine which manufacturers consistently produce high quality products at competitive prices and who ship reliably.

We have been buying from  Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and Taiwan for quite a few years, principally Stearic Acid, Glycerine and Labsa and have built a rapport with a number of different producers that can meet our customers demand for ….

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Cayley Chemicals 30th Anniversary 1987 – 2017

Cayley 30th Anniversary

I am very proud to have been trading for 30 years, especially as some of it has been during a very tough recession period. Unfortunately, not all businesses have been so fortunate. Starting your own business is never easy and we should all acknowledge and celebrate these achievements for our businesses, large or small.

It all started in 1986. While on a business trip for my employer, Albright & Wilson, to South Africa I was approached by John Thompson of Chemical & Industrial Marketing. John was the owner of CIM a major South African distributor based in Durban. CIM was the Durban distributor for…

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Kenya KEBS, PVoC & CoC Update

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Effective from the 1st September 2016, all full load containers (FCL’s) certified under Route A of the KEBS (Kenya Bureau of Standards) regulations and that are destined for Kenya are required to be sealed by the PVoC Agents (Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards) after inspection by the Agent in the country of supply .

You can see the relevant notice issued by KEBS on the 19th August 2016 on the KEBS website here or view a PDF version. The relevant extract is quoted below….

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Philip John Mills

Philip is the MD, CEO & founder of CCC Trading Ltd t/a Cayley Chemicals which has been actively trading chemical raw materials to Africa, the Middle East and South America since 1987


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