Value Added Services

Tea Import Service

With the China market opening up, food and drink imports to Shanghai and China are expanding rapidly. It is not just the well publicised imports such as meat, milk powder and sea food, but traditional food stuffs that are being imported to China.

Heighten has experience working with a number of international tea businesses, including boutique European tea houses who craft exquisite blends, but also world famous tea producing regions.

Why import tea to China? There are a number of factors to why teas are being increasingly imported to China. First and foremost is that China is a huge consumer of tea. Even with the massive expansion in output, the Chinese tea market is still consuming more than it can produce.

Furthermore, as we have seen in other posts by Heighten, demand for food imports in China, and especially Shanghai, have grown significantly in the past decade. Certain famous teas such as English Breakfast and Earl Grey are consumed in growing volumes. Famous international brands such as Lipton and Twinings being increasingly popular with the China middle classes.

An area of specific interest for importers and processors is also the bonded import of tea for packaging, branding and re-export. Careful management of customs books can make China value add an option for building your tea brand and optimising your supply chain.

For an expert service and advice on importing tea to china and the options available for enhancing your International supply chain, contact Heighten.

China Wine Import Services

The volume of wine imported through Shanghai port has grown tremendously, fuelling the appetite for imported wines, spirits and beers.

Although on the surface it seems profits are potentially huge, there are many hurdles to importing wine to China. First of all the market is now very competitive with both local importers and international businesses fighting for market share.

The wine importation process, handled correctly and with informed knowledge, though without challenges should not be a limiting factor in approaching this market. With a trusted partner, navigating the various challenges is case of preparation and time management.

Heighten China Wine Import Service supports your business allowing you to focus on driving your China sales or developing your China partnerships.

By utilising a third party, you ensure greater visibility and control of the product’s movement in the Chinese market so keeping your options open. Critically, rather than being tied to a Chinese partner who may move the goal posts leaving you with potential you still have opportunities to leverage new opportunities and alternative routes to market.

Contact us for proven advice on how to import wine to China. With our Shanghai and Europe bases, get independent and transparent advise.

Solutions For Your Business

Heighten International, flexible solutions and value add services for your China business operations.

Supporting British, Australian, South African and International small and medium enterprises (SME) to get the most from China import and export.

By combining years of experience in the China and Shanghai Freight Forwarding business with an extensive network of vital contacts, your business is able to tap in to a valuable resource that will extend your reach and open up new opportunities.

Our team has wealth of practical knowledge and hands on experience of the food & drink, bamboo, wood, IT equipment and many more industries. Heighten Europe is here to support you business.

Heighten Europe can demystify many of the unknowns in China trade and provide practical assistance to allow your business to focus on your core competencies.