SFMA - Export Consultancy Services
Mr. Gerald Tan
International Trade Specialist, SFMA
Tel: +65 6221 2438
The International Trade Specialist position is newly created this year under the Executive-in-Residence (EIR) programme @ SFMA. It is designated to strengthen and enhance the trade association's capabilities and expertise in the specialised area of Internationalisation.
The EIR with his experience and professional knowledge aims to assist and help Singapore food manufacturers discover the right business associates and partners and offer them with in-market facilitation through a supportive local community which is pivotal to aid Singapore food companies to steer and navigate through some of the challenges they face while embarking in this internationalisation journey.
Some of the facilitation/services offered will include:
These consultancy services and business advisories rendered to the food companies about venturing into a new market or re-entering a previous market which did not register a favourable result, depending on the degree of depth and complexity, might be chargeable and a concessionary rate is made available, especially for SFMA members only.
Synonymous with the strong impetus by the Singapore Government for our companies to internationalise and to build-up for the post Covid-19 marketplace as well as to diversify its markets, EIR @ SFMA is on hand to provide and extend the necessary exigencies and support.
The pictures depicted below are SFMA's typical activities and events and with the help of our International Trade Specialist, SFMA aims to help our companies achieve a better success rate by devising pre-event marketing strategies, organize quality business matching sessions and sharing of buyer/consumer trends and additional contacts where necessary.
Feel free to drop Gerald a call (+65 6221 2438) or email (email@example.com) to find out more on how you can embark on this journey!
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"Thank you for all your kind assistance render to me during the time when I need your assistance in my business needs / interests before providing your suggestions and has given sound recommendations / suggestions to my company. Gerald have been very helpful and patience to serve all my enquiry and I'm very much appreciated for all his assistance. Once again, thank you for all your kind assistance for my business needs for the exports markets."
Mr. M Raju (Marketing Director - Sabi Food Industries Pte Ltd)
"All these (channels of distribution, warehousing, logistics as well as cold chains for frozen food products) were useful and helpful for me to better communicate and discuss with my business partners. I had a clearer and more accurate picture how best to help SG food manufacturers to venture into the African markets. Such services to me are essential and necessary for new exporters and importers alike and should be readily made available and I am glad that SFMA has such dedicated and purposeful EIR programme. Good effort and do continue to share your knowledge and expertise to any food exporters / importers."
Mr. Thomas Ong (Chairman - Biz Africa Pte Ltd)
"Thank you for the professional and outstanding service provided to my company. We are pleased with the depth knowledge and experience of the EIR @ SFMA and we are looking forward on the cooperation."
Mr. David Lim (Regional Sales & Marketing Manager - Super Bean International Pte Ltd)
"You took the time and effort to comprehend and understand the business as much as possible though I know that unless one is in the same trade, it is not so straightforward and simple. While sharing, I do feel a good sense of ease to divulge and reveal some detailed and circumstantial information. This was especially so after you talked about the NDA (non-disclosure agreement) which I duly completed and returned to you following your email thereafter. Lastly, you also shared with me the schemes & initiatives for SMEs to internationalise where you took the time and work to extract from the ESG website and compiled it into an abridged document. Though I have not yet fully decided how to engage this EIR @ SFMA service that is available to the Singapore food exporters, I am sure many would benefit from it in one way or another. Keep up the good work!"
Mr. Zan Ho (Head, F&B Business - 83 F&B Management Pte Ltd)