Making fresh produce import and export easier than ever.

Simplifresh offers complete assistance for fresh produce imports into the UK and Europe. We collaborate with the leading shipping and logistics companies on the seas and ports. We aim to ensure secure handling and shipping, on-time delivery of fresh produce, and hassle-free import and export. Minimising transit times and shipping rates is our priority.

We work with the most experienced and reliable shipping companies. Our shipping partners include the shipping industry’s trusted names like Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM, and Maersk Line.
Our long-time associates, Logistics Business Partner (LBP, Netherlands), handles the fresh produce after unloading at the port.

Simplifresh offers guidance for working with its partners. It does not provide any import, export, shipping, or handling services directly to its producers. However, our excellent working relationships with these companies enable our producers and distributors to derive maximum benefits. Owing to our reputation, we are not surprised when our partners extend favours and prioritise our producers over others.

Working with Simplifresh , you can relax about the following:

Documentation

We will help you with all types of formalities around documents such as certificates, contracts, and agreements. These will include the following:

  • Inspection Certificates
  • Certificate of Conformity
  • Proof of Origin Certificates
  • Marine, Cargo, Product Liability, Export Credit and Currency Insurance
  • Trade Agreements
  • Payment Terms agreements
  • Supplier Contracts
  • Shipping Contracts

Taxes, Tariffs and Duties

Producers need to understand the tariff rules and import/export duties. We guide you so that you don’t overpay. Similarly, we see that there are no hurdles because of the non-payment of tariffs and duties. We will also help you with the documentation, receipts, and records for all payments you make. We look for updates regarding import/export duties and taxes each week and inform our producers regarding the same.

We are constantly monitoring the changes in tariff rates post-Brexit.

Producers need to understand the tariff rules and import/export duties. We guide you so that you don’t overpay. Similarly, we see that there are no hurdles because of the non-payment of tariffs and duties. We will also help you with the documentation, receipts, and records for all payments you make. We look for updates regarding import/export duties and taxes each week and inform our producers regarding the same.

We are constantly monitoring the changes in tariff rates post-Brexit.

Shipping Capacity & Permissions and Regulations

  • Shipping Capacity: An important Simplifresh goal is to facilitate market access and higher margins for small producers from developing countries. We strive to provide maximum shipping capacity at the most reasonable shipping rates. Our long-term relationship with the shipping and logistic companies brings the best shipping deals to our producers.
  • Permissions and Regulations : We ensure that your products have all the necessary permissions for export and import. We promise to update our clients at the earliest of any changes in the regulations owing to Brexit.

Cold Chain Maintenance & Packaging Quality

  • Cold Chain Maintenance : Fresh produce is only as good as its freshness. Therefore Cold Chain Maintenance is our chief priority. Our shipping and logistic partners work hard towards ensuring cold chain continuity and consistency. We back the latest technology with the human effort to give fresh produce the appropriate temperatures. We do our best to minimise the exposure to uncontrolled environments at ports and during customs clearance.
  • Packaging Quality: We take utmost care for appropriate fresh produce packaging to reduce waste. Guaranteeing the best quality packaging materials and high food packaging safety standards at different supply chain points is our commitment.
  • Cold Chain Maintenance : Fresh produce is only as good as its freshness. Therefore Cold Chain Maintenance is our chief priority. Our shipping and logistic partners work hard towards ensuring cold chain continuity and consistency. We back the latest technology with the human effort to give fresh produce the appropriate temperatures. We do our best to minimise the exposure to uncontrolled environments at ports and during customs clearance.
  • Packaging Quality: We take utmost care for appropriate fresh produce packaging to reduce waste. Guaranteeing the best quality packaging materials and high food packaging safety standards at different supply chain points is our commitment.

Quality Assurance & Chemical Safety

  • Quality Assurance : We make the extra effort to allow your fresh produce to reach its maximum shelf life. We only deal with producers and distributors that strictly adhere to global food quality standards. We do not consult for producers that fail to pass the international food safety requirements.
  • Chemical Safety : We respect the growing awareness against the use of harmful chemicals in food processing and supply chain. Besides regular re-assessments for food safety from third-parties and certification bodies, we take the extra step. Educating the producers and distributors on the latest chemical contamination regulations and safe chemical limits for substances like nitrates, dioxins, mycotoxins, and metals is a priority for Simplifresh.

Customisation

We fully respect the customisation needs of our producers. The majority of producers that we work with belong to traditional small-scale farming communities. Minor adjustments and innovative customisations in producing, packing, and shipping can significantly impact profits and product quality. Simplifresh  understands this and seeks to provide solutions based on your specific needs.

We fully respect the customisation needs of our producers. The majority of producers that we work with belong to traditional small-scale farming communities. Minor adjustments and innovative customisations in producing, packing, and shipping can significantly impact profits and product quality. Simplifresh  understands this and seeks to provide solutions based on your specific needs.