In my previous posts (Part 1 and Part 2), I have written about potential importers/exporters and what they must comply with in order to be able to legally commercialize goods on an international basis. There is another very important element that must be discussed – the steps to make an import-export operation successful.
The Spearhead Group works hard with suppliers/innovators and advisors to offer our clients unique products. We are always excited to go the extra mile when we find a worthy material, technology, or innovative team. These suppliers are the ones who take those next steps to comply with import/export needs that our clients are looking for in their products.
One innovator that I have been lucky to work with is Tomás, an artisanal manufacturer, and the factory owner from a small town in Estado de México. Well known for their craft ceramics, Tomás is aware of the great quality of his product, enough so, that he had the vision to go through the compliance requirements needed to place his ceramics around the globe. In one of our first conversations, he proudly explained that his ceramics “already met the quality requirements, so all that was needed was to get the right documents”. Tomás is not new to exporting and working hard on client-based productions. His factory produced the original Clase Azul Reposado bottle, one of the most iconic premium tequila bottles.
For the past few months, I have had the pleasure of working with Tomás and his craftspeople, composed of mostly women, in creating a unique, limited-edition, bottle for one of our clients. The Spearhead team has worked hand-in-hand with him to comply with all the import/export requirements and worked hard to meet all of our client’s requirements. We look forward to continuing to work with Tomás and other suppliers to make innovative PBE™ internationally.