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Sourcing from the EU
by Philip John Mills | 1 Nov 2017 |

We source most commodity chemicals from China because of cost advantage. However Europe still has some Chemical products that are Internationally competitive including many speciality Chemical raw materials. The following Chemicals we buy from mainland Europe for shipment to Africa, the Middle East and South America:
EDTA 4Na – Dissolvine NA from Akzo, NL
Perchloroethlene – Perstabil from Inovyn in France
Methylene Chloride occasionally from Inovyn France (usually China)
Solvents from the NL drumers
Sodium Hypochlorite from NL
Tamol NOP from BASF Germany
Benzalkonium Chloride – Empigen BAC 50 & BAC 80 from Innospec Italy
Calcium Dodecyl Benzene Sulphonate – Nansa EVM70B from Innospec Italy
Sodium Dodecyl Benzene Sulphonate – Nansa HS85S from Innospec Italy
Shipment is usually from Rotterdam, Antwerp or Genoa (see map)
We used to buy a lot of Sodium Metabisulphite from Esseco Italy and hopefully we will re-start soon
To see our full range of regularly supplied chemical raw materials, including those sourced from the European Union, please click the ‘Products’ button below and scan through our products or search for a particular product.
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About Cayley
Cayley Chemicals has been in business since 1987, successfully supplying chemical raw materials to industry in Africa, the Middle East and to South America. Documentation to many of the destinations we ship to is complex, but with over 30 years experience we have become experts at shipping to our customers’ requirements and ensuring that all documentation is completed accurately with the result of the timely arrival of shipments.
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Exporting to Angola
by Philip John Mills | 1 Oct 2017 | Africa, Angola, Chemical Industry, Regulations

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 ranks Angola at 183 for the difficulty of import process out of 190 countries assessed for the most time consuming import procedures. Angolan import regulations are subject to periodic changes and therefore require exporters to maintain close contact with their importer/distributor to avoid potentially lengthy customs entry delays.
Importers must be registered with the Angolan Ministry of Commerce for the category of product they are importing. Only registered companies can apply for an import license which is required for imports of sensitive products such as food, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and agricultural inputs. To minimize customs problems and delays, exporters should ensure that the Angolan importer holds import registration status for the appropriate product category and has experience importing and handling international products.
Documentation required for import into Angola includes:
Original Air Way Bill (AWB) / Bill of Lading (BL)
Original Commercial Invoice (listing HTS codes for each item)
Packing List
Angolan Loading Certificate issued in country of shipment
Import License and/or phytosanitary certificate issued by the relevant Ministry, if required based on product
Angolan Loading Certificate
Angolan law states that all cargo purchased abroad for importation into Angola requires a loading certificate (also known as Waiver / ARC / CNCA Certificate) issued by a National Council of Angolan Shippers (CNCA) authorised agent in the country of origin. A list of approved agents is available on the CNC Agents website or you can see a PDF version we have prepared here. The application form (designed in Microsoft Excel) for the Loading Certificate is available at the CNC Tariffs website (scroll to the bottom of the page to download the 64k form in English or Portuguese) or you can download an English Excel version of the form from our website here or a PDF version here. The loading certificate must be obtained by a CNCA agent before loading the cargo. Here is an example of the issued Certificate.
The loading certificate number (waiver number) much be shown on all documentation related to the cargo shipped under that loading certificate. It is the shipper and/or forwarder’s responsibility to provide the loading certificate number to the ocean carrier at the loading port for inclusion in the manifest and bill of lading.
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Sourcing from Malaysia / Indonesia / Korea / Taiwan
by Philip John Mills | 1 Aug 2017 | Chemical Industry, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Products, Taiwan

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 high quality products.
Malaysia & Indonesia are very strong in all products derived from Palm Oil Trees. Both countries have very well developed industries based on Palm plantations. The major players are fully integrated: Owning Palm Oil estates, Palm Oil mills, and refineries that produce palm and palm kernel oil fractions and downstream products.
Malaysia & Indonesia are major producers of vegetable-based oleochemicals including:
fatty acids
soap noodles and
fatty esters
These versatile products are used in a wide variety of applications, including the manufacturing of detergents, surfactants, shampoos, soaps, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, food additives and plastics.
Cayley Chemicals is particularly strong in Stearic Acid and Glycerine.
Korea & Taiwan are both highly developed with major chemical industries. We deal with a number of International manufacturers. Quality and competitiveness are excellent. As an example we buy Labsa (Linear alkylbenzene sulfonic acid) from LG chemicals in Korea.
Labsa is mainly used to produce household detergents including laundry powders, laundry liquids, dishwashing liquids and other household cleaners as well as in numerous industrial applications like as a coupling agent and as an emulsifier for agricultural herbicides and in emulsion polymerization.
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Cayley Chemicals 30th Anniversary 1987 – 2017
by Philip John Mills | 1 Jul 2017 | CCC Trading, Chemical Industry, Products, UK

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.
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