GRM Foreign Trade
INVESTMENT

In order to minimise risks and protect our customers from worldwide and/or regional economic fluctuations, possible shortages resulted from damages of harmful agricultural species on plants (i.e.: Tuta Absoluta that damaged tomato harvest in Turkey in 2010) and/or climatological conditions that effect harvest conditions, GRM invests in raw materials such as tomatoes and peppers before planting seasons by supplying contracted farmers with seedlings to be able to purchase the crop within harvest periods in order to make sure that we offer best quality products at the best available prices to our customers from the fertile lands of the Aegean region of Turkey.

GRM is directly involved in the production of high quality Mediterranean Food Products by co-operating and pre-financing of contracted Producer Companies. GRM's purchasing power is based on bulk orders and pre-financing of manufacturers by GRM's own capital and Turk Exim Bank Pre-Shipment Export Credits.

One of the most important primary objective and responsibility of the company is to make sure that our customers will receive their needs even in shortage years at the most competitive market prices and/or to make sure that the customer will be protected against stocking higher price products before abundance years. In order to achieve this objective, we continuously up-date news section of our web page before harvest, during harvest and after harvest periods, where our customers can also contact us anytime via e-mail for further and accurate information.

As GRM is a 'full service' and a 'well experienced' producer and exporter of Mediterranean Delicacies, we offer 'one stop shopping' in fine foods to all our customers, which gives our customers the opportunity of purchasing mixed containers and investing in different products in a single container instead of investing in a full container load of a single product, while they also enjoy the best competitive supplier price offer for -each and every - item and simplicity of dealing with a single experienced supplier instead of dealing with a separate supplier for each product.

INQUIRIES

GRM gathers and professionally analyses inquiries of customers from all over the world to produce customer oriented products parallel to changing demands of target markets.

If necessary and requested, with our experience gained in eleven years of hard work in different markets in the food industry, GRM also assists and guides customers in determining preferred product recipes, specifications, packing configurations and unit/carton package labels in accordance with target markets preferences and food codex.

Once, all specifications are clearly determined and confirmed, we send our best available price offers with container loading quantities, confirmed product specifications and delivery / payment terms.

As our company is committed to high quality and better service, our product samples are being send to our customers prior to shipments assuring that sample product quality will 100% be same with the product(s) that customer will receive in actual container shipments.



ORDER CONFIRMATION

After we receive our customer's confirmation and Purchase Order, our team will prepare and send a Proforma Invoice together with a Sales Contract consisting of every single detail that has been discussed and confirmed previously such as product specifications, quantities, shipment schedule(s), delivery terms and payment terms.

If a   have been preferred and decided as the payment method by both parties, our company will send a Proforma Invoice in detail facilitating L/C applications with the corresponding bank of our customer.

GRM is working 100% in compliance with INCOTERMS 2010 (The Incoterms® rules are an internationally recognized standard and are used worldwide in international and domestic contracts for the sale of goods. First published in 1936, Incoterms® rules provide internationally accepted definitions and rules of interpretation for most common commercial terms.) and UCP 600 (Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits) of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

PRODUCTION

Following order confirmation, GRM immediately starts production of the goods stated on the Purchase Order and the Proforma Invoice under controlled conditions in accordance with BRC (British Retail Consortium - Global Standard for Food Safety) and IFS (International Featured Standards for Food - IFS Food is a GFSI recognised standard for auditing food safety and quality of processes and products of food manufacturers) compliance.

If requested, products can be offered under GRM's registered brand SABROSO (please kindly check our web sites Miscellaneous section for alternative sample label designs) or customer's private label.
GRM also offers to design product labels under customer's private brand, in case customer will need to design new labels for new products.

SHIPMENT

GRM co-operates directly with shipping lines, unless otherwise instructed to ship with another contracted forwarder company by the customer.

Nevertheless, GRM keeps investigating freight charges and delivery periods of alternative shipping lines continuously in order to be able to offer different transportation options and opportunities to its customers.

Once goods produced are ready for shipment in our warehouse after final quality controls of our warehouse and quality assurance departments, our logistic team books the reservation with preferred shipping line and organizes delivery of the container from port to our factory. The container is being controlled by our warehouse personnel in case of any damages or dirt to make sure that the container is compatible for food transportation. In case of any failures, a new container is being asked to be replaced with the improper container.

Inner and outer pictures of the empty container, loading process and final stage before we place airbags to secure the goods by filling up empty spots are being taken by our warehouse personnel.

Vessel details, container number(s), seal number(s), expected date of departure and Bill of Lading information is being sent to our customer(s) as a standard procedure of our company for the last 11 years together with container shipment pictures.

Please visit our web pages 'Miscellaneous' section for further shipment procedures of our company.

With our experienced team, reliable and skilful shippers, insurers and customs agents, we will be pleased to ship your preferred items to your choice of destination, under guarantee of the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber Of Commerce.

DOCUMENTATION

As a standard policy, GRM prepares following harmonised uniform export documentation for all of our customers in three days after the vessel leaves the shipment port.

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Weight Certificate
  • Packing Certificate
  • Phytosanitary Certificate
  • Certificate of Origin (GSP Form A, if applicable)
  • Analysis Certificates
  • Production Code List (with batch numbers and best before dates)
  • ATR.1 / EUR.1 Certifications for EU customers
  • Bill of Lading
  • Wood Packing Statement (Australia and New Zealand)