Monday, April 25, 2011



The Export Information Service (EIS) offered by 3T Impex enables both intending and existing exporters to have easy and swift access to all export information and advisory services. This service therefore enables an exporter to make an informed decision in the export process which include export planning, contract sourcing, product sourcing, export logistics, export documentation and export financing. This service can be accessed by clients from both outside Lagos and outside Nigeria without meeting 3T Impex physically.

This service covers the following areas:
1.Local product price enquiries
2.Export price enquiries
3.Reviewing of export contract
4.Product specification enquiries
5.Export product enquiries
6.Local suppliers enquiries
7.Export finance enquiries
In addition to the EIS coverage listed above, each client that registers for this service will also be given the highly informative 3T Impex Export Manual on DVD.
1.Speedy response to all export enquiries
2.Clients ride on our experience to avoid costly mistake and thus prevent losses
3.Through our advisory services, client can take inform decision and improve their profitability
4.This service is available to clients outside Lagos and overseas. So our clients do not have to meet us physically to enjoy the service.

This service costs N10,000 with an expiry period of one month. However, we have good discounts for clients that want to subscribe for longer period. The table below shows the subscription period and the fee payable for each period.
1 month-     N10,000 ($70)
2 months-   N18,000 ($120)
3 months-   N26,000 ($175)
4 months-   N34,000 ($230)
5 months-   N42,000 ($280)
6 months-   N50,000 ($335)

For payment of cash or cheque, our bank details are as follows;
Intercontinental Bank
3T Impex Consulting Limited

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shea Butter Production Training

Premium Shea Butter Producer in Nigeria

Nigeria can now boast of a good quality premium grade 1 shea butter produced from a small factory at a village near Iseyin on Oyo state. Although most shea butter produced from Nigeria have hitherto fall short of the standard of the international market especially in Europe and North America, I am very glad to introduced Mrs Yemi Adefowoju as part of the few that have overcome this challenge. At present, her shea butter is being sold in the US market because of her ability to get the specifications right as shown in the table below. 

The Table below shows the Specifications of the laboratory analysis done on our product sample in a United State laboratory (INTERTEK OIL, CHEMICAL & AGRIC SERVICES). The Report Number of this analysis is US621-2079/48363.64504/10
To reach Mrs Yemi Adefowoju for your enquiries and purchase of this premium shea butter,  please send an email to or call +234 803 6522 946.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011



Gum Acacia is widely used in the baking industry for its low water absorption properties. The gum is cold water soluble and have impressive adhesive properties for use in glazes and toppings.

The ability of the gum to stabilize foam is still used in the manufacture of beer andsoft drinks. Gum Acacia is also used to clarify wine and fix tannins.

Used primarily to retard sugar crystallization and emulsify fat, the gum is used in a wide variety of confections. In high sugar pieces, the gum has been used in concentrations from 10 - 45%. Typically, the gum is dissolved in water, mixed with sugar, concentrated and finally, flavour is added. Used primarily to retard sugar crystallization and emulsify fat, the gum is used in a wide variety of confections. In high sugar pieces, the gum has been used in concentrations from 10 - 45%. Typically, the gum is dissolved in water, mixed with sugar, concentrated and finally, flavour is added.

Gum Acacia functions as a stabilizer in lotions and screens. It increases viscosity, impart spreading properties, give a protective coating and smooth feel.

Dietary Fiber
Gum Acacias have widespread application in diet or meal-replacer drinks because of their low viscosity, bland flavor and high fiber content.

Gum Acacia is used extensively in the production of spray dried flavors and fragrances. Also used to stabilize emulsions and when subsequently spray dried, the gum prevents evaporation and oxidative deterioration of the flavor/ fragrance oils or absorption of water from the air.

Industrial Applications
Gum Acacia works as a binder for color pigments in crayons. The list of uses goes on -- ink and pigment manufacture, ceramics, liquid insecticides, polishes, paints, etc.

Gum Acacia is used in the preparation of etching and plating solutions in the lithography industry. The gum functions as a sensitizer for plates, as an ingredient in fountain solutions, plate wash and protective coatings for the plates in storage.

Gum Acacia have widespread usage as suspending agents, emulsifiers, adhesives and binders in tabletting and in demulcent syrups.

Product Profiles: Gum Arabic

Description: Gum Arabic (Acacia Senegal) Gum Acacia, also known as Gum Arabic, is a natural gum harvested from the exterior of Acacia trees in the form of dry, hard nodules up to 50 mm in diameter, and ranging from almost colourless to brown. Its unique properties endow it with a wide range of uses in food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial applications. There are over 1,100 Acacia species worldwide. However Acacia Senegal and Acacia Seyal are the most commercially exploited species. Nigeria has three grades of Gum Arabic; 
Acacia Senegal (grade 1) 
Acacia seyal (Grade 2)and 
Combretum (Grade 3).
The major Acacia utilized for commercial Gum Arabic production in Nigeria are Acacia Senegal and Acacia seyal. Nigeria is the 2nd largest producer of the crop in the world after Sudan with average production of 20,000 metric tonnes of all grades of Gum Arabic. In the year 2004, world production of Gum Arabic was put at 70,000 metric tonnes while Nigeria's production amounted to 18,935 metric tonnes with export earnings of US$88.08 million.
Harvest: Gum Arabic is harvested during the dry season because during the rainy season, no gum is formed since the trees are in full bloom. The dry season lasts from October to June and the gum is collected every 10 days during this period. After collection, the gum is brought from the farms and stands to villages from there it’s transported to market

Locations: Production of Gum Arabic covers 14 States of the Federation namely Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, Plateau, Adamawa, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Nasarawa and Niger with an estimated population of 4 million Nigerians engaged in its cultivation and trade.

% percentage
Total Ash
Acid Insoluble residue
0.4% max
Tannin Bearing Gums
E. Coli

Uses: Gum Arabic is used as thickener, suspender, emulsifier, stabilizer, flavour carrier, binder and encapsulating material. In addition, it is used in confectionaries, food, beverages, pharmaceuticals and chemical industries.

Export market: The major markets for the product are: Belgium, China, USA, U.K and Japan.

Export Price:
FOB price /MT
Grade I
Grade II
Grade III

Local price: The local price of gum Arabic ranges from about N100,000 in dry season during the harvest to about N250,000/MT in the rainy season, depending location of purchase, the grade and the period during its season.