How to Start a Rice Dealership Business

Best small business ideasRice is an important primary staple food in many Asian countries especially in the Philippines. Indicating the high demand for this commodity, planning to put up a rice dealership business in your area is a wise choice. There is already an assurance that this business will succeed because buyers are already there. Of course, in any kind of business, conducting a feasibility study is always a crucial step to take. This will assess the economic viability of your proposed business.

Here are some important questions to consider before plunging into this kind of business.

1. Do you have enough capital or budget for your rice dealership business? With at least P60,000 to P100,000 as a starting capital.

2. Do you want to operate as sole proprietorship or corporation? Business registration guide here.

3. Do you have a big and safe storage room for the sacks of rice that will be delivered to you?

4. Do you have a good location for your rice dealership business? Research the area of your target market, the flow of traffic and their buying habits.

5. Do you have lists of rice suppliers in your area? Make sure you have a lists of several suppliers and make a good relationship with them.

6. Do you have necessary equipments like calibrated weighing scales, rice sacks etc., and a service delivery (optional).

7. What varieties of rice do you intend to sell? Make sure to have several varieties of rice, so that your customers will have several options.

8. How will you market your business? This is also an important aspect especially you are new in this kind of business. Make a good marketing strategy and make your business known to your customers. Make a good deal with restaurant owners, hotels, resorts and small carenderias in your place to be their rice supplier.

Here are Some NFA Rice Dealership FAQ

Q: Who are required to secure license from NFA?

A: All persons, natural or juridical, that are engaging or intending to engage in the rice and/or corn business whether commercial or NFA rice/corn.

A: Before the start in any of the business activity enumerated above, the proprietor or operator should first secure a license from NFA. For those already license, businessmen should renew their annual license on any day within their scheduled month allotted by the NFA

A: Application may be filed at the NFA office that has jurisdiction over the location of the principal business of the applicant.

Q: In case we have more than one (1) store/establishment for Rice/Corn business, should all be licensed?

A: Yes, owner/operator should file a license for all outlets at the NFA office where his principal place of business is located. Additional outlets are treated as branches.

A: For new applicants, follow these procedures:

secure application form from the licensing officer upon payment of application fee;

accomplish and file application with complete requirements to the licensing officer who in turn checks the documents and determines corresponding license fee;

pay license fee to the cashier and get copy of official receipt;

prepare the facilities/equipment requirements for inspection by NFA Investigators;

after inspection of establishments, present notice of inspection to licensing officer, official receipt and proof of compliance with deficiencies, if any;

licensing officer issues license if application is found to be in order;

applicants display license in their establishments.

Procedures for renewal applicants:

secure application from licensing officer upon payment of application fee;

accomplish and file application with complete requirements together with previous year s license to the licensing officer;

licensing officer checks completeness of requirements and determines license fee to be paid;

pay license fee to the cashier and present the official receipt to licensing officer;

licensing officer issues renewal sticker and stick it to appropriate portion of the license if application is found to be in order;

applicants display licensing conspicuous place in their establishments.

Q: For New Applicants, how long do we have to wait for the Approval of our License Application?

A: The establishments and facility requirements of new applicants are inspected by NFA Investigators within 20 working days after the filling of their applications. Those inspected are given inspection notices stating the date when they can return to the NFA to show compliance with any deficiency, if any. Otherwise, their notices state the date they can get their license. In all these cases, it should not exceed 20 working days after inspection.

A: Application fee is P50.00 for a single line activity and P100.00 for two activities or more. License fees depend upon capacity of the post harvest equipment used.

A: Documentary and facility requirements depend upon the business activity.

Q: Does the NFA requires only Licensing on Rice/Corn Business Activities?

A: The NFA also require the registration of the following facilities aside from the license on the activities mentioned earlier list.

motor vehicles used or intended to be used in transport/hauling of palay/ rice/corn whether for exclusive use or for hire except public utility vehicles franchised by proper government agencies not principally used for transporting rice/palay/corn;

warehouses,threshers and sellers for own produce;

mechanical dryers for owner s/operators exclusive use;

packaging machines for owner s/operators exclusive use;

institutions/establishments securing their rice/corn requirements from the NFA;

poultry and hog raisers securing byproducts from the NFA;

manufacturers/importers/dealers and distributors of rice/corn post-harvest facilities;

non-operating mills and other post-harvest facilities. In this case, registration is done only once.

Registration is done at the office of the NFA that has jurisdiction over the location of the principal business of the applicant.

Registration fees see separate from that of the license fees.

Q: In the event that I discontinue my business, what should I do with my License/Registration Certificate?

A: Surrender your license/registration certificate to the NFA office that issued it together with a written notice of discontinuance.

Otherwise, in case you reapply, you would be charged with the fees for the entire period that you have not applied for renewal.

Q: What do you mean by Bonded Activities?

A: Bonded activities mean third party stocks are deposited in your facilities, for storage, milling, threshing, corn shelling or mechanical drying. Operators/owners of facilities accepting third party stocks are required to post a bond as well as fire insurance to safeguard the stocks of the third party.



How to Start a Rice Dealership Business

Best small business ideasRice is an important primary staple food in many Asian countries especially in the Philippines. Indicating the high demand for this commodity, planning to put up a rice dealership business in your area is a wise choice. There is already an assurance that this business will succeed because buyers are already there. Of course, in any kind of business, conducting a feasibility study is always a crucial step to take. This will assess the economic viability of your proposed business.

Here are some important questions to consider before plunging into this kind of business.

1. Do you have enough capital or budget for your rice dealership business? With at least P60,000 to P100,000 as a starting capital.

2. Do you want to operate as sole proprietorship or corporation? Business registration guide here.

3. Do you have a big and safe storage room for the sacks of rice that will be delivered to you?

4. Do you have a good location for your rice dealership business? Research the area of your target market, the flow of traffic and their buying habits.

5. Do you have lists of rice suppliers in your area? Make sure you have a lists of several suppliers and make a good relationship with them.

6. Do you have necessary equipments like calibrated weighing scales, rice sacks etc., and a service delivery (optional).

7. What varieties of rice do you intend to sell? Make sure to have several varieties of rice, so that your customers will have several options.

8. How will you market your business? This is also an important aspect especially you are new in this kind of business. Make a good marketing strategy and make your business known to your customers. Make a good deal with restaurant owners, hotels, resorts and small carenderias in your place to be their rice supplier.

Here are Some NFA Rice Dealership FAQ

Q: Who are required to secure license from NFA?

A: All persons, natural or juridical, that are engaging or intending to engage in the rice and/or corn business whether commercial or NFA rice/corn.

A: Before the start in any of the business activity enumerated above, the proprietor or operator should first secure a license from NFA. For those already license, businessmen should renew their annual license on any day within their scheduled month allotted by the NFA

A: Application may be filed at the NFA office that has jurisdiction over the location of the principal business of the applicant.

Q: In case we have more than one (1) store/establishment for Rice/Corn business, should all be licensed?

A: Yes, owner/operator should file a license for all outlets at the NFA office where his principal place of business is located. Additional outlets are treated as branches.

A: For new applicants, follow these procedures:

secure application form from the licensing officer upon payment of application fee;

accomplish and file application with complete requirements to the licensing officer who in turn checks the documents and determines corresponding license fee;

pay license fee to the cashier and get copy of official receipt;

prepare the facilities/equipment requirements for inspection by NFA Investigators;

after inspection of establishments, present notice of inspection to licensing officer, official receipt and proof of compliance with deficiencies, if any;

licensing officer issues license if application is found to be in order;

applicants display license in their establishments.

Procedures for renewal applicants:

secure application from licensing officer upon payment of application fee;

accomplish and file application with complete requirements together with previous year s license to the licensing officer;

licensing officer checks completeness of requirements and determines license fee to be paid;

pay license fee to the cashier and present the official receipt to licensing officer;

licensing officer issues renewal sticker and stick it to appropriate portion of the license if application is found to be in order;

applicants display licensing conspicuous place in their establishments.

Q: For New Applicants, how long do we have to wait for the Approval of our License Application?

A: The establishments and facility requirements of new applicants are inspected by NFA Investigators within 20 working days after the filling of their applications. Those inspected are given inspection notices stating the date when they can return to the NFA to show compliance with any deficiency, if any. Otherwise, their notices state the date they can get their license. In all these cases, it should not exceed 20 working days after inspection.

A: Application fee is P50.00 for a single line activity and P100.00 for two activities or more. License fees depend upon capacity of the post harvest equipment used.

A: Documentary and facility requirements depend upon the business activity.

Q: Does the NFA requires only Licensing on Rice/Corn Business Activities?

A: The NFA also require the registration of the following facilities aside from the license on the activities mentioned earlier list.

motor vehicles used or intended to be used in transport/hauling of palay/ rice/corn whether for exclusive use or for hire except public utility vehicles franchised by proper government agencies not principally used for transporting rice/palay/corn;

warehouses,threshers and sellers for own produce;

mechanical dryers for owner s/operators exclusive use;

packaging machines for owner s/operators exclusive use;

institutions/establishments securing their rice/corn requirements from the NFA;

poultry and hog raisers securing byproducts from the NFA;

manufacturers/importers/dealers and distributors of rice/corn post-harvest facilities;

non-operating mills and other post-harvest facilities. In this case, registration is done only once.

Registration is done at the office of the NFA that has jurisdiction over the location of the principal business of the applicant.

Registration fees see separate from that of the license fees.

Q: In the event that I discontinue my business, what should I do with my License/Registration Certificate?

A: Surrender your license/registration certificate to the NFA office that issued it together with a written notice of discontinuance.

Otherwise, in case you reapply, you would be charged with the fees for the entire period that you have not applied for renewal.

Q: What do you mean by Bonded Activities?

A: Bonded activities mean third party stocks are deposited in your facilities, for storage, milling, threshing, corn shelling or mechanical drying. Operators/owners of facilities accepting third party stocks are required to post a bond as well as fire insurance to safeguard the stocks of the third party.



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    The Conservative candidate for South Thanet has been charged with allegedly overspending in the 2015 General Election campaign.

    Craig Mackinlay, who is running again on 8 June, stands accused under the Representation of the People Act 1983, alongside his election agent Nathan Gray and party activist Marion Little.

    He said he had done nothing wrong and questioned the timing of the decision.

    Other Tory candidates were investigated but no charges were brought.

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: “The Conservative Party continues to believe that these allegations are unfounded.

    “Craig Mackinlay is innocent until proven guilty and he remains our candidate.”

    If found guilty, Mr Mackinlay could face a maximum sentence of one year in prison, BBC Home Affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said.

    Police forces have been investigating whether MPs’ agents should have filed costs for battle bus visits to constituencies under local expenses.

    The Conservative Party said they had been campaigning “across the country for the return of a Conservative government” and, as a result, associated costs were regarded as national and not local expenditure.

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    It added that election laws were confused and unclear and the party was committed to strengthening future electoral laws.

    Mr Mackinlay, who is 50, his agent Nathan Gray, 28, and Marion Little, a party activist, 62, have each been charged with offences under the Representation of the People Act 1983 and are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 4 July 2017.

    In May the CPS announced that no criminal charges would be brought against more than 20 Conservative MPs in connection with the national party’s failure to declare expenses for its battle bus campaigns.

    Investigations were launched after a Channel 4 investigation into election spending.

    Complex rules require parties to disclose national spending separately from the funds used to promote candidates, and separate national and local spending limits apply.

    A statement on Mr Mackinlay’s Facebook page said: “My candidature in South Thanet is entirely unaffected and my campaign continues as before.”

    “I have done nothing wrong and acted honestly and properly whilst a candidate in 2015, as all candidates do, [and] acted upon advice throughout.”

    Mr Mackinlay said it was a “shocking decision” by the CPS.

    He said: “I am very disappointed with the way this has been handled by the CPS and Kent Police and I must question the timing of this decision given that Kent Police confirmed on 18 April that their file had been sent to the CPS to review and make their decision: Why leave this until a few days before the election?”

    Analysis: Helen Catt, BBC South East Today Political Editor

    It may feel like a curve ball this close to polling day, but in electoral terms the decision to charge Craig Mackinlay means no change.

    Postal ballots have already been sent out, the deadline for withdrawing nominations has passed, so there is no choice for the Conservatives to make, even if they wanted to: Craig Mackinlay will be the party’s candidate on the ballot paper in South Thanet.

    If he were to win, he would also be able to take his seat like any other MP; being charged with a criminal offence does not preclude that.

    The Conservative Party could always decide to withdraw the whip, leaving him as an Independent, but that is unlikely in this case.

    Nick Vamos, CPS head of special crime, said Kent Police had handed a file of evidence to it on 18 April and the CPS had asked for further investigation “in advance of the 11 June statutory time limit by when any charges needed to be authorised”.

    He added: “We have concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to authorise charges against three people.”

    The 2015 election saw Mr Mackinlay elected as MP for South Thanet beating Nigel Farage, then UKIP leader, into second place.

    Commenting on the CPS decision, Mr Farage said he was pleased someone had been charged and he predicted the Conservative vote in South Thanet would collapse.

    He said: “I think that constituency will now be a straight fight between UKIP and the Labour Party.”

    Mr Farage also said: “Once again, it is bad judgement from Theresa May.

    “Why on earth would you allow someone to go ahead as General Election candidate when this cloud was clearly hanging over him?”

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Tories’ decision to comment on the case could be seen as “interference” in an independent process.

    He said: “Nobody should be commenting on the details of an ongoing case, the police must be allowed to act independently, to investigate on the basis of any evidence they’ve got and the Crown Prosecution Service must be allowed to make its decision on whether to proceed on a case.

    “I think it is a very bad road when democratically elected politicians start offering a running commentary on independent judicial processes. We have to have total separation of political and judicial powers in this country.”



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