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australian iron ore how can i get real supplier

Hello , i have this question for you , how does Australians get to sell our own iron ore and coking coal , when it is only sold to a select few in China , and not by Australians from there own country, How does the small business person get a chance to sell these products , when they won't sell it to us in Australia. I have been trying to get real supplier for these products for 4 years now , and still the mines wont sell to there own first.not fair on small business person trying to buy the products produced in there own country's Why is it that only the select privileged people always get these products, what happened to a fair go for all. Not true!! Thanks, Colleen Bennett

Posted on 2013-02-14 23:26:39

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Colleen, I agree it's a huge pain. It seems that the big corps are buying before anyone else get's a chance. I was in India a few months back and spoke with a company who specifically wanted Australian coking coal in huge quantities but at a specific price. As with all deals in India this was of course at the lowest price possible, negotiation is a huge part of the deal. I could get close to this price and quantities no problem with companies in China, however when I was in Australia talking to mining companies they couldn't even supply the quantities required as most of what they had was pre-sold and the cost of the rest was horrendous (and these were huge mines). So I just forgot about it. But yeah a fair deal would be cool, but this is business and that's just what we have to put up with.

2013-02-14 23:26:39