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CHINA-AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT SEALED

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Last 17th of June 2015, the groundbreaking China-Australia Free Trade Agreement also known as ChAFTA was finally signed in Canberra by Australia’s Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng.

This is a another FTA sealed as the months-old FTA in Korea and Japan are doing well in terms of the number of export records they obtained as compared to last year.

This is a monumental event as it will open more opportunities to both countries especially for Australia since majority of its export market in terms of goods and services are coming from China.

Australia’s Trade and investment with China accounts nearly third of its total exports and continues to be a growing source of foreign investment.

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Read the complete article: Landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

On full implementation, ChAFTA is expected to cover 95% of Exported Australian goods to be tariff-free. Australian businesses and households can expect cheaper priced goods from China starting from home furniture, car engines, clothing and electronics, among others.

In the Electronic cigarette and liquid market, while it is not specified on whether the ChAFTA will provide better opportunities to Vapers and the businesses behind it, Australia continues to be a big market to the Vaping industry. In HiLIQ experience alone, sending E-liquid products to Australia has never been an issue.

The sales of nicotine based e-cigarettes are prohibited by Australian Federal Laws. Shops in Australia may only sell ecig with no-nicotine. While the retail sale of Electronic cigarette is illegal, federally, consumers can purchase nicotine-based E-cigarettes/ liquids for their own personal use as long as it is from international online vendors like HiLIQ. Under the Therapeutic Goods Personal Importation Scheme — a consumer is allowed to import up to 3 months supply per delivery and no more than 15 months supply imported over a 12-month period. There will be no GST (Goods and Services Tax) Fee once the order is placed over international supplier and under $1,000 purchase threshold. So, if not all, most of our Australian customers enjoy tax and duty free package delivery with door to door service.

*Check your most recent state laws governing the purchase of E-cigs with nicotine content from international sources as it varies per state and from time to time.

You may wanna read more: Importation Rules Per Country That You Must Know

HiLIQ continuous to be a dependable supplier of Electronic Cigarette Juices solutions to Australia even before the ChAFTA became a done deal. With this historic move of the two countries, it will unlock substantial benefits we will enjoy in the future.

HiLIQ will persistently commit to a 100% customer satisfaction thru product quality, pricing, service and international export delivery.

Photo credit to: Australia Government DFAT website

Top Five Vaping Info-graphics you need to see today!

We’ve gathered 5 of the most interesting and fully-loaded info-graphics that are buzzing the online mainstream. These are made to present fun facts and benefits of Vaping in contrast with Traditional Smoking.

Let’s see and learn from these materials. They’re just worth the share!

1. Talking about Effects on Health using Cigarette VS. web speed E-Cigarette. 

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2. Showing the far difference of Smoking to Vaping in terms of Chemical Composition.

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3. Presenting a full round-up of the Electronic Cigarette advantages as compared to Traditional Cigarettes.

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4. Just getting all the real benefits from Vaping not just for yourself but for others.

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5. Expect real good results over a bounded timeline when you finally stopped smoking then switched to Vaping.

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There are many ways on how we can present the real score and advantages of using Electronic Cigarettes than Traditional Cigarettes . These info-graphic are just few of the materials which can present that the Vaping benefits are real, large-scale and attainable.

Photos used are not owned by HiLIQ. These are found online. Credit to all owners of the photos.

PULSE: Is Government Banning Vaping or Promoting it instead?

The target of this article is to show the economic aspect of the tobacco business in the UK in particular and in the World in general. As we know most of the biggest tobacco companies are state-owned as the sales profit and taxes are related.

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For now, we are going to focus on UK market in this article to give you a prime view of the challenges that is waiting for the Vaping industry. We have seen many studies with conflicting write-ups about the advantages and disadvantages of Vaping. Even though we all agree that the E-Cigarette is safer than the conventional cigarette at some point but many think that it is too early to say if the E-Cigarette is harmless for our Health. The truth is there’s no guaranteed safe for anything as long as we over use it. Even water can kill. However, what we already know is that, at least Vaping in so many ways, is a cleaner, healthier and better option compared with the traditional smokes. Now, it is not anymore the issue of being safe or not but actually how it is relevant with the nation’s economy and how it can serve our politicians’ pathway.

We can see valid figures and how it is purely economic as I try to demonstrate with the report below:

TAX REVENUE FROM TOBACCO IN THE UK

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From 1990 to 2013 the taxes from tobacco reached 220.3 Billion (That’s free money raised from an average of 100 thousands death/year×20 =2 million so 110150£ generated by each death)

Only for the year 2011, the tobacco tax revenue reached 9.5Billion£ as shown in this WHO (World Health Organization) report

It is good to note as well the significant movement per year of the Electronic Cigarette industry and the general move upwards indicating a growing and fighting market amidst continuous debates and scrutiny. The e-cigarette sales are predicted to pass traditional cigarette sales by 2047, report says.

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It has never been about health but always about Economy. We should expect more taxes and regulations in the coming years — These regulations all begun with the first step of categorizing E-cigarette as tobacco product in many countries. This means to keep the E-Cigarette with the same state as the regular smokes.
And yes, we don’t expect them to entirely ban E-cigarette as it is too lucrative business. In fact, it seems like the government are helping promoting it through those measures taken or willing to take. It’s all part of the process in building a brand. color table They want the topic to be discussed everywhere and the more people knows about it, the more it can generate sales profit and tax income for them to benefit from.

It is a fact that Tobacco is harmful but still the exposure and sale around the globe is made possible by them. Moral of the story is for people like you and me while the profit from all these goes to the states and state-men.

You may wonder why? It’s that simple, just because the E-cigarette is not as popular as Tobacco the same aspect that goes to its advantages toward revenues. So until such time that the Vaping industry can earn as big as the Tobacco industry, we can see a stable and fair treatment to both. Moreso, until people are more than welcome to die and scared Vapers can still worry about stylish and socially fashionable electronic cigarette tools and gadgets while the tobacco companies keep their investment on promoting discretely the tobacco and usage of natural pure nicotine on E-liquid obtained from tobacco plant itself — we can see both sellers on electronic cigarettes and conventional cigarettes can keep the individual business growth and benefit from it.

Whichever the way towards the line, We at HiLIQ continue to stand with the Vapers in the brigade for a better smoking lifestyle.

Share your pulse and your current stand on this subject. Contribute your opinion and let’s make a discussing  (while vaping) community.

IMPORTATION RULES PER COUNTRY THAT YOU MUST KNOW

Importation rules vary from country to country as the legal status of E-cigarette and E-liquids are currently pending in many countries worldwide due to several reasons that we may or may not agree. However, it is good to note that Vaping is still active and growing amidst on-going government approval, long-standing debates and general public scrutiny.

While buying on local stores can help avoid delivery and customs issues, oversea-online-shopping can also be a total convenience once done correctly with the right brand and information.

HiLIQ, as direct supplier brand delivering to over 160 countries worldwide has collected information of the legal status and importation rules per special country that one should keep in mind before buying.

In order for our clients to exactly know our current abilities in delivering to these special countries, we share our current experience as classified below:

Broad Experience                           Moderate Experience                        Limited Experience

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United States: Broad Experience

Regulation profiles vary per state. The sell, use and advertisement of Electronic cigarettes are federally permitted but individual states have had their own restrictions. As of July 2014, 44 states had planned or enacted 74 regulations addressing e-cigarettes, electronic smoking devices, or vapor products.

While all this remain confusing to US buyers, HiLIQ still consider US as one of the biggest market to import E-liquids overseas and speaking on behalf of our experience, US buyers can still products from us without problem.

Canada: Broad Experience

Unlike US, Canada seem to have a firm stand on E-cigarettes and E-liquid as it posed a strict ban on it on importation. Canadian Customs and Health Canada officials has the right to confiscate all e-liquids (Nicotine and non-nicotine) being imported over their border.

In general, the use of E-cigarette and E-liquid in CA is legal but importation takes a hard time. If you want supplies, the local store will be your best way. On the other hand, if you are really considering an oversea-import, HiLIQ has extensive and broad experience.

Europe: Broad Experience

European countries are very particular with declaration of ingredients in bottles, warning labels and general packaging of the product. The European Parliament approved last February of 2014 regulations for tobacco products which Electronic cigarettes are including as classified. The new regulation includes forbidding of E-cig advertisement, limiting nicotine concentration, limiting of liquid bottle volume to be sold and requiring child-proof and tamper proof bottles package among others. Cross-border distance sales will not be banned at EU-level, but individual Member States may choose to ban such sales. So far, HiLIQ is able to deliver to EU union as the import, sale and use is permitted in general. Let’s see how each country in EU status.

Austria: Moderate Experience — Catridges / E-liquids with Nicotine containing cartriges are considered as medicinal products and E-cigarettes are classified as a medical device.
Bulgaria: Moderate Experience: Sale and Use of E-cig is legal as well as the sale of liquids with nicotine. No Specific Regulation from Europe.
Czech Republic: Moderate Experience — Use is legal but sale is regulated the same way with conventional smokes. Online sale is said to be illegal due to impossibility to confirm buyers’ age but this rule is not imposed strictly and many E-shops has been around.
Denmark: Broad Experience — E-liquid with Nicotine is considered Medicinal Products. Authorization is required.
Estonia: Limited Experience — Previously had E-cig ban by the Estonian State Agency of Medicines but was overturned in court on 7 March 2013.Now. Only low nicotine is allowed.
Finland: Broad Experience — No E-cig/E-liq adverstisement but non-nicotine E-liquid can still be sold. Importation overseas is allowed for 3 months supply.
France: Broad Experience — Use and Importation is allowed. Nicotine levels should be low or 0. 20mg/ml and higher need medical advice or special permit.
Germany: Broad Experience — the sale and use of electronic cigarettes are legal.
Hungary: Moderate Experience — Sale and use of electronic cigarettes are legal but liquids with nicotine is illegal.
Ireland: Broad Experience — Sale and use of electronic cigarettes are legal.
Italy: Broad Experience — Import and use is legal but strictly for adult use only.
Latvia: Limited Experience — E-cigarettes and E-liquids are legal.
Lithuania: Limited Experience — E-cigarettes and E-liquids are legal.
Netherlands: Moderate Experience — Use and sale of electronic cigarettes is allowed, advertising is restricted.
Norway: Moderate Experience — Sale and use of electronic cigarettes are legal, but E-liquid nicotine should be only purchase in EEA member states like UK.
In Poland: Moderate Experience — the sale and use of electronic cigarettes are legal.
In Portugal: Moderate Experience — E-liquid with nicotine it is restricted, without nicotine it is not regulated.
In Romania: Moderate Experience — Use of electronic cigarettes are legal however it is a courtesy rule not to sell it to minors.
Switzerland: Broad Experience — Non-nicotine E-liquid is legal. Importation is allowed and as of December 2011, the tobacco tax does not apply to e-cigarettes and respective liquids containing nicotine.
Turkey: Moderate Experience — E-cigs and E-liquids are legal but is supervised. Can’t be sold to minors and prohibited to use indoors.
United Kingdom: Broad Experience — Use, sale and advertising of electronic cigarettes and e-liquids are legal and is covered by smoking bans. Strictly for adult use only.

Australia: Broad Experience

The sales of nicotine based e-cigarettes are prohibited by Australian Federal Laws. Shops in Australia may only sell ecig with no-nicotine. While the retail sale of E-cig is illegal, federally, consumers can purchase nicotine-based E-cigarettes/ liquids for their own personal use as long as it is from international online vendors like HiLIQ. Under the Therapeutic Goods Personal Importation Sheme — a consumer is allowed to import up to 3 months supply per delivery and no more than 15 months supply imported over a 12-month period. There will be no GST (Goods and Services Tax) Fee once the order is placed over international supplier and under $1000 purchase threshold. So, if not all, most of our Australian customers enjoy tax and duty free package delivery with door to door service.

*Check your most recent state laws governing the purchase of E-cigs with nicotine content from international sources as it varies per state and from time to time.

New Zealand: Broad Experience — Unlike in Australia, the nearby county, New Zealand got their E-cigarette and E-liquids regulated. E-liquids with Nicotine are considered medicinal products while E-cigarette is considered as medical device

ASIA: Broad Experience
In general, Asia is starting to follow US and EU standard and rules. E-cigarette and E-liquid are mostly accepted and is only dedicated for adult use but individual countries in Asia has set their own restrictions on sale, use, advertisement and importation.

Korea: Broad Experience — The sale and use and importation of non-nicotine e-liquids are allowed but there is corresponding tax when nicotine is imported.
Japan: Broad Experience — The sale, use and import is allowed.
Thailand: Broad Experience — The sales and use is regulated. Import on E-liquids with nicotine is upon discretion of customs and may pay tax.
Malaysia: Broad Experience — The sales and use is regulated. Import on E-liquids with nicotine is upon discretion of customs and may pay tax.

There are other countries which we deliver to, thus this document needs continuous update. Place new information and rules relative to this in the comment section below and together, let’s build a closer and more possible vaping community for everybody.

VapeSighted: Celebrities and their E-cigarettes

Vaping has been around for about 12 years and have evolved significantly since its conception way back then. People who got involve in this smoking lifestyle run around from all walks of life. Even celebrities are getting into the good things Vaping is promising. May it be for cigarette craving remedy, pleasure solution or social aid, one thing is for sure, people have found answers in Vaping.

Let’s have a look on a gallery where in E-cigarette is present and enjoyed by famous celebrities.

Please click on the info button at the topmost right of the gallery to view the celebrity’s name and background description.

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Celebrities spotted with their vapes!

[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_bria.png]14090Bria Murphy
Bria Murphy, Model and an actress who will star in the 2015 movie, conflict of interest. The daughter of Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell Murphy was seen using a Vape pen.
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_bruno-mars.png]11310Bruno Mars
American singer, songwriter, record producer and choreographer, Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is on his Ecig.
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_john-cusack.jpg]10010John Cusack
He played various characters in many movies such as Serendipity, Shanghai and Hot tub machine. John Paul Cusack loves to vape!
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_johnny-depp.png]9340Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp, regarded as one of the world's biggest movie stars is chilling on a book with his vape!
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_katherine-heigl.png]9230Katherine Heigl
American actress, film producer and former fashion model, Katherine Heigl who’s Famous in her portrayal for several roles in movies and prime-time series is considered a vape lover since then.
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_katy-perry.jpg]8900Katy Perry
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)". Katy Perry didn’t forget to Vape on her free time!
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_lady-gaga.png]8540Lady Gaga
"Just Dance" and "Poker Face", “Born This way”. Fans just love Lady Gaga the same way she loves her e-cig!
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_leonardo-vaping.jpg]9970Leonardo Di Carpio
Famous Titanic Actor, Leonardo Di Carpio has been one of the pioneering celebrities to use E-cigarette.
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_lindsay-lohan.png]8050Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is an American actress, model, and singer. She star in The parent trap, Just my luck and Mean Girls and has been in love with e-cigarettes!
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_michele-rodriquez.png]7680Michelle Rodriguez
Fresh from the 2015 movie Fast and Furious 7, Michelle Rodriguez takes her Vapes in the beach, the park and the work!
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_norman-reddus.png]7810Norman Mark Reedus
Norman Mark Reedus or also known as Daryl Dixon from the hit series walking death is a Certified Vape lover! 
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_paris-hilton.png]7381Paris hilton
American Socialite, famous model and singer, Paris hilton has been spotted carrying disposable e-cig many times already.
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_robert-pattinson.png]7321Robert Pattinson
Vampires do vape as the Famous Hunk Vampire, Robert Pattinson, the Edward Cullen of the Movie Series, Twilight has been spotted with e-cig!
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_samuel-jackson.png]7640Samuel Jackson
Samuel Jackson who’s highly prolific actor, appearing in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995),  Snakes on a Plane (2006) and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe got a big Vape tool he dearly love!
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_willie-nelson.png]7280Willie Hugh Nelson
Willie Hugh Nelson, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist just shown his big Vape tool!
[img src=https://blog.hiliq.com/wp-content/flagallery/0619/thumbs/thumbs_zac-efron.jpg]7120Zac Efron
Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron known as a teen idol after his lead roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical was seen Vaping in a car with Friend.

 

These are only few of the spotted famous personalities in the entertainment and media industry who have come to love Vaping the same way we all fell in love with it. The community is wide and it’s becoming bigger as the E-cigarette and E-liquid market continuously innovates products for an even more advanced market, all for Vapers’ benefits.

Still a lot of celebrity vape enthusiasts out there, if you come to spot one of them, feel free to comment and add their pics on this gallery!

GUIDE: Picking the Right Flavor Perfect to your Taste

While taste is subjected to personal preference and flavor selection depends mainly on individual tongue’s palate, finding the perfect e-liquids for us can be done through tailoring down our choices to major categories then to taste groups then finally to specific flavors.

*Categories: Fruit, Tobacco, Menthol Blended, Herbs and Beverage
*Taste Group: Sweet, Tangy, Citrus, Tarty, Light and Heavy flavor notes
*Specific Flavors: As shown in each category below

Fruity Flavors

If you are into the sweet, citrusy, tangy and tarty flavor notes, light on the taste buds and generally smooth in the inhale and exhale, then you may consider yourself as a fruit Vaper.

Fruity Flavors

Double Flavors
Tobacco Flavors

If your taste buds is hungry for bold, exotic and weighty flavor tastes and have the passion for bittersweet and fine yet sharp backnotes, you should consider Tobacco choices on your top list.

Tobacco Flavors

You may wanna read: HiLIQ’s Big Four Ingredients

Menthol Blended Flavors

If you are looking for something that can cool you down yet fire up your sense of clarity, something that is fresh and clean combined with some sugary and tangerine palate jots from other categories, you gotta be into Menthol blended flavors.

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Food and Beverage

If you are craving with that velvety, creamy and delectable flavor lines, basically thick and flavorful on the taste buds with satisfying finishes, you can count on the Food and beverage or Dessert category.

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All of these are only basic guides on choosing the flavors that suit our appetite for Vaping. Generally, something that makes us drool and crave is worthy to acquire and try. Rediscover your most favorite today and try as many HiLIQ flavors as you can. Each bottles are made to satisfy.

Comment down which Flavor/s you are into and get a chance to have it for free!

The Big Four – HiLIQ’s E-liquid Ingredients

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Since the conception of E-cigarette and E-liquid way back 2003 by a Chinese Pharmacist named Hon Lik, the product has come a long way seizing a lot of markets worldwide, capturing cigarette users in all classes and snatching substantial numbers of pro and anti-fans.

E-cigarette is another by-product of technology’s global advancement. It is created not to help cessate the use of cigarette products but to offer users an alternative way of smoking without the tar, the ashes and the possible burns and second hand smoking. cirrus cloud . Benefits are countless with Vaping but it takes only 4 ingredients – a finger countable materials to get going compared to the over 4,000 materials found in Cigarette products.

We know you are conscious on what you are putting into your body, so let’s get to know more on what you are actually inhaling when you buy HiLIQ’s Pre-mixed E-liquids.

The Big Four*HiLIQ Premixed Nicotine E-liquid uses 99.9% Pure Nicotine concentration for finer and clearer taste. Clients can expect the best tasting nicotine and non-nicotine vape juices from HiLIQ

 

Safety Quality goes on board with Taste Quality when we hand-over fresh handcrafted pre-mixed E-Liquid to our Global Clientele. It is a must that we, ourselves can be free of any harm with the ingredients that use as a brand provider and inhale as the end-users as well.

Now that you know the Big Four that HiLIQ uses in its everyday E-liquid production, might as well help other users to be informed. Vaping amidst being significantly young has been getting a lot of support globally not only from Vapers but also from many communities who believe on its purpose. This makes the market and the community a caring ground with continued progress to behold.

 

Supplement links:

(VG) http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-is-vegetable-glycerin/ (PG) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propylene_glycol (Nicotine) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/15/nicotine-in-vegetables_n_1597087.html (HiLIQFlavors) http://www.hiliq.com/masterpiece-page

HiLIQ — Where Communication Matters.

Quality, Price, Stability — These are just 3 key factors, among of the many, why vendors are staying and trusting a supplier brand amidst the vastness of the E-cigarette and E-liquid market.

The Vaping industry is wide yet limited. While there are numerous vendors, both offline and online, offering relative services to the vaping community to enjoy, there are only limited sources where they can get what they need all at once with the promise of Quality and Affordability. HiLIQ comes into the scenario to offer vendors what actually matters in the business. E-liquid content, solutions, accessories and other supplies – Name it and HiLIQ can professionally provide.

It happens easy as HiLIQ administers the most convenient way of communication. It’s the Human Connection. A business to business, people to people communication that transcends plans into reality.

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Here are several ways on how HiLIQ can actively communicate to you!

TOLL FREE CALL

Give us a ring and we’ll listen to help you out. Your voice is important, one call means one love! Our call center is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 8:30AM – 5:15PM APT.

LIVE CHAT

Talk to us, live. Make conversations out of your favorite juice or tell stories about your smoking neighbor nearby or ask product details of the items you like to order. Let us know all of them and be friends.

TICKETS

Contact forms are available anywhere in the site, so feel free to drop your information for us to reach you. We’ll go straight ahead to your needs and help you get it done.

SERVICE EMAILS

We’re not online? Send all your queries and request delivered to our service mail boxes and expect a response in the soonest possible time.

SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY

Drop some comments or message on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instragram and Google+ and we’ll make sure you’ll get noticed. Together let’s spread the vaping love in the social media community!

ACCOUNT MANAGERS

HiLIQ prides itself for having proficient and professional account managers willing to share their experience and expertise to your business. English, Korean, Flamish, French, Japanese and Chinese speakers are in so you can comfortably talk and depend on them!

When communication is valued, there’s a headway. HiLIQ is the Supplier brand where the element of communication is highly regarded – and it does make a big difference.

Choose HiLIQ and rediscover a partnership of forever.