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Preparing to export

Exporting can extend your market, boost your turnover and prevent you having too great a dependence on your UK-based customers. But it isn't always an easy option. Starting to export poses a whole new set of challenges, from identifying promising markets and customers to ensuring that you can fulfil your export contracts. Developing new export markets takes time and money.

A planned approach helps you to identify the best opportunities. It ensures that you understand what's involved, and have the resources and skills you need.

This guide contains basic information. For additional basic information see our section on export basics. For intermediate and detailed guidance see our section on practical exporting.

Use our interactive tool to identify export opportunities in your target country.

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Introduction

 

Understand the challenges of exporting

 

Assess your skills and resources for exporting

 

Assess export market opportunities

 

Choose which export markets to enter

 

Plan your export market entry strategy

 

Manage export contracts and logistics

 

Use the right export support services

 

Review your export readiness