SITPRO Simplifying International Trade

Trading Advice Exporting

Please feel free to print as many of the following briefings as you require. They are all available in webpage and pdf versions:

Getting Started in International Trade
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This briefing is for companies, especially SMEs (small to medium sized enterprises) that are looking to expand your business or searching for new markets. It aims to help you take the first steps in the export process and exploit the opportunities of international trading. In a simple checklist format, it gives you important information about developing an export strategy, the business issues you need to consider and where to go for help.

Supplying Goods to Customers in the European Union
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This briefing is about supplying goods from the UK to a customer in any of the Member States of the European Union (EU). It gives you important information about: how VAT is charged and accounted for on goods moving between Member States, the system for collecting EU trade statistics and what commercial documentation should be used.

Exporting Goods from the UK
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This briefing is about exporting goods from the UK to a customer in any country that is not a member state of the European Union (EU). It gives basic information about: best practice when dealing with contract and payment issues with your trading partner, commercial documentary requirements involving international movements of goods and official export requirements.

Temporary Exportation from the UK
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This briefing gives information about two simplified procedures that allow you to temporarily export goods with the minimum of customs formalities.

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