Exporting information, advice and guidance

Exporting to the EU

The Growth Hub’s guide offers up-to-date information on how to continue exporting to the EU in the new trading environment.

DIT Export Hub

The GREAT.gov.uk trade hub helps businesses to find new markets, gives practical advice and signpost support to secure lucrative contracts. The site acts as a one-stop destination for trade and investment, bringing together and connecting UK businesses, international buyers and international investors. Whether new, occasional or frequent exporters, businesses can take advantage of a suite of tools and exclusive deals on fees or commissions with some of world’s leading online marketplaces.

Export Markets.

View the latest export opportunities from Enterprise Europe Network.

View the export opportunities from Department of International Trade (DIT)

The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will enter in to force from 1st January 2021

Since 2009, the FDEA (Food and Drink exporters Association) has helped hundreds of businesses to grow their exports through expertise, events and international contacts.

Navigating your way through exports can be tricky with new markets, new challenges and changing legislation.  Your issues will not be unique to you.   FDEA members support each other by openly sharing their experiences and knowledge.

If you are interested in joining a membership community of businesses from across the UK food and drink sector, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and in-market experts, please find out more www.ukfdea.com or get in touch

Going Global

Going global is an essential and exciting time for any business here is a 7-step checklist for launching an international business online

Department of International Trade Sell online with the DIT’s e-Exporting programme can help UK companies and brands sell products overseas through online channels.

Reach over 2 billion consumers online around the world Get exclusive deals negotiated on behalf of UK businesses at this online marketplace.

Prepare to sell services overseas, an overview of delivery, marketing and relationship-building for international traders in services.
Prepare to sell services overseas

You can register your business profile for free with DIT who will then promote your business internationally and connect you with overseas buyers Register here

The DIT run a series of events to help businesses with exporting their goods you can see the event schedules here

To find the TAX payable on both imports and exports, check the Trade Tariff here.

Payment methods for exporters, how money reaches you could involve charges or delays DIT have advice on various payment options.

Export products are clasified under the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System also known as the Harmonized System (HS) and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) which are internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify traded products. You can read this layman’s guide to both HS and HTS codes.

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Export Savvy is a web site run by entrepreneurs who have grown their export businesses and has a comprehensive set of resources to help your business expand into overseas markets.

If you are looking for help with funding your export growth then UK Export Finance can help UK exporters by providing guarantees, loans and insurance policies that complement those on offer in the private sector. Also provides guidance on sources of export finance.

Doing business in the U.S. A useful guide for businesses looking to export goods and services to the U.S. Visit Here

Doing business in Australia: The Australian trade and export guide.

ChinaThe China-Britain Business Counil (CBBC) has a diagnostic tool to determine if your business is ready to trade with China.

The British Exporters Association (BExA) is an independent national trade association representing the interests of the export community.BExA seeks to promote the interests of its members and all UK exporters, with a particular focus on trade finance and export credit insurance.

Open to Export offer free webinars and support from the UK export community.

Find out what an Export Licenses  is and if you need to obtain a license. Whether or not you need an export licence for your goods will be determined by 4 factors, the:

  • nature of the goods due to be exported
  • destination concerned
  • ultimate end use of the goods
  • licensability of trade activities

Intellectual property (IP) is territorial and you need to protect it wherever your market is. Learn more about how to Protect your UK intellectual property abroad  with help from the Intellectual Property Office guide.

These IP protection abroad  Country Guides from the Intellectual Property Office provide tailored IP information for key markets throughout the world. They describe the issues you may face with IP infringement, offer advice on how you can effectively tackle these, and provide links to sources of further help.

Subscribe to HEY Export!

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HEY Export! is a free quarterly e-newsletter from the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP)

Subscribe to receive a round-up of all things export, including news, information and insights from across the region, with input from the LEP’s key export delivery partners, DIT and the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.

Regular features will include:

  • Meet the Exporter – showcasing exporting success stories from around the region, including DIT Export Champions.
  • Sector Spotlight – highlighting new sector-specific exporting opportunities
  • Updates on funding streams to support your exporting activities
  • Market Insights – focusing on new and emerging export markets, Free Trade Agreements and niche exporting opportunities specific to the HEY LEP region.
  • A summary of recent and forthcoming export-related events and training webinars

Subscribing to HEY Export! gives you a chance to contribute to the growing export agenda across the region.

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Explore the trade relationship between the UK and the rest of the world in our interactive map.