When you start exporting the procedures you will need to follow will depend on the type of product or service that you are selling as well as your customer's location.
If your business is considering exporting goods, you will need to check if you need an export licence.
All UK businesses must declare any exports to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to ensure that any import VAT, duty, excise or levies due on them are collected.
Choosing the most suitable mode of transport and getting the documentation right is essential to ensure your import or export operation is efficient and cost-effective.
Making sure that you can finance the contract, manage currency and get paid are key issues for all exporters.
Helping businesses like yours
Interested in exporting but don't know where to start? Check out the introductory and intermediate export courses on the Business Online Support Service (BOSS).
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