Importing and exporting

Importing and exporting can present exciting new business opportunities, from opening up new markets to sourcing unique or cheaper supplies.

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Importing and exporting - overview

Importing and exporting can present exciting new business opportunities, from opening up new markets to sourcing unique or cheaper supplies.

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Understand legal issues for exporters

Licensing issues, restrictions, taxes and different product standards can all trip you up when exporting. Our overview of what you need to consider.

Shipping crane at docks - Apply online for an export licence
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Export licence application

Apply online for a Standard Individual Export Licence, and find out more information on when you need to apply and the documentation you will need.

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Select and negotiate with suppliers

The right suppliers will make a big difference to the cost and quality of your products and services. How to choose suppliers and get the right deal.