Export and New Markets

Are you considering exporting your products and services? Find support services available to your business, providing the opportunity to sell worldwide.

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Department for International Trade (DTI)

The DTI is the Government's main source of international trade advice.  They provide support to companies who want to grow their business overseas. For further information visit theDTI website.


Below are various links that can be found on the Gov.UK site that will give you  further information on Exporting/Importing and what you can do between now and after the 1st January 2020.  

The UK transition: time is running out.  There are new rules for businesses and citizens from 1 January 2021.  Your business, family, and personal circumstances will be affected. Answer a few questions to get a personalised list of actions. You can also sign up for emails to get updates for what you need to do.  At the bottom of this linked page you will find further information regarding the transition period.Transition & Beyond  

Get an EORI number

You need an EORI number to move goods between the UK and non-EU countries.

If you do not have one, you may have increased costs and delays. For example, if HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) cannot clear your goods you may have to pay storage fees. Further information is available on theEORI website.

Trade agreements from 1 January 2021

After 31 December 2020, EU trade agreements will not apply to the UK.

The UK is seeking to reproduce the effects of existing EU agreements for when they no longer apply to the UK.  This will ensure continuity of trading arrangements for UK businesses.

If we do not reproduce the effects of an existing EU agreement, trade with other World Trade Organization (WTO) members will take place World Trade Organization Terms when EU trade agreements cease to apply to the UK. Find out more about Trading under WTO rules.

Trade agreements that have been signed

Agreements with the following countries and trading blocs are expected to take effect when existing EU trade agreements no longer apply to the UK, from 1 January 2021.  Trade Agreements to Non-EU Countries UK Trade Agreements with Non EU Countries

Structuring your business from 1 January 2021

How cross border business operations and European specific corporate entities will be affected from 1 January 2021.Structuring your business post 2021 online information

Using personal data in your business or other organisation after the transition period

What action you need to take regarding data protection and data flows with the EU/EEA after the end of the transition period.Online information about Your Business and GDPR after January 2021

Last updated: 08/06/2021 12:25:43