Whether you’re searching for new market opportunities, preparing your customs paperwork, or looking to grow with trade finance, we’re supporting small businesses to trade internationally. Get ready to expand overseas with the help of expert resources and guidance.
New to trading internationally? Learn the basics with our resources on importing, exporting and doing business overseas, including the new rules for trading with the EU.
Sending your products across the world or importing materials from suppliers overseas? From customs declarations to classifying goods, find out what you need to know about the process.
Received your first export order? Lesley Batchelor OBE, COO of Open Borders Direct, explains what you need to consider and how you can access additional support.
Getting ready to go global and expand your business internationally? Bridgehead International Agency share the key things your small business should remember when preparing to break into overseas markets.
Small business stories
Go behind the scenes with small business owners and FSB members who are doing business overseas and shipping their products across the world.
After struggling to change his bike's tyres, Kevin Baker invented Tyre Glider, an innovative solution to a common frustration for cyclists. Originally inspired by opening a can of tuna, the Welsh entrepreneur has since taken the product to global markets including the USA and Japan.
Bruce Jones takes us behind the scenes at award-winning beverage cans and packaging manufacturer OEE Container Technology Limited, based in Carlisle, Cumbria.
We went behind the scenes at SamosaCo, a family-run business based in Pontyclun, South Wales. FSB member Tee Sandhu tells us more about how the samosas his parents made in their grocery store in Toronto grew into the business they run today.
From recruiting talent from abroad to understanding Northern Ireland’s trading relationship with the EU, you’ll find even more support and guidance.
Learn about how you can protect data and your business when trading internationally and the legislation you need to follow.
The UK has completed its transition period and is no longer part of the European Union. If you hire staff from outside the UK there are extra steps you need to take.
Northern Ireland has a different trading relationship with the EU. Find support for trading internationally from NI Business Info, including understanding legal responsibilities, finding opportunities and export training.
Support from the Department for Business and Trade
You can access more guides, tools and help from international trade advisors through the UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade. Need additional help with exporting? Get in touch with an expert international trade adviser for in-depth support.