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Trading overseas can have a huge impact on your business. As a catalyst for growth, export offers additional income streams and access to vast new markets. But it needs careful consideration and preparation.

Support of provided by a wide range of organisation including the Department for International Trade, the Chambers of Commerce and the Enterprise Europe Network.

Banks are another useful source of information and many have hubs providing key information.

Importing is really important for British businesses and UK Transition makes it important that businesses are fully aware of customs and tariff information.



This link shows, at the bottom of the page, the organisations and schemes that provide support with exporting and importing.


This link shows, at the bottom of the page, support information regarding Brexit Transition.

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Internationalisation Fund

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From Monday 14 December 2020 SMEs have been able to apply for co-investment funding from DIT’s new Internationalisation Fund using European Regional Development Funding (ERDF). Companies will be given details of how to apply by their DIT International Trade Adviser (ITA) once they have agreed an export action plan which sets out the proposed activity as a key element to growing their business through international trade.

Videos about trading with the EU

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The linked videos cover what businesses need to know about exports and imports, customs, commodity codes and controlled goods.

The videos cover:
• Exporting And Sending Goods Outside Of The UK
• Importing And Bringing Goods Into The UK
• The Customs Clearance Process
• Commodity Codes
• Controlled Goods

Lloyds Bank - International Portal

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A powerful insight platform, with practical support that helps you trade internationally with your chosen market.



Surrey Chambers of Commerce provides a wide range of export documention services.

Members receive 50% discount on all documentation

Exporting is GREAT

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A National Government portal for business support to help you Start, Grow or Accelerate

Surrey Chambers | International Trade Support

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Surrey Chambers of Commerce is committed to providing the highest quality of support and services to help your business to trade successfully overseas.

Whether you're at the beginning of your export journey, or looking to expand to new markets, our International Trade team are on hand to help with valuable support and guidance, events and training to build your knowledge and put you in front of potential customers and a range of services to benefit your business, whatever you are exporting to whichever country.

Sussex Chamber International Trade Support

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Information pages available on the Sussex Chamber website



All UK exporters will at some point need export documentation. The accredited Chamber is licensed to certify and arrange legalization of export documentation. They will also assist exporters throughout the process of completing the documentation; from choosing the right documentation to ensuring it is correctly filled in.

UK Export Finance

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UK Export Finance is the UK's export credit agency. They help UK exporters by providing insurance to exporters and guarantees to banks to share the risks of providing export finance. In addition, they can make loans to overseas buyers of goods and services from the UK. UK Export Finance is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD).

Department for International Trade (DIT)

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. They provide practical support to UK businesses at home and overseas and help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK.

Through UK Export Finance they help to ensure no viable UK export should fail for lack of finance or insurance.

Surrey Chambers of Commerce

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Surrey is one of the most successful and productive areas for business in the UK. It's a county that embraces innovation and is a fantastic location to run a business.

Commonwealth Trade Platform

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A business and trade platform designed to facilitate trade between the UK and the rest of the Commonwealth

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

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The Enterprise Europe Network programme is an EU/Innovate UK funded programme delivered by 500+ organisations across Europe and beyond that helps SMEs to trade internationally by helping them to develop their ideas and take their innovation into new markets.

Institute Of Export

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Institute of Export can offer your business a unique range of individual and business membership benefits and a world renowned suite of qualifications and training.

COVID - 19 - trading internationally

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This advice is for UK businesses that export or deliver goods and services abroad and have been impacted by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Commodity codes

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This video looks at how to find out the commodity code classification for your goods and why you need to use a commodity code

Controlled goods

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This video looks at the types of goods that are classed as controlled and what to do if you import or export controlled goods

The customs clearance process

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This video looks at the customs process you will need to go through if you are bringing in goods from overseas

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