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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Brexit Transition: Moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland

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The UK has left the EU and new rules now apply. If your business moves goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland act now to keep your goods moving.

SME Brexit Support Fund

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Apply for a grant to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting



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

Members receive 50% discount on all documentation

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.

Webinars and videos for organisations that trade with the EU

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Importing and exporting goods
Trading with the EU
Webinars for moving goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain
Webinars for businesses in Scotland
Webinars for businesses in Wales
Cross-border trade forum

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

Export Academy

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The UK Export Academy from the Department for International Trade (DIT) gives businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world by learning from experts in international trade.

Export Support Service

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If you’re a UK business selling goods or services to Europe, you can contact the UK government export support team by phone or online.



No matter how insightful or exciting the vision for your enterprise may be, it is only ever the getting there which determines your success.

Global Trade Finance

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Flexible working capital for UK exporters is provided by Newable Business Loans.

Unsecured, low interest rate loans up to £150K aimed at enabling a broader range of exporting SMEs to access additional working capital to help them scale – especially those in the service and software industries.

Internationalisation Fund

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Grant funding is available now via the new Internationalisation Fund for eligible businesses in Coast to Capital.

Lloyds Bank - International Portal

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

Exporting is GREAT

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

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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Enterprise Europe Network was launched by the European Commission in 2008 and it is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized (SMEs) with international ambitions. It helps businesses across more than 65 countries worldwide to innovate and grow on an international scale.

Innovate UK EDGE, along with 600 member organisations, brings together over 3,000 business innovation specialists.

Member organisations include:

Innovation support organisations
Universities and research institutes
Technology organisations
Regional development organisations
Chambers of commerce and industry
Innovate UK EDGE builds on the capacity and capability of Enterprise Europe Network experts to understand the local business environment in which they are operating and offer a targeted and tailored service to SMEs to access:
International partnerships – expertise, contacts and events to connect companies with international partners
Advice for international growth – expert advice for growth and expansion into international markets

The Network includes expert groups covering key economic sectors from healthcare to agri-food and from intelligent energy to fashion and textiles.

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

Watch now

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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

The team are here to help. Please use the contact form, leave a voicemail message on 01293 305965 or send an email to with your name, contact details, postcode and support request.

Nasser Elaheebocus

Growth Relationship Associate

Ryan Davies

Growth Hub Team Leader

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

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