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Export & Import

Guides, advice and the latest news on exporting, importing, logistics and shipping for the UK small business. As well as offering practical help on export and import topics, this section contains interviews and case studies with young businesses that have captured the opportunity to enhance their offering to a global status.

What can I do if I don’t want to trade with Russia?

Can your business still trade with Russia, despite sanctions? Should you even be doing business with Russia given the war in Ukraine? 8 steps to ensure your business stays within the law

Export & Import

Export & Import

The essential guide to commodity codes and HS categories

In this guide we’ll look at when and why commodity codes are used, what they look like, and how to find the right one for your needs.

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One year on, Brexit deal gets massive thumbs-down

More than three quarters of small businesses that export to Europe say the EU trade deal has not helped them grow sales

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EU import changes – what’s changing from January 1

Anybody who imports from the EU will have to submit paperwork in advance of goods entering the country from January 1 2022. Here's how you can prepare for EU import changes as Brexit restrictions bite

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Do I need an import licence?

Import licences are needed for goods the Government does not want to come into Britain unmonitored. Find out whether what you’re importing needs an import licence

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Importing from India

India is a natural and growing trading partner for the UK, with the UK government pushing for a full UK/India trade deal. But what steps should you take if you want to import from India right now?

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Import from USA: tips and how-to guide

If you’re thinking of importing from the US to grow your business, there are some things you need to know about the process, and costs involved

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How to import from China to UK

China is the joint number one territory that Britain imports from, accounting for 12% of imports. Here is what you need to do if you want to import from China

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Import from USA: tips and how-to guide

If you’re thinking of importing from the US to grow your business, there are some things you need to know about the process, and costs involved

Export & Import

How to import from China to UK

China is the joint number one territory that Britain imports from, accounting for 12% of imports. Here is what you need to do if you want to import from China

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How to import from the EU

Following Brexit there has been a flurry of new customs rules and regulations and the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) has left many SMEs feeling confused and uncertain. Tom Sommer explains how small businesses can import from the EU

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Import guide: three essential tips and everything you need to know

Getting started on importing can feel like a challenge but it could be a great way to grow your business. This guide can help you make importing a winning strategy, with up-to-date guidance for navigating a post-Brexit world

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Top five tips for SME exporters in a post-Brexit world

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What can I do if an EU customer refuses delivery of goods sold?

With some brands burning EU returns rather than have to pay the cost of reimporting them into Britain, what can a small business do if a European customer refuses delivery?

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience

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Fuel your small business with Uber Eats

This article explains what Uber Eats is and why you should use it for your small business

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The importance of custom and sustainable packaging when growing your brand

Packaging is more than just a pretty face. It’s a brand-builder that sends would be customers clear signals about the things your business stands for. Ambitious brands must get it right or risk being outpaced by the competition

Business management

The role of B2B ecommerce in choosing the right supplier

How Alibaba.com can help you discover new suppliers around the world