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Useful tips and information if you’re looking to start trading abroad

Whether you're starting an import export business, or your existing business is ready to expand overseas, this guide provides insights on some things to consider when starting to export.

Free help to identify new markets

Business Builder is a digital learning tool which allows you to access online courses to help you grow your business. Register now to complete the modules and access events on "Customer Development”. These provide valuable insights when looking to tap into new markets.

More exporting overseas resources

We’ve listed resources that might be of interest to you below, but please note this is not advice or a recommendation. There may be other options available to you and it’s important that you do your own independent research.

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Trade finance

With our expertise in global trade finance, we could help you by improving your cash flow, and gaining control over your imports and exports. See the trade finance options that could be available to you.

Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade also has a lot of useful content for businesses looking to access new markets abroad.

Brexit support

The UK left the EU at the start of 2021. You can find out more and check what you need to do as a business on our Brexit hub.

Business planning and growth

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