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Exporting Community resources

Key resources for Exporting Community members.

 

Starting exporting

Get help to sell online worldwide

The Department of International Trade (DIT) can help you export your products to consumers around the world through online marketplaces.

How to create an export plan

Department for International Trade (DIT) advice on how to write a business plan for exporting.

Financing

UK Export Finance

Guidance and news from the government department whose mission 'is to ensure no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance from the private sector.'

Direct Lending Facility

Find out about the Department for International Trade (DIT) Direct Lending Facility: its benefits, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Export Insurance Policy

Find out about the Department for International Trade (DIT) Export Insurance Policy: its benefits, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Export Working Capital Scheme

Find out about the Department for International Trade (DIT) Export Working Capital Scheme: its benefits, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

SME grants available

Applications are now open for UK businesses to apply for grants from the DIT of up to £2,500 to attend international trade shows

Customs processes

Brexit checklist

Read our quick-start guide, outlining a variety of areas that could impact your business post Brexit, to help you prepare for when the transition period has ended.

Market Access Map

Tool that allows you to identify customs tariffs, tariff rate quotas, trade remedies, regulatory requirements and preferential regimes applicable to your product. Includes a library of 400+ trade agreements. Funded by the EU and GRIPS.

Changes to retail exports and duty-free shopping

17 September 2020: Duty-free shops will return from 1 January 2021, but international visitors to Great Britain will no longer be able to buy and take with them tax-free purchases from other retailers in the country as the VAT retail export scheme is scrapped.

Tax

Changes to retail exports and duty-free shopping

17 September 2020: Duty-free shops will return from 1 January 2021, but international visitors to Great Britain will no longer be able to buy and take with them tax-free purchases from other retailers in the country as the VAT retail export scheme is scrapped.

UK VAT implications of Brexit

In the event that the UK reaches no agreement after the end of the transition period, the UK Government has indicated that there will be a number of changes to the VAT rules, which we summarise. Join ICAEW's Tax Faculty for more guidance and Know-How content.

Become an export advocate

Become an Export Advocate

The Department for International Trade’s Exporting is GREAT campaign aims to spark a movement around the UK of companies selling their products and services overseas.

External resources

Check, Change, Go - Prepare your business for the end of the transition period

The UK has left the EU and is leaving the EU single market and customs union. The end of the transition period will affect businesses and you should take action now to prepare for guaranteed changes and new rules from January 2021. To support business preparations the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting free webinars to help you check the new rules and understand the actions to take.

Trade tariffs

Tool from the UK Government to look up commodity codes, duty and VAT rates.