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Global Trade Community external resources

External resources for Global Trade Community members.

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

Workcast 06-10-2020

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

HM Government 03-11-2020

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

UK trade agreements with non-EU countries

HM Government 29-01-2020

Access the signed trade agreements and mutual recognition agreements for non-EU countries and trading blocs expected to take effect when existing EU trade agreements no longer apply to the UK, from 1 January 2021. Updated regularly as discussions progress.

Expert advice on exporting

HM Government 13-07-2020

Advice on how to expand a business overseas covering topics ranging from creating an export plan to managing payment for export orders.

How to create an export plan

HM Government 17-10-2019

Advice on what to include in a well structured business plan for exporting that will show banks, investors or partners that you are serious and have realistic and achievable goals. Published as part of the Exporting is Great website.

Brexit: new rules are here

HM Government 01-01-2021

New rules apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family.

Find an export market

HM Government 03-11-2020

Advice on how to research and understand export markets; visit markets to carry out research; and use trade shows to access customers, analyse the competition and assess demand.

Market Access Map

International Trade Centre 03-11-2020

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.