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Export rules and regulations

Use our selection of briefings, books, articles, links and guides to find more information on export rules and regulations

Exporting to...

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides a comprehensive collection of pages on exporting to over 150 countries. See also the library pages on Doing business in....

Useful links

Market Access Database
The Market Access Database is an interactive, free online service from the European Commission with information for more than 100 countries on:

  • import tariffs and internal taxes
  • import formalities (e.g. customs procedures and requirements) with sample forms
  • trade barriers

It covers both exporting to the EU and exporting from the EU.

Import and export procedures
A dedicated section of the Government website focused on export procedures including information on licenses and special rules, trade tariff codes, duty and VAT rates, and financial sanctions. Part of the larger Exporting and doing business abroad section of the Government website.

Export Control Organisation
Information from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on export licences, including links to SPIRE, the website for the online export licence applications.

Dispatching your goods within the EU
A guide to what is involved in selling or dispatching goods to EU member states from HM Revenue & Customs.

Incoterms® rules
Terms of trade for the sale for the sale of goods developed by the International Chamber of Commerce. The full rules are available to purchase from the ICC site, but the introduction is freely available. An updated version of the rules are due to be published in 2020.

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Articles and books in the Library collection

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.

You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.

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