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Export strategy

eBooks, guides and useful links for export strategy including marketing and logistics.


The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Conducting marketing research for international business

A practical guide to expanding into foreign markets, written from a US perspective.

Doing business in China (4th edition)

This title offers business-people a theoretical framework for the understanding of business practices, markets, negotiations, organizations, networks and the Chinese business context.

Doing business in India: the PESTEL framework

Examines India's position in global business. Highlights case studies of foreign businesses which have achieved success in India despite the tough market.

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Exporting is GREAT
Free export guidance and support from the UK Government, including guidance in the following areas:

The website are also has market guides on high potential sectors and world regions. 

The Services section has the following:

Atom Content Marketing guides

Useful links

Information from the European Commission on exporting to or from the European Union.

British Exporters Association (BExA)
Independent national trade association representing the interests of the export community. BExA produces a series of guides to assist UK exporters which are available through their publications section.

Make the UK an exporting superpower
Information on the CBI's export campaign

Exporting and doing business abroad
GOV.UK guide covering export basics and practicalities, licences, regulations, payments and reliefs.

Institute of Export and International Trade
Membership body established in 1935 to support the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade.

Department for International Trade
Government organisation that sets out services to support UK exporters and overseas enterprises investigating locating in the UK. The site provides news, reports, information on industry sectors and countries, contacts and listings of events.

Tradeshow Access Program (TAP)
The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) provides funding in the form of grants for eligible businesses to attend overseas trade shows.

UK Trade Info
A website managed by the HMRC Trade Statistics Unit, offering comprehensive data on UK imports and exports, EU trade statistics, code and guides, bulletins and factsheets. A selection of useful tables and tools are available through the website, including an interactive database of overseas trade statistics. This enables users to build their own tables of import/export data by industry and country/region.

World Trade Organisation
The website offers a large trade topics gateway as well as statistics and information on tariffs.


IOE Surveys
Surveys from the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE), including the 2018 Brexit survey and the 2017 Export optimism survey

Economic insight

UK Economic Forecast
ICAEW's quarterly forecast exploring trends in UK economic activity. The report covers business investment, private sector pay and export growth. Further reports cover The Middle East, Africa, Greater China and South East Asia.

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