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Use our selection of books, articles, links and guides to find more information on all aspects of importing

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Useful links

Doing business in... 

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

Other links

Import, export and customs for business
GOV.UK information covering export and import basics and practicalities, licences, regulations, payments and reliefs. Including:

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

Food standard Agency
The FSA has guidance on importing many different kinds of food products, for example Importing nuts or Importing products of animal origin

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

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.

Atom Content Marketing guides

Articles and books in the Library collection

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