Trade Advice & Information

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If you’re looking for advice on international trade, the Chamber can help. We have an extensive network of private and public sector expertise available to assist the Kent export community whatever the query. So, whether you’re looking for translation services, help in Russian markets or need to know packing regulations for exporting to Australia, call the export team on 01233 503838 or email export@kentinvictachamber.co.uk

Below is a list of useful guides and links to sources of private and public sector export information and advice.

The British Chamber of Commerce – International Trade Outlook report Q3 2013

The British Chamber of Commerce – International Trade Outlook report Q1 2013

Study on Kent Export Businesses commissioned by KCC. Kent Export Business May 2010

Kent International Business (KIB)
KIB is a partnership initiative which aims to encourage Kent companies to consider overseas trade as a route to business growth. Kent Invicta Chamber, alongside our KIB partners can provide advice, information and support on all aspects of international trade.

Albion Overseas Ltd
Doing business in Russia.  Albion is a private sector company dedicated to the advancement of business in Russia, run by three directors in the UK and in Russia. Albion offers consultancy, including short-term assistance, (finding a distributor, helping with certification, etc), and longer term assistance. The latter might involve business development and the possibility of offering clients a Moscow sales office.

Kent Export Club
Trade Advice A local peer to peer network of businesses actively involved in export. A great source of networking and contacts

UK Trade & Investment
Introduction to markets The UK Government’s official provider of export advice and inward investment. A very useful information resource with visits from free International Trade Advisers available to certain businesses and some grants

Food Standards Agency
FSA The official UK Government site that provides details and guidance on food importing and labelling for business

Business Link
UK Trade Tariff The UK Government’s official site that provides classification codes for goods and services being imported or exported and subject to taxes or other controls

British Chambers of Commerce
Global Trade Wherever you plan to do business in the world, there’s probably a local Chamber of Commerce that can help you make the connections you need. Find them on the BCC site

Export Control Organisation
Licenses This site provides you with a search facility to see if your product is subject to export control. Categorisation can be tricky so call us if you need help

UK Trade Information from HMRC
UKTradeinfo This site provides details on importers registered in the UK and other stattistical data which can help importers and exporters

Council of British Chambers of Europe
Cobcoe This site is a listing of the bi-lateral Chambers across the EU. If you want help setting up in Germany this site can help you get connected

European Small Business Portal
EU information for SME’s

Your Europe – Business
Business services at EU and Member States level

HM Revenue & Customs
Preferential rates of duty

Link2GlobalTrade
Export inside out

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Overcoming Trade barriers

Incoterms
Shipping terms for sales contracts
Easy Guide

World Chambers Federation
International Chamber of Commerce

For further information on the Chamber Export Documentation Service call 01233 503838 or email export@kentinvictachamber.co.uk