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Import from USA: Tips and how-to guide

There are many reasons that importing from the US might make good sense for your business. The USA is one of the UK’s biggest trading partners, with huge volumes of goods moving between the countries every month. In fact, in 2017, $56.3 billion of exports from the US arrived in Britain, somewhere in the region The post Import from USA: Tips and how-to guide appeared first on Small Business.

Import guide: Three essential tips and everything you need to know

The value of imports of goods and services to the UK hit a record high in March 2018 – an astonishing £56 billion in that month alone. Nearly 75 per cent of imports to the UK are goods such as machinery, cars and manufactured items – with Germany, China and the Netherlands being the biggest The post Import guide: Three essential tips and everything you need to know appeared first on Small Business.

Customs brokers: Everything you need to know

If you’ve been researching your business options for importing to the UK, you’ve probably come across customs brokers offering to help make HMRC customs clearance hassle-free. Reducing the stress of importing is certainly tempting – but is it really necessary to use a customs broker, or can you deal with the authorities yourself? This handy The post Customs brokers: Everything you need to know appeared first on Small Business.

Freight forwarder: Everything you need to know

If you’re already doing business abroad, you’ve likely heard of freight forwarders before. They promise to take much of the stress out of international shipping – and deal with all aspects of the transportation and delivery of your goods. In most cases they’ll also deal with customs clearance. But do you really need to use The post Freight forwarder: Everything you need to know appeared first on Small Business.

Sea freight guide: Process, costs and timelines

If you’re thinking of starting to import or export goods to the UK, you’ll need to compare your options for both sea freight and other methods of shipping. Sea freight is a great choice for large quantities of consumer goods – and is often used when importing from manufacturers based in the Far East. Since The post Sea freight guide: Process, costs and timelines appeared first on Small Business.

EORI number: What it is and how to get or check one

If you’re considering growing your business internationally, or if you have suppliers based overseas, you’ll probably already have heard of the EORI system. Any individual involved in imports and exports within the EU must have an EORI number. If you’re just getting started in importing or exporting, the registration process can seem daunting. Don’t worry The post EORI number: What it is and how to get or check one appeared first on Small Business.

The essential guide to commodity codes

If you’re considering starting a business involved in importing or exporting products, you’ll need to know about commodity codes. These are used to classify goods for import and export, to make sure they’re moved safely and in compliance with customs, tax and duty regulations. In this guide we’ll look at when and why commodity codes The post The essential guide to commodity codes appeared first on Small Business.

The essential guide to air freight: Process, costs and timelines

Air freight is used most commonly when moving small high value items, or goods which are urgently required. The costs of air freight are significantly higher than those associated with sea freight, and are usually calculated based on weight rather than volume (which is used for sea cargo). In 2016, some 54 million metric tonnes The post The essential guide to air freight: Process, costs and timelines appeared first on Small Business.

Secrets on How UK Businesses Can Relate to International Audiences

It’s a fact that relating to international audiences effectively requires a unique method of approach and cultural understanding. If you’re running a UK business and seeking to become more relevant… Read more » The post Secrets on How UK Businesses Can Relate to International Audiences appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.

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