Trading Abroad

  • Exporting

    • A Guide to Export Documentation

      This factsheet explains the various documents required when exporting goods overseas...

    • An Introduction to Getting Paid by Overseas Trade Customers

      This factsheet introduces the four primary methods of getting paid by overseas trade customers (cash in advance, open account, letter of credit and documentary collection) and outlines the main features and risks involved in each one...

    • An Introduction to VAT (Value Added Tax)

      This factsheet introduces the basic principles of VAT (Value Added Tax). It explains what VAT is, the principles of VAT for traders, what the VAT registration thresholds are, and when registration is required. It also summarises the different rates of VAT and the situations in which sales are exempt from VAT...

    • A Guide to Methods of Entering Export Markets

      This factsheet will help you select an export market-entry method that is suitable for your business. It explains the difference between direct and indirect exporting, and provides links to a range of sources of further information and advice...

  • Importing