Sherrards Solicitors, in collaboration with the UK Government’s international trade agency, UK Trade & Investment (“UKTI”), has recently published a guide aimed at businesses keen to exploit the opportunities that are available through international trade.The guide explores the reasons for and benefits of exporting, how to get started, which markets to consider, and offers advice on how to handle the challenges.  There is guidance from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), Sherrards and businesses from a range of industry sectors. The guide aims to provide a mixture of pragmatic advice and case studies in order to help facilitate international trade.  The guide should also be of interest to businesses looking to set up in the UK, especially as a springboard to the rest of Europe.

There is strong evidence to suggest that being an exporter of products or services pays dividends not only in terms of new business won.

Within the guide, UK Government Minister, Mark Prisk MP, says:
“If you become an exporter, the evidence shows that you are likely to improve your productivity by a third in your first year alone.”

Sherrards has steadily increased its international work load in recent years across the globe. The firm now offers specialist support for in-bound and out-bound trade with India, China & Hong Kong. This specialisation has been enhanced by the recent merger with the India focused firm MLS Chase.

Sherrards holds the Chair of the Alliot Group International Legal Group, is a Member of the International Bar Association and has strong links with the American Bar Association and the International Division of the Law Society.

Paul Marmor, International Services Partner at Sherrards, comments:
“We are delighted to be working with UKTI on the launch of this guide. We have long been helping our clients with international trade and we can vouch for the benefits of an international outlook to trade.”

UKTI’s Ian Gavin said:
‘We were pleased to work with Sherrards on this guide.  The firm is active internationally, is a supporter of a number of our initiatives and an enthusiastic exporter of legal services.”