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Useful Links

China Britain Business Council (CBBC)

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Information about US Customs procedures can be found from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) formerly the US Customs Service. This site links to the US International Trade Commission (USITC) (formerly the US Tariff Commission) which can help with US Commodity (tariff) codes.

US International Trade Commission (USITC)


The Association of European Chambers of Commerce & Industry

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)

Promotes national interests of the UK and contributes to a strong world community.

The Simpler Trade Procedures Board (SITPRO)

Provides advice and training, publications and checklists covering various international trading practices.

Institute of Export

The Institute of Export has over 6,000 individual members. Provides a range of services for exporters including a Helpline, offers their members practical advice on export problems in areas such as letters of credit, credit insurance, shipping and finance, and acts as a signposting service for other sources of information.

UK Trade Info -HM Revenue & Customs

UK Trade Statistics & Data

Home Office - UK Border Agency

This site gives general information about permission to enter or stay in the UK.

The British Chamber of Commerce

Provides business representation, business information, international trade services including Trade Missions, access to training solutions and networking opportunities.

The Export Credit Guarantee Department

The Export Credit Guarantee Department is the UK's official export credit agency. Its main purpose is to assist UK companies in the export of capital and project-related goods/services by guaranteeing the repayment of loans made to overseas borrowers to help finance export orders, and providing exporters with insurance protection against the main commercial and political risks of not being paid by their buyers abroad.

DEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

This website provides information for the business community on climate-friendly business opportunities. It gives advice and support on developing emission-reducing projects overseas, on the state of play with international negotiations and on the UK emissions trading scheme.

MHRA - Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Control Agency

FSA - Food Standards Agency

BIS - Department for Business Innovation & Skills

Export Licenses


HM Revenue & Customs provides assistance on any matter relating to Importing or Exporting goods.

UK Trade Tariff Business Link

The UK Trade Tariff helps you find commodity codes to classify goods for export and import. Commodity codes are used to find import duties, taxes, tax rebates, reliefs, licences and special conditions such as prohibitions that may apply to particular goods.

Market Access Database

The Market Access Database is a free, interactive, easy to use service providing information about Market Access conditions in non-EU countries, tariff classifications and more.

Manufacturing Advisory Service

The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) is a business support service for manufacturing SMEs in England. We help businesses to improve and grow.
We're committed to helping Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who represent over 95 per cent of our nation’s manufacturing base. These firms are the backbone of the economy.
Funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, MAS has an 80-strong team of expert Manufacturing Advisors on the ground working with management teams to plan long-term strategies, improve processes, bring new products to market and develop their supply chains.

Enterprise Europe - East of England

A range of European information and partnering services to businesses in the region, working with a network of 600 partners across 40 countries.

A brief overview of over 50 different sources of finance and related topics including Banks, Loans, R&D tax credits, UKTI support and much more is to be found here.

NCEC - The National Chemical Emergency Centre

Advice & Support for hazardous goods, tremcards, dangerous goods etc

BSI - British Standards Institue

East Herts District Council - Certificates of Health & Consumption 

Certificates of Free Sale from: BIS in Billingham Tel: 01642 364331

Rural Payments Agency

Department of Health in London  Tel: 0207 972 2927

HSE - Health & Safety Executive in Merseyside   Tel: 0151 951 3535


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