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DIT: Businesses must take action now to keep trading

12 January 2021

The following has been distributed by the Department for International Trade (DIT)

With the UK now an independent trading nation, DIT has online tools and resources which are the go-to source of information for all businesses who trade internationally.

They are also a great starting place for businesses looking to seize new global trading opportunities. 

Exporting goods from the UK

If you export goods out of the UK, visit the Check How to Export Goods online tool to find information on UK borders, and duties and customs procedures for over 160 markets around the world.

To export dual-use controlled items from the UK you must have a licence issued by the UK, except if you are exporting from Northern Ireland to the EU or Channel Islands. Find out if your items need a licence. 

Check which tariffs apply to imports into the UK

Use the tariff look-up tool to find the tariff information you need, including commodity codes, duty and VAT rates.

Where to find more information

If you have any questions about the new trading rules and canít find answers online, fill out an enquiry form and one of our experts will point you in the right direction.


UK Generalised Scheme of Preference (UK GSP), Tuesday 12 January, 2pm

This webinar is for businesses that have an interest in importing goods from countries that are classified as low income, low-middle income and least developed.

We will tell you what the UKís Generalised Scheme of Preferences is and how it has changed since 1 January. There will also be a Q&A session with experts.

Register here (Please note that places are limited).