The Importing archive.

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What can I do if I don’t want to trade with Russia?

Can your business still trade with Russia, despite sanctions? Should you even be doing business with Russia given the war in Ukraine? 8 steps to ensure your business stays within the law

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The essential guide to commodity codes and HS categories

In this guide we’ll look at when and why commodity codes are used, what they look like, and how to find the right one for your needs.

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EU import changes – what’s changing from January 1

Anybody who imports from the EU will have to submit paperwork in advance of goods entering the country from January 1 2022. Here's how you can prepare for EU import changes as Brexit restrictions bite

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Do I need an import licence?

Import licences are needed for goods the Government does not want to come into Britain unmonitored. Find out whether what you’re importing needs an import licence

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Importing from India

India is a natural and growing trading partner for the UK, with the UK government pushing for a full UK/India trade deal. But what steps should you take if you want to import from India right now?

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Import from USA: tips and how-to guide

If you’re thinking of importing from the US to grow your business, there are some things you need to know about the process, and costs involved

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How to import from China to UK

China is the joint number one territory that Britain imports from, accounting for 12% of imports. Here is what you need to do if you want to import from China

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How to import from the EU

Following Brexit there has been a flurry of new customs rules and regulations and the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) has left many SMEs feeling confused and uncertain. Tom Sommer explains how small businesses can import from the EU

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

Getting started on importing can feel like a challenge but it could be a great way to grow your business. This guide can help you make importing a winning strategy, with up-to-date guidance for navigating a post-Brexit world

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How to minimise gaps in your supply chain post Brexit

5 tips to ensure stock from European suppliers continues to flow as uninterrupted as possible now that Britain has left the EU

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How Brexit is going to affect your business – #1 imports

Importing from the EU post Brexit will involve more paperwork. Follow this guide to post-Brexit imports to help ease the headache


No deal Brexit trade plan: government says most imports would be tariff-free

The government has outlined trade plans in the event of a no deal Brexit. Most imports would be tariff-free, but the prices of others would rise sharply.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience