Export Documentation

Guidance and Support for UK Exporters

Procedures, processes and paperwork can seem quite daunting and complicated to first-time exporters, but don’t let that prevent you from achieving your export goals. There are a wealth of resources available to help:

The Department for Business and Trade provides a comprehensive support service as part of the ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’ campaign.

Whether you need to resolve an immediate challenge or find the information to get your exports moving, you’re in the right place here with 24/7 access to a range of support tools, services and how-to articles.

Find the answers you are looking for:

Codes, Tariffs and Procedures

Duties, Taxes and Customs

Funding and Finance

Find a New Export Market

HM Revenue & Customs’ page on import and export procedures covers a wide range of issues across several sectors.

Their simplified step by step guide is a perfect start point for first-time exporters.

Find the correct commodity code for the goods you are exporting (research your commodity code at www.gov.uk/trade-tariff

The Department for Business and Trade website contains a wealth of information about export documentation. Go to www.gov.uk/starting-to-export for an overview of exporting.

The British Government is keen to help UK exporters and provides help at all levels.

Last updated November 2023: Steve Crane OBE