UK Export Finance – help for Exporters

The UK Export Finance (UKEF) Department is probably one of the best kept secrets in British trade, which is a shame because they are potentially one of the most effective Read more…

Exporting, VAT and some HMRC regulations

Exporters need to be clear, when shipping goods outside the UK, whether they are involved in a direct or indirect export, with regards to the treatment of VAT. Value Added Read more…

Introduction to ISPM 15

A number of countries around the world require wooden packaging materials to be treated to a standard known as ISPM 15 (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures 15). This is a Read more…

The Bribery Act 2010

In some international markets, corruption is said to be so endemic that doing business is only possible when bribes are paid. In the past such payments may have been routinely Read more…

EORI Registration

In many countries today, registering your intent to import or export has become a necessity.  The situation in the UK is as follows: If an importer is importing goods from Read more…

Jurisdiction Clauses in International Trade

Before any organization enters into an International contract for the supply of goods and services, they should be aware of the legal pitfalls involved in so doing. The best and Read more…