When transporting your goods, use a reputable freight forwarder. They, along with the other providers listed below, will be able to help and advice on:
- Incoterms- the internationally agreed rules on exporting to another country
- Insurance – to ensure that your goods arrive safely in your destination country and that you get paid.
- Duties – what you or your customer will need to pay for your goods to be imported
- Customs clearance – the documentation needed to ensure the smooth transit of your goods into the country
- Export or Import license – required if your goods are restricted in some way
- Packaging – to minimise weight and volume to ensure your goods arrive in perfect condition for the lowest cost
- Best method of transporting your goods – this will depend on the weight and volume of the shipment.
Export for Growth - Local exporting expertise from Business West.
Freight Forwarders - a search facility to find local freight forwarders
Department for International Trade (South West) – services to help local businesses export
Growth hub providers – help with exporting