Exporting Food & Drink License Requirements
I have recently been on the bootcamp webinars which were extremely helpful. I do however need some assistance on whether I need a export licence to sell food and non alcoholic drinks to expats around the world. I am looking to set up a business and will be selling pre made food and drink (non perishable items) from confectionery, baby milk to canned food and fizzy & soft drinks (I am not a manufacturer). I am mainly targeting Asia and USA as well as EU (for EU I know no licence is required). However these items are from a business to an individual for personal consumption. Does this require a licence?
Also as I will be paying VAT on these products will it be possible to claim any VAT back on these foods items? These are individuals who will not be VAT registered.
I would be grateful for any guidance given.
Malti Patel (firstname.lastname@example.org)