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How shipping works in Trade Finance

Posted on 24 May 2015

An A to Z of shipping for international traders - how does it work and what are the issues? Trade f...

Face it: the UK is a small place. There’s only so far your business can expand in Britain. At some p...

Article posted by Rebecca Honnan
on behalf of Quality Formations

Despite a slow to recovery economy from the crash of 2008, over the past few years Britain has now b...

Connected Cars Europe

Starts from 28 September 2015

In today’s climate, connectivity is king! Creating The Connected Car is one such area where connecti...

The Philippines' exports have a fighting chance to grow between 8 to 10 percent this year due to str...

The cons (against) pricing in a local currency Pricing in GBP sterling is easy.  It requires no a...

VAT guide for exporters

Posted on 6 May 2015

Emily Coltman FCA, Chief Accountant with online accounting software provider FreeAgent and author of...

Do I need export insurance?

Posted on 6 May 2015

If you are planning to export goods or services from the UK then it is likely you’ll need some form ...

Article posted by UKEF Export Finance Adviser
on behalf of UK Export Finance

If you are planning to export goods or services from the UK then it is likely you’ll need some form ...

Article posted by UKEF Export Finance Adviser
on behalf of UK Export Finance

The Institute of Export offers a few tips to bear in mind when assessing credit risk for your potent...

Article posted by Lesley Batchelor
on behalf of The Institute of Export

Methods of payment

Posted on 6 May 2015

Lesley Batchelor, Director General of the Institute of Export and specialist in international trade,...

Article posted by Lesley Batchelor
on behalf of The Institute of Export

Letters of credit explained

Posted on 6 May 2015

Lesley Batchelor, Director General of the Institute of Export, and Kevin Shakespeare, Head of Educat...

Article posted by Lesley Batchelor
on behalf of The Institute of Export

Lesley Batchelor, Director General of the Institute of Export, explains the product lifecycle model ...

*This article is sponsored content, created by Open to Export with input from our principal part...

Why should I do business in Ukraine? Ukraine is one of the largest countries (by surface area)...

Lesley Batchelor, Director General of the Institute of Export, explains why exporters must be wary o...

Article posted by Lesley Batchelor
on behalf of The Institute of Export

Emily Coltman FCA, Chief Accountant with online accounting software provider FreeAgent and author of...

If you are exporting through a network of distributors or agents, have you looked at the implication...

A competent accountant can play a focal role in helping your small business reach its goals and rema...

In conjunction with IJ Global, Euromoney Seminars is pleased to announce that the Indonesian Inf...

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How shipping works in Trade Finance

Posted on 24 May 2015

An A to Z of shipping for international traders - how does it work and what are the issues? Trade f...

Face it: the UK is a small place. There’s only so far your business can expand in Britain. At some p...

Article posted by Rebecca Honnan
on behalf of Quality Formations

Despite a slow to recovery economy from the crash of 2008, over the past few years Britain has now b...

The Philippines' exports have a fighting chance to grow between 8 to 10 percent this year due to str...

The cons (against) pricing in a local currency Pricing in GBP sterling is easy.  It requires no a...

VAT guide for exporters

Posted on 6 May 2015

Emily Coltman FCA, Chief Accountant with online accounting software provider FreeAgent and author of...

Do I need export insurance?

Posted on 6 May 2015

If you are planning to export goods or services from the UK then it is likely you’ll need some form ...

Article posted by UKEF Export Finance Adviser
on behalf of UK Export Finance

If you are planning to export goods or services from the UK then it is likely you’ll need some form ...

Article posted by UKEF Export Finance Adviser
on behalf of UK Export Finance

The Institute of Export offers a few tips to bear in mind when assessing credit risk for your potent...

Article posted by Lesley Batchelor
on behalf of The Institute of Export

Methods of payment

Posted on 6 May 2015

Lesley Batchelor, Director General of the Institute of Export and specialist in international trade,...

Article posted by Lesley Batchelor
on behalf of The Institute of Export

Letters of credit explained

Posted on 6 May 2015

Lesley Batchelor, Director General of the Institute of Export, and Kevin Shakespeare, Head of Educat...

Article posted by Lesley Batchelor
on behalf of The Institute of Export

Lesley Batchelor, Director General of the Institute of Export, explains the product lifecycle model ...

*This article is sponsored content, created by Open to Export with input from our principal part...

Why should I do business in Ukraine? Ukraine is one of the largest countries (by surface area)...

Lesley Batchelor, Director General of the Institute of Export, explains why exporters must be wary o...

Article posted by Lesley Batchelor
on behalf of The Institute of Export

Emily Coltman FCA, Chief Accountant with online accounting software provider FreeAgent and author of...

Article posted by Emily Coltman
on behalf of FreeAgent

If you are exporting through a network of distributors or agents, have you looked at the implication...

A competent accountant can play a focal role in helping your small business reach its goals and rema...

Mickael Froger, CEO at Lengow, shares some top tips for international e-commerce success, especially...

Article posted by Lengow Lengow
on behalf of Lengow

Should I discount my invoices?

Posted on 20 April 2015

Peter Brinsley, director of SME finance consultancy Point Forward, explains this finance option and ...

Article posted by Peter Brinsley
on behalf of Point Forward Ltd
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The 'gold standard' for import and export training, giving a practical and pragmatic detailed guide....

Entering a new market is a major commitment for every company and requires careful and diligent plan...

In conjunction with IJ Global, Euromoney Seminars is pleased to announce that the Indonesian Inf...

Whilst Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a well-established aspect of doing business in the U...

Inward Processing Relief

Starts from 24 June 2015

A valuable course for companies importing items for processing or repair within the EU which will th...

Import Duty Management

Starts from 26 June 2015

How to use customs procedures to predict, manage and reduce import duty and VAT costs.  A must for t...

Working with INCOterms® 2010

Starts from 1 July 2015

Not just a description of each term but a detailed guide to the benefits that can be obtained by the...

UKTI Passport to Export - workshop

Starts from 7 July 2015

A workshop for new and inexperienced exporters on enrolled on our Passport to Export programme. The ...

Working with CITES

Starts from 15 July 2015

This course is designed for anyone new to CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered...

India can be challenging for UK companies entering an emerging market as large and diverse as India ...

Achieving AEO Status

Starts from 9 September 2015

This course will guide delegates in the practical application of the requirements for obtaining AEO ...

Certificate of Customs Competency

Starts from 10 September 2015

Too many companies either ignore or attempt to outsource this critical element of their supply chain...

Process Analysis, Design and Documentation

Starts from 17 September 2015

Are inefficient processes swallowing your time and money? If so this course is for you:- A practi...

Customs Tariff Classification

Starts from 23 September 2015

The tariff classification of items determines how much import duty is payable.  A vital part of any ...

The Quality Manager's Guide to AEO

Starts from 24 September 2015

You have achieved the core business standards for your organisation such as ISO 9001 and have now be...

Connected Cars Europe

Starts from 28 September 2015

In today’s climate, connectivity is king! Creating The Connected Car is one such area where connecti...

Customs Valuation

Starts from 1 October 2015

A detailed and practical guide to a discipline with a business wide cost impact. This course is d...

UCC Guidelines Seminar

Starts from 2 October 2015

A guide to the new Union Customs Code (UCC) Is your company ready to take advantage of the new ru...

Export Licensing Seminar

Starts from 2 October 2015

If you export you need to understand export licencing.   It is not just arms and ammunition that are...

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New Foreign Currency Service for UK Exporters

Starts from 9 September 2014

FirstFX Limited, a company supporting UK exports through the provision of various FX services. Ke...

questions

Education Services to the Middle East

Posted on 1 September 2014

I am looking for information on funding to attend education exhibitions in the middle east. My company designs website/digital material and services for international schools and the Middle East is now...

We have set up a Chinese distributor for a range of drinks we export. Under the terms of the contract the first order has to be paid for in advance. We have completed a formal written contract which has...

Question posted by Paul Beer
on behalf of Handscomb & Edwards

Does anyone have any experience of using this app for foreign exchange? Is it safe? How long does it take to monies to process?

Question posted by John Alexander

We worked with a store in Vienna on SOR basis. They have been invoiced over a month ago for the sold goods but ignored all communication. We received an email last week saying they are declaring bankruptcy....

Funding Against a Letter of Credit

Posted on 19 March 2015

I receive payment via LC from a number of my export clients, the LC is irrevocable & our money is usually out for a maximum of 21 days.My question is:Are there any facilities that offer credit against...

Question posted by James Hart
on behalf of Global Auto Export Ltd

HiI can source and supply branded baby milk from UK . Is it allows to do so and if yes what do I need to do so. What kind of licensing I need or any other real ares thing ?

Question posted by a user

We issued a pro-forma invoice, the US customer paid 3 days later. The customer is due to collect the goods next week. We will issue our commercial invoice on the day of collection. What exchange rate...

We are a small business, approached by several companies to supply overseas but haven't yet done so. We don't want to be caught with a currency fluctuation deficit on our pricing and so far have only...

GreetingsWe are on the verge (at least I hope we are!) of a significant European contract with a major player in my market.They have asked for a 12 month price an various goods we supply, what scares...

Question posted by Ian Devine
on behalf of Kleena Coola

Tax implications of trading with Peru

Posted on 14 November 2014

Can somebody please advise on the tax implications of trading with Peru.In particular withholding tax on UK based Sales invoices Thanks,Roque

How can I find local or international strategic investors willing to fund and endorse a private education startup job that aims to develop overseas students in the UK ?Our company is a one year old that...

FX Options

Posted on 6 November 2014

Hi,I have a number of customers paying me in their local currency rather than GBP!Are there options to consider for receiving and exchanging foreign currency as an alternative to the monies being paid...

Question posted by Charlotte Sandström
on behalf of Xsw

Managing overseas currency exposure

Posted on 14 August 2014

How does your business manage its overseas currency exposure?What steps and systems do you use that gives you transparency, cost saving and a streamlined process?

Latvian Payment Terms

Posted on 25 April 2014

We have a customer wishing to buy equipment from the UK, £200k value. The customer says that Latvian banks do not pay deposits but deposit monies in a UK bank and payments are triggered by manufacturing...

Contract Financing

Posted on 15 August 2013

I am a newly established UK trading company. I have won a tender to supply Diesel products to the government of Burkina Faso. The signed contract stipulate 90 payment with a Bank guarantee in place.I...

Small company receiving US dollar cheques

Posted on 12 September 2014

I am just started to make sales in the USA and receiving US dollar cheques. Is paying these cheques into my high street business bank account the best way to handle the exchange?

An ex colleague of mine (american) has asked me to form a joint venture partnership with his american company which I am keen to do. We will offer summer camps for international children to learn English....

In addition to UK’s export credit agency -UK Export Finance (UKEF), what are the other avenues that SMEs can use to obtain a Bank Guarantee for Advance Payment?We won a tender recently to provide consultancy...

We Need finance for new truck

Posted on 31 January 2013

We export about £90,000 of UK food shopping a month to France and we need finance to buy a better tractor unit and fridge trailer of ATP standard. Are there any grants or finance available to us.

How does one go about paying German VAT?

Posted on 20 August 2014

I have ordered some pallets with flipped lids, and have been told to pay German VAT and shipping. How does one go about paying VAT in Germany from the UK, and what percentage does it cover and then can...

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