Are there any countries in Europe that we can’t trade freely with? Obvously I am aware that we can’t trade freely with Russia.
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good morning Simon. can you tell us the products you export? In theory, they are no trade barriers when selling in any of the 28 EU countries (Croatia being the latest EU member state to join last July). so no customs requirements, no duties, etc unless your goods are alcohol, tobacco etc.
you can also invoice free of VAT if both you and your buyer are VAT registered.
We have produced a guide on exporting to Europe- the practicalities, which may be useful to you: http://www.enterpriseeuropeeast.org.uk/ckfinder/userfiles/public/Practicalities%20of%20Exporting-updated%202013.doc
In practice you may encounter some difficulties, such as specific requirements mentioned by your distributor or agent or final client and if you are not sure whether these are legal then we can help and check for you. This also very much depends on the products you are selling.
I hope this is useful.
If you (or any readers of this post) would like to trade in the Russian Federation please get in touch with me here at Albion Overseas 01732 783555, we have many years experience in assisting UK companies in entry to this market and would be pleased to explore the opportunity for Bream Products.