Exporting medicine from the UK to Africa


I am going to export medicine from the UK to Africa/Somalia. I know I have to register the company in my destination country as their representative of that company.

How should I ask formally to be a representative of a pharmaceutical company?
Do I need to have a licence to export of medicine out of UK?

Ideally I need to know how I should ask for depute authority in a business in a formal way.



Hi there,

Thank you for your question. Our webinar on Export Controls may be of use:


I recommend also looking at the Institute of Export and International Trade’s helpdesk for more specific advice:




Export Action Plan