what are the first basic steps I need to take in launching my business idea


the business model is freightforwarder/OCM…….

I intent to facilitate the shipping of goods to jamaica from the UK as well as buy goods from around the world to sell on in jamaica…

what are the legal formalities in the UK i need to consider?

I have already taken a course in Jamaica on Customs Regulation and Documentation and is versed on that side of things.

Where do I start in the UK?


A useful source of information is HMRC under Import & Export. Also, your local chamber of commerce may be able to help and last but not least you can contact UK Trade and Investment on http://www.ukti.gov.uk/export.html and and send your question via the online enquiry form.




Dear Denton

We are a freight forwarder based in Essex so if you need help with rates or interested in co loading with us or need rates we can help you get the best market rates so please contact us.

Kind regards
Dave Eales e mail davide@excelshipping.com
Excel Shipping Limited
Tel 01708 515151


Information on the UK Customs requirements for exporting are given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website www.hmrc.gov.uk under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise

Export Action Plan