Information and support is available to businesses that export products and services to international customers.
Businesses in New Forest benefit from easy links to Southampton International Airport and Bournemouth International Airport, as well as to both the international ports of Southampton and Portsmouth.
The GOV.UK website provides comprehensive advice and guidance on exporting and doing business abroad. Some of the topics covered by this information are listed below.
The GOV.UK website provides help and support for international trade, via videos and online guides.
This includes guidance on tax and VAT issues when trading with:
The Department for International Trade (DIT) website provides information to help UK businesses to find new markets. This includes guides to identify new export markets and inform your international sales plan.
The DIT also has local trade offices based around the UK, where you can contact an international trade advisor.
For businesses based in New Forest, the local trade office is:
DIT South East
2 Solent Way
Phone: 0330 300 0012
New rules for doing business between the UK and the European Union came into force on 1 January 2021. This may affect exporting your goods and services to EU countries.
Visit the GOV.UK website to check how to get ready for the new rules.