Sage Advice UK

Everything you need to know about exporting for small businesses

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Exporting can offer great benefits to small and medium sized businesses based in the UK. It’s a market worth £508 billion to the UK economy, with 10% of the UK’s small businesses already trading abroad.

Benefits include:

We’ve compiled a list of useful resources and organisations that can help you on your export journey:

Information on export licensing

Certain goods need a license before they can be exported. This depends on the type of goods, where they are going to and what they’re going to be used for.

The following sites provide guidance on what goods are controlled and need a licence, how to apply and your responsibilities for complying with the terms of a licence.