HM Revenue & Customs

HMRC is the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority, and we have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support.

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KGH Customs

KGH has been providing customs brokerage services since 1963. Today, we offer a comprehensive range of border-related services to over 28,000 customers all over Europe. Providing cover 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we are more than 700 colleagues in over 39 operational offices strategically located in all the key ports and border crossings.

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Institute of Export & International Trade

The Institute of Export & International Trade's mission is to enhance the export performance of the United Kingdom by setting and maintaining professional standards in international trade management and export practice. This is principally achieved by the provision of education, training and practical business support services.

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World Customs Organization

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations.

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World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.

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Department for Exiting the EU

DExEU is responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the European Union and establishing the future relationship between the UK and EU.

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Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade is dedicated to securing UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

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Export Control Joint Unit

The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) administers the UK’s system of export controls and licensing for military and dual-use items. ECJU is part of the Department for International Trade.

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Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs

DEFRA are the UK government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy.

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Open to Export

Open to Export is a free online information service from the Institute of Export & International Trade, dedicated to helping small UK businesses get ready to export and expand internationally.

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Centre for Customs and Excise Studies

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies at Charles Sturt University is the world’s leading provider of training, education and research in the highly specialised areas of customs, excise and border management.

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European Commission

The European Commission (EC) is the executive branch of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.

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Market Access Database (MADB)

The Market Access Database (MADB) gives information to companies exporting from the EUabout import conditions in third country markets.

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Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) exists to help small companies make the most of the business opportunities in the European Union. Made of 600 partner organisations in more than 40 countries, and supported by the European Commission, the network’s aim is to promote competitiveness and innovation at local level in Europe and beyond. Within the UK its regional experts can help you find international business partners, source new technologies and receive EU funding or finance. They can also advise you on issues as diverse as intellectual property, going international, or EU law and standards.

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