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Considering customs procedures (part 1 of 2)

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Understand the key steps in physically moving goods internationally.

What you’ll learn

  • understand what’s involved ​in physically moving goods internationally
  • understand the main documentation that may be required for export
  • consider overseas import requirements


Ensuring your goods get from A to B is essential when you start exporting.  This session is the first of two which outline basic customs procedures. We will begin by outlining your responsibilities an exporter, before moving on to describe the factors which affect your export paperwork.  This will include an overview of common documentation which is required for export.

We’ll also consider some common issues, such as the means of transportation for your goods and obtaining proof of export. And finally, we’ll signpost you to resources that can offer further support.


Raj Theper

UK Export Academy Adviser, Department for Business and Trade

Raj joined the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) in 2020 following a career in the Private, Public and Charity Sectors.  Prior to joining DBT, Raj worked in the Midlands with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, supporting businesses to develop and successfully execute their growth strategies. 

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