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Establishing a business overseas

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Use an agent or distributor

Understand the differences between these popular routes to market and see which one best suits your product.

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Selling overseas using direct sales

Learn how to enter an export market through direct sales.

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Routes to market and managing logistics

Understand the various routes to market and how to choose the right one for your business.

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Understand how to set up a business abroad

Expanding a business abroad can be a great way to find new clients.

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Prepare to sell services overseas

An overview of delivery, marketing and relationship-building for international traders in services.

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Deliver services overseas

Learn how to deliver export services from a UK or foreign market base.

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Find and work with intermediaries

Find an intermediary to help connect you with international clients.

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Understand payment methods for exporters

See which payment methods are the best for your business when trading overseas.

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Understand the local business culture

Prepare for the changes in business culture across different export markets.

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Bribery and corruption: understand the risks

Doing business with integrity avoids risk and can help to build your company’s reputation and its commercial success.

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Find out how to market your services overseas

Discover the best way to market services based on the country you are delivering them in.

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Set up and manage operations overseas

Advice for exporters on delivery of services from a UK or foreign market base.

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Establish a joint venture agreement abroad

Learn how to set up a business with an overseas partner

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Get the latest foreign travel advice

Get the latest travel advice and entry requirements for more than 200 markets.

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Further support


Popular tools and services

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Search our database of thousands of live export opportunities.


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Create a business profile on your great.gov.uk account and reach out to buyers across the world.


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Get the finance you need to compete and grow.


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Sign up for our free training programme and get the know-how to sell confidently overseas.


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Going to, or exhibiting at, trade shows overseas is a great way of getting your product or service known to potential buyers.


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