Customs & Compliance
Customs & Compliance

Experts in documentation and international standards

Overseas Business Development
Overseas Business Development

market research – missions & delegations – export strategy – pr & marketing – supply chain development – regional specialists

Unlock Your Export Potential
Unlock Your Export Potential

There’s never been a better time…

Independent export and international trade specialists

Overseas Business Development

Overseas Business Development

International Trade Matters Ltd supports your organisation to develop trade opportunities, analysing new markets, organising delegations and making introductions.

Specialists are on-hand to provide expertise from the early stages of Market Research, and Strategy Development through to Agents & Distributors, International PR and Currency, alongside Regional and Industry Speciific guidance.

This wealth of experience, combined with access to a number of key trade organisations and services presents the best possible opportunity for an international trade relationship to develop for your business.

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Latest Articles

A professional mindset for international trade
Within the world of international trading, professionalism is important as it defines the businessman/woman as a person of integrity, one who can be trusted
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Creative industries factor in a ten point trade deal struck with Japan
British businesses can now be confident that their brands and innovations will be protected. The deal has gone beyond the EU on provisions that tackle online infringement of IP rights, such as film and music piracy.
Read Article "Creative industries factor in a ten point trade deal struck with Japan"
Raising the tonnage for Devon’s global shipping
The port of Plymouth is quite unique, we’re not Southampton, Liverpool or London, but equally important for the Maritime industry and commercial cargo - to and from the wider South West. With over 2.2 and 2.5 million tonnes of international cargo every year and expanding we’re a global port to be recognised.
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Compliance, documentation and standards

Compliance, documentation and standards

Your product or service may be ready to export, and your market may be ready to receive –

– but are you ready to process and ship orders?

Maybe you’ve been trading successfully with European countries for years. With Brexit looming, it is clear that compliance documentation is set to increase in volume.

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International Trade News Desk

Global Trade Review UK 2020 New Frontiers Competition
Hosted by the GTR Conference 3rd & 4th Nov 2020 virtually across the world, this competition will give you a helping hand into those markets that you’ve never been exposed to before.
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International Trade Masterclass Series
International Trade Matters is delighted to be providing a series of Masterclasses covering various topics within International Trade over the coming months.
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From Russia; with communication & cultural love
Cultural knowledge needs to be utilised together with communications strategies in order to succeed. From my first-hand experience in Russia, having great research, cultural understanding, and communication skills, enabled our team to navigate a concerted and successful trade mission.
Read More "From Russia; with communication & cultural love"
New Video on Export Controls and Licensing
It is essential for businesses to understand export licensing control Licences in the UK are issued by SPIRE. Here are some key things you need to consider:
Read More "New Video on Export Controls and Licensing"
Training, Mentoring & Coaching

Training, Mentoring & Coaching

Whether you’re just starting your journey, ready to launch or already trading overseas, our specialists are able to assess your processes and provide expertise to make exporting go as smoothly as possible.

International Trade Matters Ltd provides one-to-one support for those directly involved with the exporting function.

This could involve a visit every month to establish a trusted source of advice, advice through a dedicated helpline, or advice on how to respond to queries.

60 second video starters

UK Export Controls & Licensing
It is essential for businesses to understand export licensing control […]
Accessing New Markets
International Trade is about relationships. To succeed you need to […]
What is a Free Trade Agreement?
A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is an agreement or contract between two […]

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International Trade Matters

International Trade Matters

If you’re looking to export or would like to improve your exporting business, International Trade Matters Ltd can help.

With more than 45 years’ experience in overseas business, our experts can provide a bespoke package of business tools to ensure the best possible success in your chosen markets. Read on to discover how we can help you, whether you’re a British company wishing to trade with other countries, or an overseas company hoping to explore the UK market.

Testimonials & reviews…

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What people say about International Trade Matters Ltd

You have been invaluable and put us onto people who have been most helpful and given good advice.

Rebecca Osborne – Green Resource Engineering green-resource-engineering-export-uk-trade

I can not overemphasize the importance of creating a standard quotation template that clearly and concisely covers and addresses all aspects of a potential sale – from products, Incoterms, taxes, duties, through to legal jurisdiction, payment terms and currency, etc

Jon Small – Sharp & Tappin Technology Ltd sharp-and-tappin-01

I implemented most of your recommendations from our meetings and now have a scalable business ready to take advantage of the quickly changing demands.

Peter Harrison – Ocean Footprint Ltd Ocean-Footprint_12-16_final_12