International Trade eLearning Suite for SMEs-InTeLS

                           LINKS   to Trade Advice Websites for UK Businesses


UK Trade and Investment  

Provides business opportunities, expert trade advice and support to UK-based companies wishing to grow their business overseas. Its global network also provides practical assistance to international companies to bring high quality investment to the UK's vibrant economy, and help in establishing and expanding their business in the UK.

Business Link


The International Trade pages of Business Link provide business advice and support, simplified import and export information and interactive tools (including the UK Trade Tariff).

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Import and Export Website     

HMRC provides assistance on any matter relating to Importing or Exporting. HMRC Guides are now accessed through the International Trade area on the Business Link website and provide assistance on a range of subjects from classifying goods to using online facilities.  

Guide to importing and exporting: Breaking down the barriers     

This HMRCE information pack has been created as a basic guide to anyone wishing to import or export goods. It acts as a guide to help anyone get started on importing and / or exporting, and also provides a better understanding of the procedures involved in these activities.

WTO Trade Facilitation

After several years of exploratory work, WTO Members formally agreed to launch negotiations on trade facilitation in July 2004.The negotiations also aim to enhance technical assistance and capacity building in this area and to improve effective cooperation between customs and other appropriate authorities on trade facilitation and customs compliance issues.

British Chambers of Commerce Export Zone

The BCC supports and advises businesses in all areas of International Trade development and intelligent exporting – both in the UK and through a worldwide network of Bilateral and International Chambers of Commerce. Many UK & European Chambers of Commerce also provide in-depth services for export and import documentation.  


The Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry represents over 19 million enterprises in Europe through 46 members and a European network of 2000 regional and local Chambers.

SITPRO – Simplifying International Trade

Trade facilitation body based in the UK at the vanguard of efforts to make international trade easier. Its focus is the procedures and documentation associated with international trade.

ECGD - the Export Credits Guarantee Department  

The UK's official Export Credit Agency aims to help UK exporters of capital equipment and project-related goods and services win business and complete overseas contracts with confidence. Arranges finance facilities and cover for fire basic risk, buyer’s default, buyer’s insolvency and country risk – plus information about insurance and financing on small and major projects.  

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

British government department for foreign affairs, links and information for all world Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions.

World Trade Organization

WTO deals with the rules of trade between nations at a global or near-global level.

Coventry & Warwick Chamber of Commerce

The International Trade Team at CWCC provides a programme of services to assist local companies to trade internationally. We can also offer assistance to businesses and organisations considering inward investment into the Coventry & Warwickshire region.  

Federation of International Trade Associations

FITA   has 450 association members and 450,000 linked company members
dedicated to the promotion of international trade, import-export,
international logistics management, international finance and more.  

International Aid and   Trade     

Building Partnerships for Humanitarian Relief.  

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

DEFRA Exports & Trade home page provides help for exporters in the agricultural, food & drink & environmental sectors – including advice on relevant import & export regulations.


Take the UK Trade & Investment online “are you ready to export” quiz  


Link2exports is part of the British Chambers of Commerce official export zone - increasing awareness of export, trade & Investment opportunities.    



InTeLS UK Quick Links for the above websites