Are you ready to import?



Suppliers around the world offer a wide variety of goods that might suit your business. You might be able to find lower-priced supplies, giving you a competitive edge, or new supplies that allow you to sell a completely different product. Just as when you buy within the UK, it's important to find good suppliers, make sure they offer what you want and negotiate the right deal.

But importing also presents complications, such as managing long-distance relationships and organising international transport and customs clearance. It's important to be sure that you are ready to import before you commit yourself.

This guide covers how you can plan your import objectives, decide your approach to importing and negotiate the right import deal.