Guide

Manage the risks of importing

Introduction

Importing can be an effective way of finding low-cost supplies, reducing your costs and making your business more competitive. It might even allow you to branch out into a whole new product line, selling something that isn't generally available in the UK.

But at the same time, importing is more complex than buying from a UK supplier. And when things go wrong, sorting them out can be more difficult and expensive.

This guide contains basic information on managing the risks of importing.