There are a number of issues to consider when researching country or countries you would like to export your goods to. As a starting point you may wish to seek advice from Invest NI.
When carrying out your research - whether online or via print resources, you will want to check whether there are:
- bans or restrictions on your products
- import or export licensing restrictions
- rates of duty payable when your goods enter your export market
- special handling, labelling and/or transportation requirements along the supply chain
You should also consider product safety and other technical standards in your export market. Your goods may need to be adapted to comply with these. Rules in your export market may be less or more strict than in the UK.
You can ask for information about your export destination country from a range of organisations, including:
the Invest Northern Ireland trade team
your UK Trade & Investment team within the commercial section of the UK embassy in your destination country
energy and power sector trade associations
the Chambers of Commerce in the UK and in your destination country
Invest Northern Ireland is a government organisation that supports Northern Ireland businesses trading internationally and overseas enterprises seeking to set up or expand in Northern Ireland. Invest Northern Ireland has an impartial global presence in countries throughout the world and helps businesses realise their international potential through knowledge transfer and ongoing partnership support.