You should thoroughly research your export destination country when planning to export.
There are a number of issues that you ought to consider. As a starting point, you may wish to seek advice from Invest Northern Ireland. Find out about the Invest NI support for selling outside Northern Ireland.
There are also various ways that you can research a potential export destination. These include:
- find out about growing your business internationally
- find export information from the British Chambers of Commerce
- trade associations
Aside from setting out detailed descriptions of paper and printing products under their customs code number, the UK Trade Tariff will show you whether any duties, prohibitions, restrictions and/or preferential measures apply to trade of that commodity within the European Union and/or with third countries.
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 where they differ from those in the UK.
Read more about researching and entering overseas markets.