Step-by-step guide to exporting


If you plan to start exporting from Northern Ireland, you’ll need to follow rules that depend on whether your goods or services are going to a country:

  • in the EU
  • outside the EU
  • outside the EU, via an EU country

You can also complete our Get Export Ready tool which will help you identify the steps needed to succeed in export markets and find the right support to bring your product or service to market.

This guide explains the process of exporting - it covers key information including, duty costs, how to classify your goods for exporting, understanding regional trade agreements and what licences you may require.