If you are considering entering export markets directly and: you are not sure which countries you should consider, then create your country shortlist using this section.
If you are considering entering export markets directly but:
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Having drawn up your country shortlist, you can go on to the next stage of identifying potential buyers in those countries.
If you just want to limit your list to companies covered by Kompass, then just download this table. This spreadsheet also indicates which countries are in the European Economic Area. For each country, there is a link to the relevant ExportersAlmanac Country Profile. - Then make your own choice as to the countries of interest.
Providing access to a core group of some 250 multilateral trade instruments with references to approximately 450 amendments and protocols, in addition to legal maps, ratification tables, accession statistics and country analysis and technical assistance tools, LegaCarta offers a truly global picture of the multilateral rules that impact trade.
Identify customs tariffs, tariff rate quotas, trade remedies, regulatory requirements and preferential regimes applicable to your product.
The Rules of Origin Facilitator is the first comprehensive global online resource on tariffs, trade agreements and rules of origin designed with SMEs in mind. The tool enables you in a few clicks to find out import duties in foreign markets applicable to your product, available duty savings, detailed rules of origin, and certification procedures.
Analyse country and product competitiveness with trade flows – and see where you are positioned.
The Trade Map provides - in the form of tables, graphs and maps - indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and competitive markets, as well as a directory of importing and exporting companies (for registered users). Trade Map covers 220 countries and territories and 5,300 products of the Harmonized System.
You should ensure that none of your targets (countries - and later, companies) are subject to U.K. sanctions.
Using commodity codes to classify goods for export so you can:
Apply any policy limitations that your company has in relation to entering export markets. (e.g. distance, time zone, language, size of market, domestic currency etc. - see the ExportersAlmanac Country Profiles where you can browse these and other information listed by country.)
Apply any policy limitations your company has in relation to entering export markets
(e.g. sanctions applied by the U.S. and the U.N. not just the British Government, distance, GDP per capita, market size, currency, business languages, availability of British Representation* etc.) – browse the ExportersAlmanac Country Profiles.
Here you can see that:
*See also the ExportersAlmanac’s Overseas Support for British exporters.