Preparing to export
Thurrock is very well placed for exporting goods from the UK.
The local rail network serves London Gateway and the Port of Tilbury. Freight handling airports, including London Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Heathrow and East Midlands – are within easy reach. Local freight forwarders and freight agents are available to help with export arrangements.
For general advice, go to GOV.UK: exporting and doing business abroad.
For advice on trading after the Brexit transition period, go to exports from 2021.
Exporting food or animal products
Check whether restrictions on exporting foods to some countries will affect your export.
Check types of export health certificate and other documents you may need.
Understanding your market
Before you export to another country, you must first understand that country's import conditions.
You can get useful information and contact details from the:
UK commercial attachés
The UK has strong diplomatic links with many countries.
The Commercial Attaché at the British Embassy or British High Commission in any country is responsible for promoting the UK's economic interests. They may be able to give you more information.
For contact details, go to GOV.UK: find a British embassy, high commission or consulate.
Commercial attachés of other countries
You can also contact the Commercial Attaché at the embassy or high commission of the country to which you wish to export.
For a full list of diplomatic representatives in the UK, go to GOV.UK: foreign embassies in the UK.