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Support for your business

International / Import and Export

Our team has vast experience in advising clients based across the globe and beyond (we have advised on contracts governing items in space). Our clients are as far-reaching as Canada, Estonia and India, so we are fully aware of the red tape that regulates the import and export of goods and products to international businesses. We also have experience working with European countries since Brexit made trade more complicated in many industries.

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Importing and Exporting

When trading internationally, not only must you comply with the regulations on trade in the UK, you must comply with the regulations of the country you are trading with also. This adds another level of complexity to your business planning. You also need to consider the jurisdiction and laws governing any contracts that you enter. These are some of the reasons we strongly recommend you seek legal guidance when setting up your commercial arrangements.

We can advise on:

  • Brexit regulations
  • Export and import controls
  • International data protection
  • Trade negotiations including drafting policies and agreements
  • Free trade agreements and trade remedies
  • Cross-border distribution and agency agreements
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Tariff and non-tariff trade barriers

Whether you’re a UK business looking to expand into cross-border trading, or you’re an international business looking to enter into the UK marketplace, our team is best placed to advise you. We can call on the expertise of our Employment, Commercial Property and Corporate Teams to advise on the different elements of a transaction so we offer a true one-firm approach. We also have contacts in almost every country who can assist with specialist advice if required.

Get in touch

Talk to us about your legal challenges and discover how our expert, pragmatic legal advice and broad commercial acumen can help.