At GWS we understand that exporting plays a vital role in both the British and the wider European economies, and we are dedicated to giving exporters every possible help.
In our own field, we can give you a competitive edge by transforming your Web site into a genuinely multilingual site, with the ability for your European or other customers world-wide to change to their own language on any page.
We have also conveniently gathered together a number of links to other export resources that we hope you will find useful.
Web sites with help for exporters
Please note that GWS is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these sites.
This is the Web site of UK Trade and Investment - the Government organization helping international businesses realize their potential. This impressive site offers tailored, experienced and impartial advice and training which could maximize your company's chances of succeeding overseas. By logging in and becoming a registered user, you could access
- News and research tailored to your business
- Sector reports for specific countries
- 'Business opportunities' alerts from their global network of international trade specialists
This site also enables you to search for and find details of your local Business Link team
This is the Home Page of the Institute of Export. The Institute was a founder member of the International Association of Institutes of Export, now renamed the International Association of Trade Training Organizations (IATTO), many of whose members have based their qualifications on those pioneered by the Institute in the UK.
Their training programme is open both to members and non-members of the Institute and includes short course training for exporters, international Traders, individuals and companies. Courses are held throughout the UK.
This is the Web site of the International Chamber of Commerce, which describes itself as 'The world business organization'. It champions the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in international trade.
The Customs and Excise Web site is essential reading for anyone involved in importing or exporting. Click on the 'Import and Export' button near the top of the page and you will be taken to a section that provides assistance on any matter relating to Importing or Exporting Goods
Much valuable information is available. You can download a summary of 'International Trade - A blueprint for the future customs environment'
Factoring from Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance helps companies with their international trade. If you are considering exporting or you already export, the team at Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance is there to help.
Bibby Factors International actively supports and funds exporters by advancing funds against invoices raised to overseas customers for goods or services provided. 100% export on the ledger no problem. All major trading currencies accepted. Local banking facilities in most areas worldwide allowing your customers to pay easily and cheaply. Most areas of the world accepted, exceptions only for war zones and political/legal restrictions. They can do your credit control in the language of your customer. 16 languages spoken in their UK office and global network of group companies. They can also offer import finance to fund confirmed orders for finished goods. For more information contact Ruth Bethel on 07889 643625.
The National Centre for Languages exists to promote a greater national capability in languages and is the Government's recognized centre of expertise in this area.
Their Web site includes a valuable section on Web site Localisation, the introductory page of which states that more than half of all Web users 'speak a native language other than English, so by speaking to your potential customers in their own language gives you a real competitive advantage. Communicate only in English and you put up a language barrier between yourself and half of your potential market.'
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council is the global marketing arm and service hub for Hong Kong-based manufacturers, traders and service exporters. They have more than 40 offices around the world.
TDC aims to enhance an organization's efforts to expand business in international trade by providing marketing opportunities, business matching services, market intelligence and SME development programmes.
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