Improve the way your business trades internationally

Firms looking to improve the way they trade internationally are encouraged to go online for help and advice.

Do you want to access the most accurate information on UK import and exports FREE?

Well, look no further than and you will find quality information enabling you to identify new trade opportunities for your products across the world, our services are designed to help save you time and money.

Why you may need Trade data available on

Their trade statistics are used as market intelligence to identify growth areas, forecast trends and analyse patterns. If you export or import goods or face competition from businesses that do, accurate data about your markets, customers, suppliers and competitors is essential to the success to your trade. The Interactive Trade Database is a very simple way of getting all the import and export information you may need. The software allows you to create and manipulate your own trade data tables at both 4 digit (general) and 8 digit (detailed) data. The data is updated monthly is available from 1997 to date.

Also available are UK Regional Trade Statistics, for international trade in goods for the nine Government Office Regions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The information available provides valuable information on monitoring regional performance particulary in export markets and is available on a quarterly basis from 1996.

Another very useful service we offer on is Importers’ Details; a database of over 130,000 names and addresses of UK based businesses that import goods from outside the European Union. You can search, view and save names and addresses of non – EU importers’. The database is updated monthly from information taken from Customs documentation.

The website also has an Alert Service, providing information relevant for importers and exporters. Registrations to this new service are increasing rapidly as is the range of information on offer. The Alert Service started with 6 sectors which has now increased to 25, including Notices from DEFRA, the Department of Trade and Transport, all the latest on Anti- Dumping duty and EU Trade News.

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Another new and exciting product is Stat Facts, created for ease of reference to specific data on UK imports and exports. It is split into two areas, one specialist sphere providing data relating to specific trade sectors and event data, which provides data relating to seasonal products linked to events such as Christmas. provides numerous other products and services including Intrastat, which is the system for collecting statistics on the trade in goods imported and exported between the countries of the European Union (EU). There is a step-by-step guide to completing Intrastat documentation, a fully searchable Intrastat Classification Nomenclature (ICN online) to help you find the appropriate commodity code for your goods and information on how to submit your Supplementary Declarations electronically – a lot faster and easier than the paper method.

UK Trade and Invest hope enjoy using the free services on our website and please let us know your views. We can be contacted via the website  


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