Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources

With help from our partners, we are pleased to offer businesses an ‘International Trade Information Kit’ below, which contains useful information and resources for businesses looking to grow their business internationally.

Scottish Enterprise

World Bank Doing Business Guides

Gives country-by-country data on the ease of doing business.

UK Department of International Trade’s Export Country Guides

Country guides for UK businesses who are interested in selling overseas or developing their international trade.

Market guides to help you find export opportunities and prepare to do business in new markets. Filterable by industry to search countries with the strongest potential for UK businesses within a particular industry.

OECD library

Online library of country and population statistics.

CIA World Factbook

Basic intelligence on history, people, government, transport, terrorism and more for 266 world entities.

HMRC’s Regional Trade Statistics

Find out current and historic export activity levels (volume and value) between Scotland and a range of global locations by international industry code.

UN Comtrade

Official international trade statistics to help you assess export activity in value and volume by country and commodity code.

Export Britain

Export Britain helps businesses to make new connections overseas by drawing on the power of the international UK business network of British Chambers and business groups.

The site also helps growing and prospective exporters navigate through the export journey by signposting the support available every step of the way. Additionally, Export Britain provides information on export training and documentation, events and trade missions, and inspiring case studies featuring successful UK exporters.

Market Snapshots

For an overview of various markets and information on opportunities, take a look at the British Chamber’s Market Snapshots.

Exporting is Great

The UK Government brings together international trade and investment information and services from across the government. It is maintained by the Department for International Trade (DIT).

DIT is the government department responsible for promoting and financing international trade and investment and championing free trade.

EU Trade Agreements

Find out more about the agreements the EU signed with other countries and regions around the world.

Market Access Database

This platform gives information to companies exporting from the EU about import conditions in third-country markets.

EU Tariffs Information

This page provides information on tariffs and other import measures applied to a given product imported into the EU.

Business Brexit Checklist

Read our Brexit Checklist, which helps businesses consider the changes that leaving the EU may bring to their firm.

Brexit Information and News