Useful Contacts


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Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

  • A statutory levy board delivering extensive research and development programmes which are scientifically-robust and commercially useful for levy payers

Ashbury Labelling

  • A leading provider of regulatory and food labelling advice, working to ensure products are compliant with food legislation. Will help solve your labelling, artwork and regulatory issues.

British Chambers of Commerce

  • An independent network of 53 chambers across the UK working with all businesses and sectors to help them grow. They provide excellent certification guidance including information on Export Health Certification (EHC).

DIT International Trade Advisor (DIT ITA)

  • Advisors providing guidance to support companies wishing to trade in international markets. Contact a food and drink specialist who can help before you start to conduct in-depth research.

e-z Cert

  • An online UK service for electronic certificates of origin and other certified documents. The service is provided by all Chambers of Commerce.

EU Market Access Database

  • An EU resource providing information for exporters about import conditions in third country markets, including tariffs, trade barriers, food safety measures and rules of origin.

EU SME Centre China

  • An EU initiative that provides a comprehensive range of support for SMEs, including foodfocussed guides and webinars on doing business in China. Additionally the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) works closely with the British Chamber of commerce in China to support opportunities for UK businesses in and with China.

Export Britain

  • An online resource from the British Chambers of Commerce that showcases opportunities overseas and links UK exporters to support from British Chambers and business groups in the UK and around the world.

Exporting is GREAT

  • A Government database of export opportunities identified by Department for International Trade (DIT) and UK Government posts overseas. It is searchable by business sector and market.

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

  • An independent Government department responsible for food safety and hygiene across the UK.

Institute of Export

  • A professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of exporters.

Intellectual Property Offices

  • The official UK Government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright.

International Trade and Investment (ITI)

  • The UK Government department working with businesses based in the UK to ensure their success in international markets.

Open to Export

  • An online community supporting UK business with exporting activity. Information on export opportunities, key contacts, events and webinars, as well as a platform for questions to a community of experts that are willing to help.

UK Export Finance

  • The UK's export credit agency providing credit and investment insurance, Supporting information available such as international agreement details and a summary of the application processes and considerations.

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Last reviewed: 22 Aug 2017