At last! A voice for independent international trade & customs experts!
Launched this month is a new Society of Independent International Trade And Customs Experts – SIITACE.
This represents a new, fresh approach to looking after the interests and values of this vital independent sector. Specifically offering real help to the International Trade Community through our founding members specialist knowledge and experience covering all aspects of overseas trade including promotion & market entry; business support; international sales and marketing; customs; tax & vat; warehousing; trade finance; and logistics.
“I am proud to be a founder member of SIITACE. The opportunity to work and share ideas with fellow independent trade advisors is sure to be a great bonus to us individually and as a sector. It provides the ability to speak as one voice to influence government policy on exports and provide expert support to UK businesses in their drive to expand internationally following the exit from the EU”
Who runs SITTACE?
SIITACE is a Community Interest Company established to encourage collaboration and best practice within the international trade and customs disciplines. Our directors and founding members have many years of real-life experience in global trade and customs. We seek to attract a membership from all aspects of overseas trade beginning with experts in business support, sales and marketing, customs, tax & VAT, and logistics but growing in the direction our membership decides. It’s your society so, for that reason as we grow, it will take the shape needed to fulfil the business needs of international traders, importers and exporters.
Freedom to offer impartial support and advice
As a non-public sector organisation, not tasked to achieve government targets, we have the freedom to offer impartial support and advice to our members and to the wider international trade community.
Become a member….
Our members have access to the knowledge and experience of fellow members from all areas of the international trade spectrum. We are here to help and support each other.
Benefits of membership include:
- Support of like-minded professionals
- Access to our knowledge bank of resources
- Opportunity to contribute to debate and discussion on how we can work together to improve the provision of international trade advice within the private sector.
We are delighted to let you know that Go Exporting has been selected by Enterprise Nation as one of the Top 5 Export Consultants and Top 50 advisors of any category in the UK.
This success is down to you, our valued customers and subscribers. We thank you.
The vote is now open to select the No. 1 Export Consultant out of the 5 shortlisted. Would you be able to spare a couple of minutes of your time to vote for us via this link?
Being voted your No. 1 would be a great honour and help us deliver even more expert exporter content. We are planning a Lunch & Learn Session on Rules of Origin, participating in a round table discussion on the impact of Brexit with customs experts from Deloitte and will host a series of free webinars in early 2022 for example.
Thank you for your vote and continued support!
When you are just starting out on your export journey, there seems no end of opportunity. All you need to do is find a few distributors and off you go. Little or no cost and limitless returns?!
Unfortunately, the reality is much harder than it seems. There are many pitfalls to avoid. Targeting the right market and finding the best partner are both critical. Make the wrong choices and it can end up costing you $000s and even threaten your whole export journey.
What can go wrong?
- You target the wrong market and spend a lot of money trying to enter when other countries offer a better opportunity
- Your products/services are not suitable for the target market
- Your business is not properly prepared to handle export orders
- You try to cover too many countries in one go and end up just scratching the surface of the market, never really making progress
- You sign up a distributor, but they do nothing to promote your products/services, resulting in low or even zero sales
- Your distributor does not have the right contacts in your market sector to best represent your products/services in the market
- Your distributor does not have the resources to allocate to promote your products/services
- Your distributor or an associated company represents competing or conflicting products
Any one of these issues, or worse a combination of them, can derail your export journey before it really starts and cost you a lot of money.
This is where an experienced export consultant comes in. We can help you make the right choices from the beginning. Making sure the basics are right, assessing the opportunities, planning your export strategy, identifying and evaluating the right partners and distributors for your business, are all critical.
The costs of using a consultant can seem high initially but view it as an investment in your future business. The results of our input will be felt for years to come. Some businesses work with the right distributor for 20-30 years! Building successful partnerships can reap high rewards over time.
You would view an investment in plant and machinery or computers as essential for your business and write off the cost over several years.
Similarly, consultancy is an intellectual asset for your business, an investment that will bring returns over and over again, long after the project is complete.
So, when assessing the price of consultancy look at the costs and returns over a 5 – 10 year period.
As an additional peace of mind, we GUARANTEE to meet agreed outputs and KPIs or your MONEY BACK
So, you have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
We look forward to working with you.
Has your business deferred Customs Declarations since the start of last year?
If so, you have 175 days from the date of import to submit the full declaration. That time is nearly up. You or your customs agent must file with HMRC within that deadline.
Do you or they have the capacity to cope with the volume of entries required? Do you need additional support?
Go Exporting is pleased to offer our Customs Agency service to take up the excess. Don’t be caught out. We can help.
Contact us today for a no-obligation discussion on your requirements and how we can ease your Customs Declarations headaches!
On 26th and 27th January, we’ll be joining Enterprise Nation for a special Amazon Bootcamp.
The free educational online event will teach participants how to sell products globally, with sessions on marketplace essentials, guidance on shipping to the USA and selling into Europe after Brexit.
The Amazon Small Business Accelerator Boostcamp is free to join and will require a commitment of seven hours learning time over the two days where participants will also receive a certificate of completion.
Sign-up for this live Bootcamp and learn more about the agendas on both days here.