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PetQuip publishes updated A-Z guide on exporting

PetQuip and Gardenex have published the latest edition of their ‘A-Z Guide to Exporting’, which is now available exclusively for their members.

The newly published 95-page guide is a comprehensive resource of exporting information, advice and practical tips, containing over 400 links to websites which provide detailed information on all aspects of exporting. 

The latest edition provides advice on finding export customers, working with distributors and international customers and also explains the main kinds of export documentation and payment and shipping terms required in international trade. 

In addition, it provides a snapshot of 10 key international markets for the pet and garden product sectors, along with a glossary of exporting and marketing terms.

It features checklists on providing export quotations, export invoicing and booking export freight, plus a list of VAT rates across the EU. There are also sections on shipping, getting paid, legal and technical issues, intellectual property advice and on making the most of exhibiting at international trade shows. 

Ryan Foster, from PetQuip member firm Eden Holistic Pet Foods Ltd, said: “The new guide is full of essential and useful information that thoroughly covers the minefield that is export. 

“The guide has both the high level of expertise and also the clarity that we have come to expect from Gardenex and PetQuip.”

Martin Breen from Group55, suppliers of the Animology brand of petcare products, said: “We have long been members of PetQuip and really value their help and guidance, particularly with regard to export matters. 

“These can sometimes present unexpected complications and procedures that can be tricky to navigate, particularly for the uninitiated.” 

He added: “The A- Z Guide To Exporting is an invaluable tool that will be of use and benefit to any company that currently sells their products beyond our shores, or aspires to. Many thanks to PetQuip for compiling such a comprehensive ‘Bible’ for exporters, we will certainly be making good use of our copy.”

Amanda Sizer Barrett, director general of Gardenex and PetQuip said: “The A-Z Guide to Exporting is essential reading for UK exporters, especially in the run-up to the end of the Transition period following the UK’s departure from the EU.

“There is plenty of support available from Gardenex and PetQuip to help you export, in the guide itself and via our export email helpline, technical advice and international research and through the initiatives and events we organise throughout the year to provide members with new export leads, contacts and events.”   

She added: “The last couple of years have seen huge challenges for UK businesses with the uncertainties of Brexit and the current coronavirus pandemic but Gardenex and PetQuip are here to help. 

“As a member of our associations, companies can benefit from our help and support on all aspects of current and future exporting and we look forward to continuing to work with businesses to help them increase international sales.”

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