The UK and Scottish Governments have launched a new service to help tackle barriers to exporting faced by Scottish businesses.
A trade barrier is something that slows down, limits or prevents a UK business exporting to, or investing in, an overseas market.
After the UK’s exit from the EU, it is expected that Scottish exporters could encounter new and additional trade barriers.
Businesses, representative organisations and industry bodies can use the new tool to log any barriers to exporting goods or servicing they are experiencing.
Specialist advisors from the Department for International Trade (DIT) and/or Scottish Government will then contact you to let you know if and how they can help.
To report a trade barrier visit https://www.great.gov.uk/report-trade-barrier/
Before filling in the form:
- check that your problem is a trade barrier
- be ready to include as much information as you can about the barrier and its impacts
- remember to indicate that your business is located in Scotland.