The Tate Group

Our range of products and services is design to help exporters and importers operate effectively within the complex world of International Trade.


We assist companies by providing essential skills and knowledge in trade procedures, enabling employees to handle export orders and international product procurement successfully.


Our workshops, trade reference, documentation and software applications form a unique suite of 'tried and tested' services. We are associate members of the Institute of Export and British International Freight Association.

The Tate Group incorporates
Tate Freight Forms Ltd

Today the majority of successful businesses trade with overseas buyers and sellers as a matter of course. However, new exporters and - since the rules for export and import are always changing - experienced exporters need to have the right tools and information to perform their legal compliance obligations. At Tate Freight Forms we assist companies with their export documentation solutions and provide publications on customs and shipping requirements to over 200 countries.

Despite widespread technical developments in advanced economies such as the EU, the US, and Singapore, much export processing is still conducted with paper-based documentation. However, producing correct documentation at the right place and time is a continual challenge for businesses. Export compliance can be affected by a single mistake from a shipping clerk or inflexibility of ERP systems not designed for creating the paperwork for foreign customs requirements.

At Tate Freight Forms we are unique, as we have designed an export solution that automates much of the process of document procurement and supplies the data and training required to comply with customs, banks, and logistics.

Tate Freight Forms has been the leading supplier of services to international trading companies for 35 years. We help over 3000 customers in the UK, including DHL, Marks and Spencer, Nestle, London Chamber of Commerce, BAE Systems, and many more across multiple sectors and verticals.

We are members of the Institute of Export and British International Freight Association.