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Tate's Import Guide the essential guide to all importers

Tate’s Import Guide, like its sister publication Tate’s Export Guide, provides essential information about the mechanics of international trade. Published in a Country and General Section and supplied with Tate’s International Trade Briefing it provides Importers with individually updated country information on 74 of the main supplier markets.


  • Summary of changes since last issue, pencil marked in individual countries
  • Quarterly update Online or in Print
  • Information on 74 countries including maps showing all air and seaports, economical and political considerations, payment terms and useful addresses
  • Comprehensive General Section on a myriad of importing information including seven steps of importing
  • International Trade Briefing Bimonthly
  • Helpdesk - to answer your questions on International trade

The Country Section covers topics such as: economic, political and cultural considerations, export controls, trade agreements, payment terms and useful addresses.

The General Section covers the seven steps of import (overseas collection, terminal handling, customs clearance at export, freighting, customs clearance at import, terminal handling and delivery at UK end). It gives full explanation on documentation and Incoterms® 2010 (terms of delivery), transportation and payment. It will help in finding suppliers and suggests what questions should be asked. It covers the legal requirements, import licenses, special treaties to reduce duty payments and a comprehensive explanation to work out what it is likely to cost. 

Published every three months Online and in an easy-to-read Printed A4 format. Each Print issue is updated and simply replaces the previous issue. No loose inserts and no ambiguity. 

Tate's International Trade Briefing provides an insightful country commentary, reviews of new regulations and Q&As. For all your questions about import order processing you have the comfort of our Helpdesk, where our panel of international trade experts will give you the benefit of their extensive knowledge and experience. 

International Trade Guide - Companies involved in both import and export have the option to purchase a combined online licence to both Import and Export Guides. Package includes the International Trade Briefing – Online and Helpdesk. A notification is sent out to advise subscribers of each new update or Briefing issue.

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Annual Subscription Options

Import Guide - Online

£299.00 Plus VAT

  • Access to Import Guide online, (quarterly update) | Int'l Trade Briefing (bimonthly issue) | International Trade Helpdesk.

International Trade Guide Online

£689.00 Plus VAT

  • <p>Access to Tate's Export Guide online, Tate's Import Guide online. This package also includes Tate's International Trade Briefing access to our helpdesk support.</p>