Links to Resources

Here you can access the resources mentioned in each chapter

Chapter 1

Find international opportunities for your business

UK Government market guides

Check duties and customs procedures for exporting goods

World Trade organisation (WTO) report 2020

The World Bank Report– Doing Business in 2020

The World Bank Doing Business 2020 Ranking (table)

Chapter 2

Guardian article – UK missing out on billions of pounds in exports

Business population estimates 2017
Business population estimates 2017 – GOV.UK (

Chapter 3

LO-C 30 Report, Role of Languages in International Performance for UK SMEs

 by Aston University and Association of Translation Companies

Chapter 4

British Government online marketplace information – Get help to sell online

McKinsey report – Urban world: Cities and the rise of the consuming class

Alibaba Group details

Five things to know about selling cross-border on Tmall

Chapter 5

Plain English website

Chapter 6

UK Government website for duties and customs procedures for exporting

World Bank Doing Business Guide

Google Trends


How to write a business plan from Start Up Donut website

Free business plan and cashflow forecast template from British Business Bank
Business Plan Templates
Cash Flow Forecast template

Guide for holiday dates in different countries

Chapter 7

What is legalisation

Document legalisation in the UK

Verifying an Apostille certificate issued in the UK

Full list of countries who are members of 1961 Hague Convention:

Translations of the 1961 Apostille Convention