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BHETA International Trade FREE advice service

To support BHETA members, we have engaged expert provider, Strong & Herd, to provide a dedicated FREE Helpline and business support service for most international trade questions, covering areas such as:

  • Export Support
  • Import Support
  • Customs Compliance Support
  • Excise
  • Customs Computer Systems
  • UK VAT
  • Finance and Payment Methods
  • Export Development (including market information, selecting/managing agents and distributors, export strategy, event management, pricing and payments, managing corruption risk).

For clarity, the Strong & Herd advice service has some restrictions:

  • They can’t undertake market research, except for limited and specific questions and as set out below
  • They can’t provide legal advice
  • They can’t recommend which agent/distributor to appoint, what prices to set or what terms of business to agree to
  • They can’t get directly involved in resolving any disputes with clients or intermediaries


Department for Business & Trade

“Talk to DBT, because wherever you’re looking at, they’ll have a specialist in that area…there’s always someone with the answers you need” Graham Cartledge CBE, Chairman, Benoy.

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Travel or do business in Europe: Brexit guidance

Find out how new Brexit rules apply to things like travelling, working, studying and doing business with Europe in or with EU countries. The DBT website includes information on:

  • Travel to the EU
  • Business travel to the EU
  • Importing and exporting
  • Providing services to the EU
  • Transport goods to the EU
  • Employing people
  • Exchanging data with EU businesses
  • Live, work or study in the EU
  • Living in the UK as an EU citizen
  • Travel to, work or study in the UK as an EU citizen
  • The UK and EU trade deal



DBT webinars

The DBT delivers regular free webinars, providing help and advice to sell overseas with confidence, gain new skills and knowledge, discover solutions to specific challenges and to answer your exporting questions.

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The government’s single destination for information on UK trade, investment, tourism and education.

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British Chambers of Commerce

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is a powerful and influential network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK working in conjunction with the DIT.

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Home Improvement Manufacturers Association (HIMA)

With the DIY – including the gardening sector – business becoming increasingly global, it is important that European manufacturers and suppliers have access to the strength and support of a European federation.

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Overseas exhibitions:

Members should contact the BHETA Member Services for more information.

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Export service providers

Exclusively Show International Drinks Event

BHETA owns The Exclusively Show, the UK’s premier showcase of housewares, tableware and small domestic appliances. The show is held in the Business Design Centre in London each June. Over the last 10 years the number of key international retailers visiting the show has grown strongly.

For exhibitors, the International Drinks Event is held on the Monday evening and provides a great opportunity to have short ‘meet the buyer’ networking sessions with the international retailers ahead of the show.

In 2023, the show welcomed retailers from, amongst others, Germany, France
Nigeria, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, The Channel Islands and South Africa

For qualifying retailers, BHETA provides financial contributions towards flight and hotel costs, catering within the show, VIP show registration, an International Drinks Event on Monday 11th June and the Exclusively Drinks reception on Tuesday 14th June.

Any international retailer interested in more details should contact the Sally Gordon in the Exclusively Team, on

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