Market Access Resources

Every country has its own rules and regulations. As an exporter, it is important to interpret local regulations correctly to avoid costly delivery delays caused by misunderstanding local customs. 

Select a country in the dropdown menu to view export resources explaining the local business environments, customs and regulations.

Australia Australia

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  • Doing Business in Australia: An Introductory Guide

    Get the low down on the investment climate in Australia, setting up a business there, the labour environment and various taxes that may apply to you.

  • Australian Government

    The Australia.gov.au website is a one-stop shop for all information relating to the Australian government. 

    Find out about how to export and do business in Australia here. 

  • Guide to Doing Business in Australia

    Gain insights into the key issues companies and individuals face when doing business in Australia such as human resources, employment law, banking and taxation.

Brazil Brazil

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  • Doing Deals in Brazil

    Learn about Brazil’s economic environment, financial and tax regulation and M&A activities, as well as Brazil’s politics and culture, among other subjects.

  • Guide to Doing Business in Brazil

    Gain insights into the key issues companies and individuals face when doing business in Brazil, such as human resources, employment law, banking and taxation.

China China

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  • Doing Business and Investing in China

    Learn about the investment climate in China, setting up a business there, the labour environment and various taxes that may apply to you.

  • China Customs

    China Customs provides the customs policy and regulations for goods entering China, the import and export statistics of the country, and a guide to its formalities. For HS codes, tariffs, and service providers (logistics providers, distributors etc), please refer to the ETCN website for more information.

  • ISSEC

    The IE-SCCCI Singapore Enterprise Centre (ISSEC) is a one-stop business services centre assisting Singapore companies venturing into China. It offers a suite of integrated services including business advisory, market information and business matching.

Germany Germany

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  • Doing Business and investing in Germany

    Learn about the investment climate in Germany, setting up a business there, the labour environment and various taxes that may apply to you.

  • Germany Trade & Invest

    Germany Trade & Invest is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Find out more about how to export and doing business in Germany here. 

  • Guide to Doing Business in Germany

    Gain insights into the key issues companies and individuals face when doing business in Germany, such as human resources, employment law, banking and taxation.

Ghana Ghana

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  • Doing Business in Ghana

    Learn more about the economy, tax & legal climate and industry specific information for the Ghana market.

India India

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Indonesia Indonesia

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  • Indonesia Customs

    The Indonesian Directorate General of Customs and Excise is an authority under the Ministry of Transportation Republic of Indonesia. There are several forms and documents you need to complete when exporting to Indonesia, for example the Indonesian Customs Tariff Book (BTBMI) and the Customs Declaration for Importation (PIB). View the import and export regulations here, or refer to the Indonesian Customs Guide for more information.

  • Indonesia Negative Investment List 2014

    Find out which are the sectors that are closed to foreign investment and the maximum percentage of foreign ownership allowed for sectors opened to foreign investments.

  • Taxation and Investment in Indonesia 2014: Reach, Relevance and Reliability

    Find out about the investment climate, setting up a business, business taxation, withholding, direct and individual taxes and labor environment of Indonesia.

Japan Japan

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  • Starting Operations in Japan 2011

    This report discusses the most common corporate structures for companies in Japan and the tax consequences of each, as well as other tax-related considerations for foreign investors.

  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

    The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a government-related organization promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.

    Find out about how to export and do business in Japan here. 

Korea South Korea

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  • A Summary of Korean Corporate and Individual Income Taxes

    Learn about the investment climate in South Korea and various taxes that may apply to you.

  • Invest KOREA

    Invest KOREA is the official investment promotion agency under KOTRA. It was established with the sole purpose of supporting the entry and successful establishment of foreign business into South Korea.

    Find out about how to export and do business in South Korea here. 

Malaysia Malaysia

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  • Greater Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Launchpad to Southeast Asia (2nd edition) 2015

    This report takes a look at Kuala Lumpur as a potential investment and business centre for Southeast Asia, based on its location, cost-competitiveness and availability of key services.

  • Malaysia International Tax and Business Guide (2015)

    Learn about the investment climate in Malaysia, setting up a business there, the labour environment and various taxes that may apply to you.

  • MATRADE

    MATRADE is the official trade promotion agency of Malaysia. They serve to promote Malaysia’s export and enable Malaysian companies to carve new frontiers in global markets. Find out more about doing business and export regulations in Malaysia here. 

  • Guide to Doing Business in Malaysia

    Gain insights into the key issues companies and individuals face when doing business in Malaysia, such as human resources, employment law, banking and taxation.

Mexico Mexico

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  • Taxation and Investment in Mexico 2014: Reach, Relevance and Reliability

    Learn about the investment climate in Mexico, setting up a business there, the labour environment and various taxes that may apply to you.

  • ProMexico

    ProMexico is the Mexican Government institution in charge of strengthening Mexico’s participation in the international economy. 

    Find out about how to export and do business in Mexico here. 

  • Guide to Doing Business in Mexico

    Gain insights into the key issues companies and individuals face when doing business in Mexico, such as human resources, employment law, banking and taxation.

Myanmar Myanmar

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  • Myanmar Business Guide

    This report contains details on Myanmar’s economy and investment climate, including its growth prospects, taxation laws, banking system and human resource and employment considerations, among others.

  • Myanmar Customs

    When exporting to Myanmar, you have to prepare a customs declaration form for clearance by the Myanmar Customs Department. The import documents required include the import license/permit, bill of landing, invoice, packing list and more.

Russia Russia

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  • Doing Business and Investing in the Russian Federation 2015

    This report covers the considerations of operating or investing in a business in Russia. These include the main economic trends, regulatory framework, and dynamics of key industries, among other criteria.

  • Invest in Russia

    The Invest in Russia website provides key information about doing business in Russia and step-by-step information on setting up a business in Russia.

    Find out more here.

South Africa South Africa

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Thailand Thailand

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  • Taxation and Investment in Thailand 2015

    Learn about the investment climate in Thailand, setting up a business there, the labour environment and various taxes that may apply to you.

  • Thailand Board of Investment (BOI)

    The Office of the Board of Investment (BOI), which operates under Thailand’s Ministry of Industry is the principal government agency for encouraging investment.

    Find out how to export and do business in Thailand here. 

Turkey Turkey

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UK United Kingdom

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  • Taxation and Investment in United Kingdom 2015

    Learn about the investment climate in the United Kingdom, setting up a business there, the labour environment and various taxes that may apply to you.

  • UKTI

    UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

    Find out how to export to UK and doing business in UK here.

  • Guide to Doing Business in UK

    Gain insights into the key issues companies and individuals face when doing business in UK, such as human resources, employment law, banking and taxation.

US United States of America

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Vietnam Vietnam

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  • Doing Business in Vietnam

    This report covers the basics of conducting business in Vietnam, including information on foreign investment, taxation, human resources and employment law and banking, among others.

  • Vietnam Customs

    Vietnam Customs is the main government body in charge of all import and export procedures and regulations of Vietnam. When importing goods into Vietnam, there are customs declaration procedures and several documents to submit, such as the import goods declaration forms, commercial invoice, bill of landing and more. It is important for you to understand the formalities and procedures before exporting to Vietnam.

  • Doing Business in Vietnam

    A detailed summary of the business climate and structure in Vietnam for aspiring entrepreneurs wishing to start or expand their business presence in Vietnam, Doing Business in Vietnam analyses for you the resources and finance required for starting an industrial or commercial firm in Vietnam.

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