Santander’s Trade Portal can help with overseas expansion by taking them through where to trade, with who, how to connect with suppliers, importers, and how to establish themselves overseas.The Trade Portal shows users the top 20 international markets for their product, which means you can quickly gain a sense of where you will find demand. It also shows the fastest growing markets for that product, and illustrates how well other UK companies are performing there. The Portal gives contact details of the biggest importers or suppliers for a given product in key markets, giving the user an invaluable means of making contact with potential customers or suppliers.Users can access information about Santander trade missions, as well as industry forums, regional trade shows and open public and private tenders.
The Trade Portal also provides an export calculator, which helps users assess the costs of exporting to each specific market. This includes export tariffs and tax charges, which can differ widely between various markets. Once a business has been trading overseas successfully for a few years, it will often look at establishing a local presence in that market. Here the Santander Trade Portal can provide all the legal and regulatory information required. Similarly, Santander’s International Desk team are stationed in 12 major markets from Brazil to the UK, and are there to provide the dedicated attention, skills and local knowledge for expanding UK companies, enabling them to take the difficult step of growing their businesses internationally with confidence and support.