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Enterprise Europe

NetworkHelp and advice for small firms in EU matters, including accessing markets both within the EU and beyond and applying for funding – the Enterprise Europe Network offers personal support through a network of local contact points. An online database also provides B2B contacts and information on funding.

Promoting international activities of SMEs

Going international means accessing new markets in the EU and beyond, but it also requires additional investments. How public authorities can reduce barriers to internationalisation - read more on this page.

Going global 

Opportunities await European small firms beyond the Single Market. Read more on market access, competition in the global marketplace and trade liberalisation.

Market access database (MADB)

The database gives key information to EU exporters on applied tariffs, import formalities, statistics and trade barriers and provides the possibility to report trade obstacles to the European Commission.

Trade Defence Instruments - ensuring fair trade for EU SMEs

Find out how to protect your company against trade defence measures, including subsidised and low-priced imports from non-EU countries, and what to do if you are exporting to a non-EU country and are affected by an anti-dumping, anti-subsidy or safeguard measures applied by that country.

Technical Barriers to Trade 

In order for EU small businesses to take full advantage of international trade, unjustified technical barriers need to be removed. Learn more about this international instrument on this website.

Funding through external cooperation programmes 

The EU's external aid programmes provide funding in the form of grants and public contracts.

European Customs Information Portal 

Information on the EU customs rules and procedures. If you want to import or export, don't miss the "model transactions" interactive customs scheme.

Taxation and Customs: electronic databases 

A list of all Commission databases related to customs and taxation.

Online customs tariff database 

This database covers all measures relating to tariff and commercial and agricultural legislation of relevance when importing or exporting goods to or from the EU.

Binding Tariff Information 

This is a tool to help enterprises obtain the correct tariff classification for goods they intend to import or export.

Doing business outside the EU 

Companies aiming to access markets outside the EU will find advice on this page. Information on the national aspects of this issue can be accessed via the right-hand navigation.

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The European IPR Helpdesk 

The European IPR Helpdesk provides direct support and advice in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues to beneficiaries of European Union (EU) funded projects focusing on Research and Technical Development (RTD) as well as Competitiveness and Innovation Programmes (CIP).

At the same time the European IPR Helpdesk provides direct support and advice to EU Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), including micro-enterprises, in general in the process of negotiating or concluding transnational partnership agreements, especially through the Enterprise Europe Network

International Trademark Association

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective commerce. The Association offers a wide range of complimentary resources and information on the basics of trademarks, via a dedicated SME Portal at



Portal Brasil

It is the Brazilian government website. It features information on legislation, culture and citizenship for both Brazilians and foreigners.

For audiences abroad, the English and Spanish versions of the portal feature information on the country, including competitive strengths. The Portal offers relevant information for overseas investors, foreign expatriates, tourists, journalists, scholars and researchers.

Brazilian Intellectual Property Office (English-language option available)

Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI)
Praça Mauá nº 7 - Centro
Rio de Janeiro - RJ 20081-240
Tel: +55 (21) 2139 3000
Fax: +55 (21) 2139 3398


EUBrasil is a non-profit-making association created with the aim of supporting the development of successful business relations between the European Union and Brazil, and at the same time promoting political and cultural links between the two partners.

Trade Shows

Brazilian Association of Trade Fairs Organisers: online database: online database:

Business Opportunities within Brazil's Solar PV Sector


UK Trade & Investment contact details at British Diplomatic posts in Brazil

British Embassy, Brasília
(Distrito Federal)
SES 801 Conj. K Lote 8
Brasília DF 70408-900
Tel:+55 61 3329 2300
Fax: +55 61 3329 2369
British Consulate-General,
São Paulo
Rua Ferreira Araújo 741, ground floor
São Paulo SP 05428-002
Tel:+55 11 3094 2700
Fax: +55 11 3094 2717
British Consulate-General,
Rio de Janeiro
Praia do Flamengo 284, 2nd floor
Rio de Janeiro RJ
Tel:+55 21 2555 9600
Fax: +55 21 2555 9672
British Consulate-General, Recife
Thomas Edison Business Building,
8th floor
Av. Agamenon Magalhães,
4775 Ilha do Leite
Recife PE 50070-160
Tel:+55 81 3031 5961
Fax: +55 81 2127 0247
British Trade Office, Porto Alegre
(Rio Grande do Sul)
Rua Antenor Lemos, 57 Conj303
Bairro Menino Deus
Porto Alegre RS 90850-100
Tel+55 51 3232 1414
Fax: +55 51 3231 6094
British Trade Representative,
Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais)
Mr. José Antônio Sousa Neto
Mobile: + (31) 9295-2222
UK Trade & Investment
Enquiry Service
Tel:+44 (0)20 7215 5000
Fax: +44 (0)141 228 3693


International trade contacts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Scottish DevelopmentInternational
150 Broomielaw
5 Atlantic Quay
Glasgow G2 8LU
Tel:0800 917 9534within Scotland
Tel:+44 (0)141 228 2828outside Scotland
Invest Northern Ireland
Bedford Square
Bedford Street
Belfast BT2 7ES
Tel:+44 (0)28 9069 8000
Fax: +44 (0)28 9043 6536
Welsh Government - Business Wales
QED Centre, Main Avenue
Treforest Industrial Estate
Treforest CF37 5YR
Tel:+44 (0)3000 6 03000


Other contacts for adviceon Latin America

Latin America MarketAdviser - North West
Paul Eadie MBE
UK Trade & Investment
Warren Bruce Court
Warren Bruce Road
Trafford Park
Manchester M17 1LB
High Growth Market Adviser
Chris Wall (Brazil and Mexico)
Mobile:+44 (0)7954 433169
UKTIBrazil related events:
UKTI online events search facility:
Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain Events:
British Expertise Events: online database:
The UK Intellectual Property Office is the Government body responsible for the national framework of intellectual property rights in the UK, comprising patent, designs, trademarks and copyright. If you are thinking about trading internationally, then you should consider registering your intellectual property rights abroad.
BIS - UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Tel:+44 (0)20 7215 5000- cosmetics, chemicals, detergents and cleaners, and disinfectants
Defra Tel:+44 (0)8459 335577- food, drinks, additives, disinfectants, pesticides, animal medicines, milk and dairy products, pet food and animal feeding, fertilisers, sugar and sugar products, protein crops, tea, coffee, cocoa, herbs, spices, tobacco flavouring and wines
Department of Health
Tel: +44 (0)20 7972 2927- medical equipment
Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Tel:+44 (0)20 3080
Forestry Commission
Tel: +44 (0)131 314 6549/6120- phytosanitary certificates for products or packaging materialmade out of or containing wood
BIS's Export Control Organisation's helpline
Tel:+44 (0)20 7215 4594
British InsuranceBrokers' Association
British Insurance Brokers' Association
8th Floor John Stow House
18 Bevis Marks London EC3A 7JB
Tel:+44 (0)870 950 1790
Fax: +44 (0)20 7626 9676