Looking at the export market or indeed looking to doing business overseas? We have had some hands on experience and would recommend you speak with the people at www.ukti.gov.uk/pt_pt/export.html?null first. They normally run Local Export Clinics.
It is a minefield and being guided helps. You’ll get an international trade advisor and they also run a programme called ‘Passport to Success’, which for a nominal registration fee gets you started and includes a bunch of free courses.
There’s also an initiative called OMIS (Overseas Market Intelligence Service) they do which helps establish a green light (or not) for your product in that new territory. Saving you valuable time and money.
If you are looking at establishing a new business, office or trading presence ‘in-country’ the chances are you are going to need to get your documents translated and legalised, especially if they are non-English speaking. The FCO are responsible for legalising the UK original documents.
Each country has its own set of rules. But if you’re looking at trading with a Spanish speaking territory, then www.tlcuk.biz can help with the translation and legalisation.