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Trading With Other Countries

Sooner or later you may find yourself doing business with customers and companies outside the UK. Online trading has made it easier than ever to buy and sell globally, so make sure you are prepared. Even if you're trading on eBay you might find there are rules about selling products in other countries.  Use our industry-standard resources to make sure you don't get caught out:

Kompass Global: A worldwide database of manufacturers, products and services. Access to up to 1.8 million companies worldwide. The database covers around 70 countries globally. Companies can be located using over 20 combinable search criteria including:

  • Products/services 
  • Trade Name 
  • Location 
  • Company Name 
  • Executive 
  • Number of employees 

Please note: this resource is only available to Manchester library members or at the Business & IP Centre in Manchester Central Library.
Limited version available at