Useful Links

UK Trade and Industry Links

Trade and Industry Associations

British Chambers of Commerce Manning House 22 Carlisle Place London SW1P 1JA Tel: +44 20 7565 2000 Fax: +44 20 7565 2049 www.britishchambers.org.uk

International Chamber of Commerce 14-15 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PS Tel: +44 20 7823 2811 Fax: +44 20 7235 5447 www.iccuk.net

Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Centre Point 103 New Oxford Street London WC1A 1DU Tel: +44 20 7379 7400 Fax: +44 20 7240 1578 www.cbi.org.uk

British Standards Institution 389 Chiswick High Road London W4 4AL Tel: +44 20 8996 9000 Fax: +44 20 8996 7400 www.bsi-global.com

British Bankers’ Association Pinners Hall 105-108 Old Broad Street London EC2N 1EZ Tel: +44 20 7216 8800 Fax: +44 20 7216 8811 www.bba.org.uk

Direct Marketing Association Haymarket House Oxendon Street London SW1Y 4EE Tel: +44 20 7321 2525 Fax: +44 20 7321 0191 www.dma.org.uk

Advertising Standards Association Brook House Torrington Place London WC1E 7HN Tel: +44 20 7580 5555 Fax: +44 20 7631 3051 www.asa.org.uk

UK Government Offices

UK government websites are readily identified and accessed via the official portal: www.ukonline.gov.uk

The House of Commons Houses of Parliament London SW1A 0AA Tel: +44 20 7219 3000

Trade Partners UK Department of Trade & Industry Kingsgate House 66-74 Victoria Street London SW1E 6SN Tel: +44 20 7215 5000 Fax: +44 20 7215 8000 www.tradepartners.gov.uk

Invest.UK Department of Trade and Industry 10-18 Victoria Street London SW1H 0NN Tel: +44 20 7215 2501 Fax: +44 20 7215 8451 www.invest.uk.com

General Inquiries

Department of Trade and Industry
1 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0ET
Tel: +44 20 7215 5000
Fax: +44 20 7222 0613
www.dti.gov.uk

Packaging and Labelling Requirements

Consumer Affairs Division 1A
Department of Trade and Industry
10-18 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0NN
Tel: +44 20 7215 0332
Fax: +44 20 7215 0315

Customs and Rules/Regulations for the UK

HM Board of Customs and Excise
Tel: +44 20 7620 1313
Fax: +44 20 7865 4944
www.hmce.gov.uk

Statistical Information

Central Statistical Office Great George Street London SW1P 3AQ Tel: +44 20 7270 3000 www.ons.gov.uk

HM Stationery Office Bookshop 49 Holborn London WC1V 6HB Tel: +44 20 7873 0011

UK Office for National Statistics Tel: (01633) 813493 E-mail: cspi@ons.gov.uk

Also you can use the following links:

www.ovum.com

www.idc.com

www.statistics.gov.uk

www.nua.ie

Work Permits, Consular Matters

Home Office
50 Queen Anne’s Gate
London SW1H 9AT
Tel: +44 20 7273 4000
Fax: +44 20 7273 3965

Environmental Regulations

Department of the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Nobel House 17 Smith Square London SW1P 3JR Tel: +44 20 7238 3000

Medicines Licensing and Regulation Department of Health Richmond House 79 Whitehall London SW1A 2NL Tel: +44 20 7210 3000

UK Patents

Patent and Trademark Office Concept House Cardiff Road Newport NP9 1RH Tel: +44 1645 500505

Central Bank

Bank of England Threadneedle Street London EC2V 8DQ Tel: +44 20 7601 4444

UK Commercial Banks

Barclays Bank PLC 54 Lombard Street London EC3P 3AH Tel: +44 20 7626 1567 Fax: +44 20 7488 0020

HSBC Bank PLC 10 Lower Thames Street London EC3R 6AE Tel: +44 20 7260 8789 Fax: +44 20 7620 4829

Lloyds TSB Bank PLC 71 Lombard Street London EC3P 3BS Tel: +44 20 7626 1500 Fax: +44 20 7523 3444

National Westminster Bank PLC 41 Lothbury London EC2P 2BP Tel: +44 20 7726 1000 Fax: +44 20 7726 1035

Multilateral Development Banks

European Bank for Reconstruction ands Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 20 7338 6000
Fax: +44 20 7338 6100

Market Research

A complete and up to date list of market research reports written by CS UK can be found on this website:www.usembassy.org.uk/fcs

Useful Contacts for Exporting to the UK:

Association of Port Health Authorities(APHA) Dutton House 46 Church Street Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1LL Tel: +44 1928 590440 Fax: +44 1928 581596

Department of Trade & Industry (dti) 1 Victoria Street London, SW1H 0ET Tel: +44 20 7215 5000/0334 Fax: +44 20 7215 0353 E-mail: dti.enquiries@dti.gsi.gov.uk Website: http://www.dti.gov.uk/ (for Weights & Measures Legislation) Food Standards Agency (FSA) Room 306C, Ergon House PO Box 31037 London SW1P 3WG Telephone: +44 20 7276 8000 Fax: +44 20 7238 6330 Email: helpline@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk Website: http://www.foodstandards.gov.uk/

H.M. Customs and Excise (HMCE) Portcullis House 27 Victoria Avenue Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6AL Tel: +44 1702 367 330 Website: http://www.hmce.gov.uk/ (For Tariff Code and Duty Rate Information)

Intervention Board Lancaster House Hampshire Court Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7YH Tel: +44 191 226 5050 Fax: +44 191 226 5212 Website: www.ib-uk.gov.uk

The Stationery Office PO Box 276 London SW8 5DT Tel orders: +44 20 7242 6393 Fax orders: +44 20 7242 6412 Website orders can be placed on: http://www.tso-online.co.uk/ (For Copies of UK Regulations, Orders or Acts)

Dept of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Nobel House 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HX Tel: +44 207 238 6000 (switchboard) Fax: +44 207 238 8991 E-mail: helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk Website: http://www.defra.gov.uk/

A document entitled “Food Law Guide” produced quarterly by the Food Standards Agency is available. This lists all UK food regulations known at that time in one handy document. It can be downloaded from the following website as a .pdf document: www.foodstandards.gov.uk/regulations/foodlaw.htm

It is, however, intended only as a general guide, for definitive information it is recommended to obtain and consult the appropriate Act, Order or Regulation. All regulatory documents cited in this report are available from the UK government’s Stationery Office web site:http://www.hmso.gov.uk/

Business Planning

For identifying general trends related to your bussines. Bird-Online provides a comprehensive selection of information. www.bird-online.co.uk

The Bnet, combines analysis reports and general business guidance, and with a £250 annual fee, you’ll have complete access to all its resources.

www.bnet.co.uk

UK Trade Associations

Fresh Produce Consortium 266-270 Flower Market New Covent Garden London, SW8 5NB Tel: +44 20 7627 3391 Fax: +44 20 7498 1191 E-mail: info@freshproduce.org.uk Website: http://www.freshproduce.org.uk/

British Frozen Food Federation 3rd Floor, Springfield House Springfield Road Grantham, Lincs, NG31 7BG Tel: +44 1476 515 300 Fax: +44 1476 515 309 E-mail: dg@bfff.co.uk Website: http://www.bfff.co.uk/

British Health Food Manufacturer’s Association 63 Hampton Court Way Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LT Tel: +44 20 8398 4066 Fax: +44 20 8398 5402 E-mail: pviner@hfma.co.uk (Director: Mrs. Penny Viner) Website: http://www.hfma.co.uk/

Food and Drink Federation 6 Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JJ Tel: +44 20 7836 2460 Fax: +44 20 7836 0580 E-mail: marion.owen@fdf.org.uk Website: http://www.fdf.org.uk/

Non Discriminatory Partial List of UK Commercial Public Analyst Companies Which Can Perform Product Formulation and Label Checks on Foodstuffs

Central Scientific Laboratories 445 New Cross Road London SE14 6TA Tel: +44 20 8694 9330 Fax: +44 20 8691 9163 Contact: Mr. John Salter E-mail: johnsalter@eurofins.com Website: http://www.eurofins.com/

Lawgistics Ltd Ambury House 89 High Street Huntingdon PE29 3DP Tel: +44 20 1480 455500 Fax: +44 20 1480 455533 Contact: Mr. Dennis Chapman E-mail: info@lawgisticsonline.co.uk Website: http://www.lawgisticsonline.co.uk/

Euro Fine Foods 2000 High Street Uffington Oxon SN7 7RP Tel: +44 1367 820771 Fax: +44 1367 820871 Contact: Kenneth Mitchell E-mail: kennethmitchell@compuserve.com Website: http://www.eurofinefoods2000.co.uk/

The Stevens Partnership River Meade 17 Wheatfield Avenue Worcester WR5 3HA Tel: +44 1905 353 417 Fax: +44 1905 353 557 Contact: Mr. Robert A. Stevens/Mrs Carol Stevens

Europe for Business 41 Portland Avenue Hove, East Sussex BN3 5NF Tel: +44 1273 421485 Fax: +44 1273 383033 Contact: Ms. Lindsay Wittenberg E-mail: lsw_europe@compuserve.com Website: http://www.europe-for-business.co.uk/

Tourism Links

British Tourist Authority Thames Tower, Black’s Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9EL Tel: (020) 8846 9000 Fax: (020) 8563 0302. E-mail: TRADEHELPDESK@BTA.ORG.UK (trade enquiries only). Website: www.visitbritain.com Promotes Britain abroad.

English Tourism Council Tel: (020) 8563 3000 Website: www.englishtourism.org.uk Address and fax number as above. Promotes Britain within the UK.

Britain Visitor Centre 1 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4XT Personal callers only. Opening hours: 0900-1830 Mon-Fri; 1000-1600 Sat and Sun (winter), 0900-1700 Sat and Sun (summer).

Scottish Tourist Board 23 Ravelston Terrace, Edinburgh EH4 3TP Tel: (0131) 332 2433 Fax: (0131) 343 1513 E-mail: INFO@STB.GOV.UK Website: www.visitscotland.com

Wales Tourist Board/Bwrdd Croeso Cymru 10th Floor, Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Road, Cardiff CF24 0UY Tel: (02920) 499 909 Fax: (02920) 485 031. E-mail: INFO@TOURISM.WALES.GOV.UK Website: www.visitwales.com Opening hours: 0900-1730 Mon-Thurs and 0900-1700 Fri.

Northern Ireland Tourist Board St Anne’s Court, 59 North Street, Belfast BT1 1NB Tel: (02890) 231 221 Fax: (02890) 240 960 E-mail: INFO@NITB.COM Website: www.discovernorthernireland.com Opening hours: 0900-1715 Mon-Fri.

Other Useful Links

Global Watch Online Information Service The website of the DTI’s international technical services. It provides information on science and technology news from around the world, which is updated daily. It also includes a monthly magazine, Global Watch. The mission of the new website is explained as helping UK organisations looking at technological developments overseas. It also has a Co-operative R&D through its Technology Networks which is accessible through EUREKA and other networks. Finally, Technology Partnering is a network of 16 international technology promoters sourcing overseas technical opportunities. www.globalwatchonline.com

British Consultants Bureau www.bcb.co.uk

British Telecom Directory Enquiries www.bt.com/phonenet

British Trade Registry for all UK Registered Companies www.companieshouse.gov.uk

Department for Education and Employment www.dfee.gov.uk

Department for International Development www.dfid.gov.uk

UK Trade Fair Database www.exhibitions.co.uk British Manufacturers and Exporters www.exportcourier.co.uk Foreign and Commonwealth Office www.fco.gov.uk Invest UK – Information and Advice on How to Invest in Britain www.invest.uk.com London Stock Exchange www.londonstockex.co.uk Ministry of Agriculture www.maff.gov.uk Gateway to Public Sector Information on the Internet www.ukonline.gov.uk British Trade International’s Information Gateway www.tradepartners.gov.uk British Trade International’s E-commerce Site www.tradeuk.com/menu British Tourist Authority www.visitbritain.com

UK companies, products, and services database www.tradeuk.com

List of British language schools, including contact information www.studyabroad.com

Study in UK, scholarships, and cultural information www.britishcouncil.org

British Council office in Iran http://www.britishcouncil.org/iran/

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