Welcome to Open Borders Direct® digitally de-risking international trade

A One-Stop-Shop to help Britain's SMEs to safely navigate international trade and new market opportunities

Create your unique Risk Report for each consignment based upon your actions & investigations as you use our various resources and tools

International Trade can be complex. With so many issues and risks coming from every direction, literally! The OBD® Platform explains and guides you through the potential pitfalls that you need to prepare for. It has sophisticated, innovative tools for SMEs to manage or mitigate the risks that might occur.

The Risk Report ensures anyone tasked with making decisions about importing or exporting can provide a full account of their choices. It’s fully automated so if you are a subscriber all the paperwork will autofill taking the pain out of the process and leaving you free to trade internationally with confidence.

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Risk Report
Technical Articles, Interviews & Guides
Templates for Contracts, Terms & Conditions
Regular newsletter
Incoterms® 2020 Tools & Guidance
HMRC Tariff Locator
Single Invoice Insurance
Global Corruption Perception & Anti-Bribery Guide
Global Trade Helpdesk
Ask Lesley - Instant chat, Support & Helpline
Foreign Exchange Cost Reduction
Intellectual Property Guidance
Simply VAT
International Due Diligence
SME Digital Vault (Escrow)

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Most of the digitised tools that we offer can be accessed as a Guest or as a Subscriber. We suggest you try them out for yourself and decide what works best for you. You can view the benefits of both options as shown – remember that as a subscriber you’ll benefit from cheaper rates and more tools each month – but sometimes you just want a ‘one-off’ use, and we understand that.

If you’re a member of a trade association check the list that we work with currently as you’ll gain 3 months free access through that membership!

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