Advances in technology and communications have made international trade more achievable – and an enticing option for businesses looking to expand.

Setting up a trading operation in a foreign jurisdiction can be a daunting experience but Cassons bring in support from our colleagues around the world. We will make sure that you
are speaking with the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce International Business Team, and provide you with the help you need on issues ranging from VAT on exports to the set-up and ongoing reporting obligations of an overseas operation.
Cassons are members of BKR International, a global association of independent accounting and business advisers with over 500 offices in 80 countries. We attend meetings and conferences around the world to develop personal relationships. This means that we know exactly who to call on behalf of our client.
We recently helped a client set up an entity in the US. After conversations to establish their objectives for setting up in the States, whether they were considering a subsidiary or stand-alone company, whether they would have any employees in the US, their scale of activities, and whether profits will be retained within the business or repatriated to the UK.
We put them in touch with our international colleagues to discuss structuring, including the best entity type and the state in which it should be registered, and the interaction with UK taxes.
As location was important to the client, we then enlisted the help of another BKR member firm who were better placed geographically to deal with the company set up and ongoing US compliance.

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