Hi, been lurking on the forums for quite a while, this is my first post. I am currently outside the UK, and planning to take full advantage of the global economy. With market channels such as SellOnAmazon, Ebay (in addition to our own website), payment options such as PayPal and a plethora of order fulfilment services, there's really no need for sellers to be present in the country in order to reach the UK market. However, a few problems remain - mainly to do with: 1) Importing goods to UK. I've searched the EU Taric database, and couldn't find our product in it. We plan to sell wool felt souvenirs, accessories, bags, scarves and other handicrafts. Question: Would I need to contract a freight/customs agent? The desired end result would be for my goods to arrive to the fulfilment company's warehouse. 2) Taxation Naturally, selling in the UK would mean paying UK taxes. Would I need to register as a business? Is it possible to be elsewhere and trade in the UK? Or would I need to register a local company? This is a superb forum, and I'm sure that we can be useful contributors, willing to share experience and knowledge.