International information

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:

Passport by Euromonitor International
Passport is a global market research database providing insight on industries, economies and consumers worldwide, helping you analyse market context and identify future trends impacting businesses globally.
Contains over 4,500 global, country, industry and company reports.
Available at Bury Central Library, Manchester Central Library, Stockport Central Library.

D&B Hoovers
Company profiles for over 30 million private and public companies worldwide including information on over 35 million company executives and news analysis from 2,500 sources.
Available at the BIPC Manchester only.

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

Available to Manchester library members or at the BIPC Manchester.
Limited version available at


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