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International Trade Related Services How to Proceed


Tax efficient trading in the procurement and supply of goods and services is key to the success of many ventures. Through the utilisation of certain corporate entities, clients are afforded treaty relief and other key benefits.

Please review the selection of the case studies below that relate to international trade and provision of services.

Should you find a structure that is pertinent to your international business affairs and require more information or a quotation, please contact one of our consultants who will be happy to assist with your enquiries.

Utilising the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for International Trade

Utilising Cyprus for International Trade

Utilising Ireland for International Trade

Utilising Hong Kong for International Trade

Utilising the Isle of Man for European Trade

Utilising Malta for International Trade

Utilising Mauritius for International Trade

Utilising Singapore for International Trade

Utilising the United Kingdom for International trade

Utilising the USA for International Trade

Utilising US LLCs for International Trade Back to top


OCRA Worldwide’s strength lies in its ability to deal with a wide range of international trading challenges.

Our carefully cultivated network of government, customs, banking and supplier relationships across the globe – developed over more than 35 years – ensures that you have the full support of the international trading community as you discover and enter markets far away from home.

Our worldwide connections span 20 key offshore fiduciary and financial centres making us sensitive to issues of culture and language, and allowing us to bridge the gaps that traditionally threaten the success of businesses operating in foreign territory.

We offer a range of commercial services to support and enhance your international trading activities. These include:

Administration Service

  • A turn-key administrative service for client companies
  • Project management
  • Arranging for the provision of legal, taxation advice and opinions
  • Drafting commercial agreements, consultancy and employment contracts
  • Assistance in opening and the operation of bank accounts
  • Trading and Letter of Credit services
  • A turn-key service for companies trading in or with the European Union including VAT registration; the filing of VAT returns; management; accounting; audit of documentary credit transactions; cash management; invoicing; etc.
  • Payroll solutions
  • The management of international personal pension schemes for expatriate employees

Cubicle and Physical Presence Operations

For clients wishing to set up a Physical Presence Operation at one of our offices, or who require any of the services listed above, please make contact with any of our offices.

Commercial Escrow Services

Our Commercial Escrow Services reduces risk for both buyers and sellers in the exchange of business process and ensures that conditions precedent are carried out prior to exchange.

Put simply, the definition of Escrow, means a method of transferring funds, goods, documents and other instruments of value, via a third party, to two or more principals, in accordance with specific instructions and conditions as set out by them.

This service is particularly important for independent parties who want to transact commerciallly but are not sure of their respective business practices and cultural background.

Through OCRA Worldwide’s network of offices our 'Closers' will be able to understand the intricacies of the commercial transaction and arrange for on-the-spot execution to meet the demands of all parties throughout the entire process.

Our in-house software programmers have developed our own application to manage the process. An online tracking system allows 'View' and 'Status' updates to the relevant parties 'To Do Tests' via the 'Closer'.

The parties therefore have access to real-time information thus facilitating a clear, definable and organised procedure towards completion.

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A bespoke 'offshore' solution can be complex and requires careful planning and execution. We therefore encourage our clients to contact us directly, without obligation.

While all of our consultants in our offices provide a Free Initial Consultation, the office listed below has particular expertise in this area and will gladly assist with advice on how to approach your unique challenge.

Alternatively, to select one of our multilingual offices, click here for a list of our office contact details.

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