If you have a country shortlist, then:

  • You can search for companies that fit your profile using:
  1. Kompass free web search; or
  2. Kompass Bespoke List Service; or
  3. Kompass EasyBusiness
  • Further shortlist those companies (using First Report's Credit Reports).
  • If you are importing from the EU, you should also check their VAT and EORI Numbers.

N.B. If you are not yet sure in which countries you may find potential suppliers, then we would suggest you first review the section International Markets and\or Country Profiles in the Information Resources section.

Kompass Direct Bespoke List Service

Using the same online interface as the free services, use the search criteria to create your own tailored target list for downloading. Prices on request - but mention that you saw this service here to be given a 10% discount. (*The price for the file containing your target list is shown before you buy.)


*N.B. If you just need a list of a few hundred companies, this is an economic alternative to EasyBusiness. However, if you need heavier access to the Kompass database, then you should consider subscribing to EasyBusiness.

Kompass EasyBusiness

The' global B2B database Kompass EasyBusiness database will help you find the right customer leads and marketing lists, whether you use data for telesales, email, digital marketing events or direct mail campaigns. Kompass' dedicated teams on the ground collect data locally, giving them a real understanding of your target markets, as well as helping Kompass satisfy data compliance regulations in each region.

  • Expert data specialists in 65+ countries - collecting and verifying data locally – so Kompass can share their valuable local knowledge without you even leaving your office.
  • Access a database of more than 33 million companies worldwide, whether you need business information for email marketing, telesales, field sales or direct mail, use their range of tools to drill down to find exactly the right list of sales leads for your campaign.
  • More than 60 key search criteria to help you source relevant prospects for your sales and marketing activity. You can refine and view your targeted marketing lists, then export the data or upload onto your own CRM system.
  • Focus on the right contacts. Smart data will help you find new business contacts as well as develop your business in new markets. Sales Accelerator, our EasyBusiness add-on, integrates live Big Data from 200k media sources (web, social, networks, blogs). This not only gives you access to thousands of contacts, but you can also setup customised news and job alerts to help you keep track of your leads.


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UK, Europe, Worldwide or bespoke country packs available – prices start from just £1,495 plus vat for a full 12 months access. (Mention that you the service here and you will be given a 10% discount.)

International Reports - Trade Internationally With Confidence

Before relying on a new international supplier, it is advisable to take out a Credit Report on them. It's easy to do, just:

  1. Search the company here to check a company.
  2. Select from the report choices offered (links to sample reports are offered to help you decide).
  3. Pay by credit/debit card or PayPal - or, if you prefer, you can request a pro-forma invoice to make a bank transfer.


First Report offers reports from over 200 countries and employs the best agents available in each country/region/area. The on-line reports are automatically updated the moment new and verified data is available assuring the latest report is always sent to you.

Credit Reports for: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland (Eire), Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and USA are delivered online. For all other countries, offline reports can be provided within 2-10 days according to the speed requested when placing your order.

International Credit Scores

First Reports' on-line International credit reports sometimes have letters in place to determine the given risk. The chart below shows how the risk is scored:

  • A Very Good Credit Worthiness (Lowest Risk).
  • B Good Credit Worthiness (Low Risk).
  • C Satisfactory Credit Worthiness (Moderate Risk).
  • D Not Creditworthy.
  • E Rating suspended.

Where the risk is shown as a number it is normally scored out of 100 where the lowest risk is the highest number. If the score is not made out of 100 the score would usually be shown as for example 5/10.

International Price Tariffs

These are based on International Credits per Report with a single International Credit costing £9.00 (+VAT)

The minimum cost for an International Report is 5 International Credits.

For further details and explanations covering the details behind the Credit Report analyses and Credit Score calculations see First Report's FAQs. - If you would like to discuss anything with First Report by telephone then you can call FreePhone 0800 716998 or +44 (0)344 414 4014 Monday to Friday during UK Business Hours - or visit First Report and chat online (again during UK business hours).

To contract with other companies in the EU, you should check their VAT Numbers:


and their EORI Numbers: