Grow your export business
Experienced exporters need advice and support just as much as first-timers. Whether it's about expanding your footprint in existing markets, identifying and breaking into new, high-growth ones, or investing in overseas operations and operating regional hubs, there is wide and deep practical expertise to call upon.
The Department for International Trade (DiT) is dedicated to help businesses with their exporting needs and questions. Get in touch with them for personal advice.
There are various other organisations to help you with your export questions, including how to finance and how to licence your business. You'll find links to these below.
- Arrange a face-to-face meeting with an export adviser
On average, companies earn £100k in additional sales within 18 months of working with DiT, and the advice given by our trade experts is free.
- From local to global - How to expand your business overseas
This guide to exporting gives you tips, advice and examples of how to get your business selling in new overseas markets.
- Department for International Trade
Services for exporters
- DiT Business Opportunities
Free service to help you find key relevant overseas contracts, tenders and projects
- UK Export Finance
Helps UK exporters by providing guarantees, loans and insurance policies that complement those on offer in the private sector. Also provides guidance on sources of export finance.
- Export Britain
A resource from British Chambers of Commerce covering export training, services, documentation and events
- Export control training courses
The Export Control Organisation runs a comprehensive programme of seminars and workshop for companies whose exports are of a defence, security, high tech or strategic nature
- The British Exporters Association (BExA)
An independent national trade association representing the interests of the export community
- Open to Export
Free webinars and support from the UK export community
- Export Licenses
Find out what an export license is and if you need to obtain a license.
- Protecting your UK intellectual property abroad
Intellectual property (IP) is territorial and you need to protect it wherever your market is. Learn more about how to protect your patent, trade mark, design or copyright abroad with help from these Intellectual Property Office guides
- IP protection abroad: Country Guides
These country guides from the Intellectual Property Office provide tailored IP information for key markets throughout the world. They describe the issues you may face with IP infringement, offer advice on how you can effectively tackle these, and provide links to sources of further help.
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