Department for International Trade have a range of services aimed to support UK organisations with their export efforts around the world. For a full details on the range of services they offer including export opportunities, events, trade fairs and missions, please click here

    DIT Department for International Trade services for exporters

    Department for International Trade (DIT) staff provide expert international trade advice and practical support to UK-based companies who want to grow their business overseas, for further information please click here

    DIT’s Department for International Trade Advisor (ITA) Network

    There are a number of international trade advisors in each region of the UK. For further information on how they can assist you, please click here.

    Overseas Market Introduction Services (OMIS)

    A service which allows you to draw on the knowledge and experience of locally engaged Foreign Office Staff to help you collate specific sector information or determine key contacts in the market. It can also help you to prepare for any type of overseas event such as presentations, receptions and even site visits and exhibitions. For further information, please click here.

    Business Opportunities

    If you are a UK company looking for export leads and new markets, you can register now for DIT’s free sales leads service, brought to you from DIT offices worldwide. Each month hundreds of Business Opportunities are published across all sectors and in over 100 markets on their website. For further information, please click here.

    The High Values Opportunities Programme (HVO)

    Allows UK businesses to seek out global supply chain opportunities whilst simultaneously granting them on line access each month to potential customers around the world. For further information, click here.

    Events and Missions

    DIT host a number of events each year, please click here for full details of activities they are organising

    Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP)

    The Trade show Access Programme provides funding in the form of grants for eligible businesses to attend overseas trade shows. The funding helps your business gain market knowledge, experience in attending and getting the most from overseas trade shows and advice and support from trade experts. A number of our exhibitions receive TAP funding but for the full list please click here.

    E-Exporting

    By joining DIT’s e-Exporting Programme, UK companies and brands can reach consumers overseas through e-marketplaces. Some benefits include:

    • meet with an e-Exporting advisor to discuss export plans
    • receive help and advice on building your online and e-commerce presence
    • increase the reach of your brand globally
    • identify new e-marketplaces around the world
    • set up on e-marketplaces quickly
    • attend events and webinars about retail/e-commerce opportunities

    If you’re looking to sell online for the first time, you can also get help with:

    • trademark registration
    • website URL registration
    • landed cost calculation
    • packaging, shipping, payment
    • tax registration
    • marketing and related services

    For further information, please click here

    Export Finance Advisor

    UK Export Finance are the UK’s export credit agency. They help UK exporters by providing insurance to exporters and guarantees to banks to share the risks of providing export finance. In addition, they can make loans to overseas buyers of goods and services from the UK. UK Export Finance is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD). For further information click here

    There are various other forms of support from UK Trade & Investment, for further information on each of them, please click of the relevant link for you.

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