UKTI is now called The Department of International Trade (DIT)
Enterprise Europe Network
Exporting goods and services
The Growth Hub has advice and support for both experienced exporters and businesses looking to take their first steps into the export Market. Whether you are looking to grow your existing markets, develop new markets, discover high-growth ones, or investing in overseas operations and operating regional hubs, the Growth Hub can signpost you to the correct places for help.
Our two export Partners with a wealth of expertise are: Useful export organisations
New Government export Hub.
The launch of the GREAT.gov.uk trade hub for businesses will help them access millions of pounds’ worth of potential overseas business, give practical advice, and signpost support to help them win lucrative contracts.The site will act as a single digital destination for trade and investment, bringing together and connecting UK businesses, international buyers and international investors. Whether businesses are new, occasional or frequent exporters, they will be able to take advantage of the new suite of tools and exclusive deals on fees or commissions with some of world’s leading online marketplaces.
View the latest export opportunities from Enterprise Europe Network.
View the export opportunities from Department of International Trade (DIT)
On average, companies earn £100k in additional sales within 18 months of working with DIT, and the advice given by their trade experts is free. Arrange a face-to-face meeting with an export adviser and discover how you can start to grow your overseas market.
If you are looking to start exporting or expand into new markets From local to global – How to expand your business overseas guide will help you with advice on finance, online exporting and top tips from experienced exporters.
Department of International Trade Sell online with the DIT’s e-Exporting programme can help UK companies and brands sell products overseas through online channels.
To find the TAX payable on both imports and exports, check the Trade Tariff here.
Export products are clasified under the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System also known as the Harmonized System (HS) and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) which are internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify traded products. You can read this layman’s guide to both HS and HTS codes.
Export Savvy is a web site run by entrepreneurs who have grown their export businesses and has a comprehensive set of resources to help your business expand into overseas markets.
If you are looking for help with funding your export growth then UK Export Finance can help 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.
The British Chambers of Commerce Export Britain guide covers export training, services, documentation and a range of exporting events.
Doing business in Australia: The Australian trade and export guide.
There are a number of Export control training courses which provide 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) is an independent national trade association representing the interests of the export community.BExA seeks to promote the interests of its members and all UK exporters, with a particular focus on trade finance and export credit insurance.
Open to Export offer free webinars and support from the UK export community.
Find out what an Export Licenses is and if you need to obtain a license. Whether or not you need an export licence for your goods will be determined by 4 factors, the:
- nature of the goods due to be exported
- destination concerned
- ultimate end use of the goods
- licensability of trade activities
Intellectual property (IP) is territorial and you need to protect it wherever your market is. Learn more about how to Protect your UK intellectual property abroad with help from the Intellectual Property Office guide.
These IP protection abroad 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.
Explore the trade relationship between the UK and the rest of the world in our interactive map.
Explore the UK’s trade relationship with the EU and Rest of the World with our interactives.
UK Exports 2015