Help & Advice available for Exporters

  • Posted on Dec 03, 2019

Open to Export

Open to Export was founded by the Institute of Export & International Trade, Department of International Trade and the Federation of Small Businesses.

Open to Export is a free online information service from the Institute of Export & International Trade, dedicated to helping small businesses get ready to export and expand internationally and membership is free.

How They Can Help

A wealth of free information and practical advice is on their website including:

  • Step-by-step guides covering the whole export journey from “Selecting a Market” to “Delivery and Documentation”
  • A comprehensive webinar programme covering all aspects of international trade
  • The online Export Action Plan tool helping businesses create a roadmap to successful new markets

Department of International Trade (DiT)

Country Guides

A collection of Exporting Country Guides is produced by the Department of International Trade for UK businesses who are interested in selling overseas.  New country guides are added regularly plus published guides are also updated regularly.  These guides are available here

Exporting is Great

Become part of Exporting is GREAT, the Government’s most ambitious and high-profile export-focussed campaign ever – and join a UK-wide community plus access to a suite of digital assets to use in your communications and marketing.   You can find out more and register here

UK Export Finance

New Trade Finance for UK Exporters

You can get finance and insurance from the UK Government.  UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK’s export credit agency.  UK Export Finance allows you to win contracts, fulfil orders and get paid as UKEF makes sure you get paid by offering insurance against buyer default. UKEF works alongside DiT to support your business.  This is a new financial support package for small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) announced recently.  More information is on their website