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Department for International Trade

DIT
The Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI) is responsible for promoting British trade across the world, and ensuring that UK companies take advantage of the huge opportunities open to them. Making the move into any new market – especially when you’re faced with different languages, cultures and regulations, can feel like a leap into the unknown. Exporting is GREAT supports UK exporters by listing live opportunities to target and by offering expert advice and guidance at every step of your exporting journey as well as training modules and downloadable resources.

There is also a knowledgeable local team of International Trade Advisers at your disposal, all of whom have great experience helping UK companies export.

Other services available to you include:

  • Exporting: is it for you workshops
  • Export master classes on various trade topics throughout the East Midlands
  • A programme of Midlands Engine market visits organised by DIT
  • Information about high value opportunities to help win business in large projects
  • Access to a national E-exporting programme to help UK retailers and brands export their products overseas via e-commerce, with special introductory rates agreed with marketplaces across the world
  • Tradeshow Access Programme providing financial support to help you attend and exhibit at exhibitions
  • Market research to help determine where in the world you should be targeting first/next
  • Find a Buyer a portal on which businesses who wish to trade internationally can register to be viewed by overseas companies.

The demand is out there, you should be too.

Internationalising SMEs

The Internationalising SMEs project provides a targeted programme of advice, events and financial support that will encourage and assist small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to move into new overseas markets.
To access the Internationalising SMEs project contact the DIT East Midlands International Trade Centre on 0345 052 4001.

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