International Trade Help


Navigating the world of international trade can be complex if you haven’t done it before.

There’s so much to think about:

  • commodity codes,
  • rules of origin,
  • customs declarations,
  • not to mention the changes as a consequence of the UK leaving the EU.

However, trading internationally can be a fantastic way to grow and scale your business as it gives you the opportunity to diversify into new markets.

Before you jump straight in to International trade, take a look at the support provided below from the various different initiatives available in the D2N2 area. From the Chamber of Commerce to the Department of International trade, we can signpost you to the right support for your business.

Useful International Information

A range of useful links for businesses looking to trade Internationally...
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Department for Business and Trade

The Department for Business and Trade is responsible for promoting British trade across the world, and ensuring that UK companies......
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Empowering SME's in International Trade

Support for SMEs based in the East Midlands that are either importing or exporting....
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Go Global

Guidance, training and tailored support to help businesses trade internationally...
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Institute of Export & International Trade Support

The Institute of Export & International Trade is investing over £5m to support businesses to export...
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Innovate UK EDGE Global programmes

Innovate UK EDGE is the UK’s innovation agency, and a part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which is......
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Report a Trade Barrier

Information from DIT on resolving trade barriers...
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Exporting Goods from the UK

HMRC offer a range of support for exporters. Companies new to trading overseas will find HMRC’s Guide to exporting......
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Open to Export

An online forum and resource for exporters from the Institute of Export and International Trade....
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Chamber International Trade Team

Information and support for companies trading internationally can be accessed through the East Midlands Chamber International Trade team....
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