With a global commercial reach that extends into over 100 countries, the Department for International Trade (DIT) is the Government department that supports UK businesses export and grow into global markets. DIT international trade support and services are available to businesses of any size or level of export experience.
Locally the Department for International Trade team organise events, master-classes and clinics across the region and have a team of experienced International Trade Advisers providing free, impartial and confidential export advice and guidance. They will help you on your export journey and be able to signpost you to the most appropriate DIT services. Here in the East Midlands we have a team of 22 covering the North and the South of the region – businesses are allocated the best adviser depending on their location.
There is also a team of specialist advisers with particular responsibility for a key sector. These cover Transport Equipment & Advanced Manufacturing; Construction & Environmental Technologies; Food & Drink; Biotechnology & Healthcare; High Performance Technology as sectors backed up by two “topic” specialists who lead on E-commerce and Market Research as fundamentals of exporting.
You’re right to ask, especially as international trade may be at the forefront of your mind given the recent decision for the UK to leave the European Union.
Every company’s experience of exporting is different. But the good news is that – whatever your size – the rewards from selling your products and services overseas can be huge.
The benefits of selling internationally can include:
Regardless of your need or location, contact your local DIT team today on 0345 222 0159 or email info@tradeEM.co.uk
For online support visit www.great.gov.uk where you can:
Search for events, trade fairs, missions and webinars relevant to your sector or overseas markets and see upcoming DIT international ministerial visits at www.events.great.gov.uk
The Internationalising SMEs (ISME) project aims to enhance the capability and capacity of SMEs to exploit opportunities in overseas markets by providing:
The project is co-funded by the Department for International Trade and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which is one of the European Structural and Investment Funds.
ERDF funding has been allocated to this project by the following Local Enterprise Partnerships:
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