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Export expertise

Find out more about DIT's services

Passport to Export programme

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  • Suited to new or relatively inexperienced SME exporters
  • 12 month one-to-one support from an international trade adviser
  • Help assessing export capability and creating an action plan
  • Advice on market research and selection
  • Access to DIT’s global network of contacts

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Overseas Market Introduction Service

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  • Beneficial for SME exporters looking to build upon their market research
  • Access to contacts in over 100 overseas markets
  • Help finding partners and distributors
  • Support developing a successful market entry strategy
  • Insights into regulatory and legislative issues

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Market Visit Support

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  • Open to exporters already working with an international trade adviser
  • Help researching a market and planning an overseas visit
  • Access to contacts in British Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions
  • Introductions to potential business partners
  • Funding for eligible companies

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Medium-sized Business Programme

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  • Exclusive to medium-sized companies
  • Support from a specialist international trade adviser
  • Guidance on routes to market and the best way to approach a country
  • Advice on international business culture
  • Events, masterclasses, workshops and webinars

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Tradeshow Access Programme

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  • Support for all exporters
  • Access to funding in the form of grants to attend tradeshows
  • The chance to build experience and contacts by exhibiting overseas
  • Raise your company profile
  • Trial your product or service in an international market

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Postgraduates for International Business

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  • A short placement open all companies
  • Benefit from the skills and experience of international postgraduate students
  • Access the support and resources of a local university
  • Overcome language and culture barriers
  • Find new overseas contacts

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High Value Opportunities

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  • Available to all exporters
  • Introduction to high value, large scale international procurement projects
  • Researched and validated projects
  • Receive support to win contracts
  • Raise your international profile

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Export Communications Review

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  • A service for SME exporters
  • Develop an international trade communications strategy
  • Overcome problems with language and culture
  • Ensure your website and literature are effective international communication tools
  • Support on social media for overseas customers

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Aid Funded Business

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  • Support for all exporters
  • Help to win business from aid funded projects
  • Access to useful contacts
  • Secure ways of winning business in emerging markets
  • Events, seminars and overseas visits

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Export Marketing Research Scheme

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  • Open to SMEs seeking market research support
  • Gain an understanding or your audience, market size and competitors
  • Find out more about legislation and regulations
  • Identify routes to market
  • Access to potential sources of funding

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  • A new online tool for companies that want to learn about exporting
  • Find out more about the services DIT has to offer
  • Access a library of useful information
  • Complete 15 minute video modules on key topics
  • Free to use

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e-Exporting Programme

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  • Designed for first-time exporters and SMEs
  • Reach overseas customers online
  • Access support from digital experts
  • Identify e-marketplaces around the world
  • Build awareness of your brand

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