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This export guide covers finding the right market, getting ready to export, people to speak to and a first steps checklist.

This guide will help your business overcome language and cultural barriers.

Exporting is GREAT is the Government's most ambitious export campaign ever. It aims to inspire and support 100,000 additional UK exporters to sell their goods and services overseas by 2020. The campaign's mission is to turn the UK into the world's greatest exporting nation, capturing the imagination of the public, boosting business confidence and national pride and empowering more UK companies to go out and succeed in global markets.

Every day in every country around the world, there is someone somewhere who wants or needs a UK product or service. The demand is out there, you could be too.

To find out more, visit

UK Trade& Investment (UKTI) was replaced by the Department for International Trade(DIT) in July 2016. DIT is responsible for promoting British trade across the world and ensuring that the UK takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to us.

For a list of current programme of events visit:- 

To access live export opportunities around the world visit:- 

For further information contact:

DIT SE - South East International Trade Team

Department for International Trade, Unit 10 Fulcrum, 2Solent Way, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7FN 

Enquiries: 0330 3000 012 

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Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade (DIT) assists overseas companies investing in the UK and helps UK-based exporters to succeed globally. The department provides advice on export capability and opportunities, contacts in overseas markets, arranging overseas visits, e-commerce, export training and market research. The department offers a range of advice and support for new and experienced exporters, including research and contact services (Overseas Market Introduction Service and Export Markets Research Scheme) and other market intelligence services for exporters. The department also helps arrange groups of UK companies to attend trade shows and missions worldwide. 

Department for International Trade works with UK-based businesses of all sizes to ensure their success in international markets through exports; offering services to businesses who are looking to or already exporting overseas. They also help overseas companies who want set up and invest in the UK.

Via locally-based International Trade Advisers, and experts in over 100 embassies and high commissions across the globe, DIT provides advice and support on export capability, global business opportunities, financial subsidies, export documentation, contacts in overseas markets, overseas visits, export training and market research.

International trade teams located in embassies, high commissions and consulates work with companies to identify overseas opportunities or the right contacts and potential partners in a specific country though the Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS).

Through overseas networks, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides information to UK businesses to help guard against risk when operating overseas. They also offer timely political and economic updates which highlight key factors in emerging markets and help businesses identify and pursue new opportunities. 

The Exporting is GREAT website gives you access a range of export advice and support to help your business succeed abroad and the opportunity to search and register your interest for live export opportunities.  To find out more about the Major Opportunities programme read this recent announcement.

To find out what help is available to help your business expand overseas call 0330 3000 012 or email