Import and Export

Grow your import and export business

Grow your import and export business Grow your export business. Experienced exporters need advice and support just as much as first-timers. Whether it’s about expanding your footprint in existing markets, identifying and breaking into new, high-growth ones, or investing in overseas operations and operating regional hubs, there is wide and deep practical expertise to call upon.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

Services for exporters. UKTI international trade services help UK companies looking to, or already exporting

UKTI Business Opportunities

Free service to help you find key relevant overseas contracts, tenders and projects

Export Market Research

You can obtain free independent advice from United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) on how to carry out marketing research on potential export markets. In certain circumstances, financial support for a market research project can be provided

Market Visit Support

A UKTI service that helps companies with visits to overseas markets, either as part of an organised group or on an individual basis

UK Export Finance

Helps UK exporters by providing guarantees, loans and insurance policies that complement those on offer in the private sector. Also provides guidance on sources of export finance.

Export Britain

A resource from British Chambers of Commerce covering export training, services, documentation and events

Export control training courses

The Export Control Organisation runs a comprehensive programme of seminars and workshop for companies whose exports are of a defence, security, high tech or strategic nature

The British Exporters Association (BExA)

An independent national trade association representing the interests of the export community

Open to Export

Free webinars and support from the UK export community

Export Licenses

Find out what an export license is and if you need to obtain a license.

Protecting your UK intellectual property abroad

Intellectual property (IP) is territorial and you need to protect it wherever your market is. Learn more about how to protect your patent, trade mark, design or copyright abroad with help from these Intellectual Property Office guides

IP protection abroad: Country Guides

These country guides from the Intellectual Property Office provide tailored IP information for key markets throughout the world. They describe the issues you may face with IP infringement, offer advice on how you can effectively tackle these, and provide links to sources of further help.