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Export support for manufacturers


As the world becomes ever more globalised and digital, the potential for you to reach out to new customers and lucrative new markets beyond the UK has never been greater. Whatever your sector, there’s a market out there for your products and services.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has a wealth of digital tools and information to help UK businesses grow by doing more business overseas.

Find out more about the department’s digital tools and services

  • Exporting-get-started-1Get started

    The GREAT website will give you the best possible guidance to help you start or grow your exporting.

    Answer a few questions to receive information & services designed to help you establish your business globally & learn about growth markets for your products.

  • Export-ready-2Find out how Export Ready you are

    The department’s handy Export Readiness tool will help you understand what you need to do and present relevant markets for your goods or services.

    The tool also gives you access to a suite of other digital tools that have been designed to establish and grow your presence overseas.

  • register-3Register for a Trade Profile

    Connect with overseas buyers by creating your Trade Profile.

    This allows you to market your offering to prospective overseas buyers and partners.

  • Export-opportunities-4Find live export opportunities

    Find overseas business opportunities through DIT's network.

    DIT has a network of trade specialists in over 100 countries. Visit their website to find your first opportunity.

  • marketplaces-5Register with online marketplaces

    Online marketplaces help businesses reach 2 billion consumers around the world.

    The DIT Selling Online Overseas tool has been developed to help your small and medium-sized UK business export overseas.

  • Export-finance-6UK Export Finance

    You can get finance to export from government through UK Export Finance (UKEF).

    UKEF is the export credit agency for the UK. It can help you get working capital loans, credit insurance or bank guarantees.

  • Events-7Search for an event

    DIT gives UK businesses access to hundreds of events and webinars across the UK to help them learn more about exporting.

    The department also gives businesses access to events and missions across the world to meet with prospective partners and overseas buyers.

  • location-8Find a DIT office near you

    Access face-to-face support through DIT’s network of International Trade Advisors and E-Commerce Advisers across England.

    There is a broad range of support including tailored advice and support, training opportunities and structured programmes.

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