Monday, 19 Nov 2012
New To Exporting? Here’s How We Can Help
Are you thinking tentatively about exporting, or keen to do business with international buyers but want to know where to start? UKTI can help you rise to the exciting opportunities and challenges that international trade offers. We can work with you to help you grow your business and offer a number of key services which can be tailored to meet the needs of your company.
Advice from your local trade expert
UKTI’s International Trade Teams are located in local offices all over the country. Every UK region has dedicated sector specialists, helping new and established exporters every day. Our local teams can provide support tailored to your company's needs and growth stage. You'll find a list of our regional offices here or use our postcode searcher, labelled as "Contacts in your Region" on our export landing page.
UKTI’s Passport to Export programme
This is focused on increasing capability of new and novice exporters and helping them through the process assisted by export professionals.
Passport offers new and inexperienced exporters free capability assessments based on a set of international trade questions, support in visiting markets, tailored action plans, mentoring from a local professional, customised and subsidised training, and ongoing support once you've started to export.
UKTI has produced the which is designed to encourage UK companies to consider exporting and tells them what they need to know to get started. The guide is also available in an editable form to other groups involved in supporting exporters. The guide is also available in an editable form to other groups involved in supporting exporters.
Understanding the basics
Strong motivation and a clear understanding of your drivers to export is essential. This provides a firm basis for planning, and makes best use of any UKTI support you receive. It’s also crucial to assess your potential to export successfully, your company’s readiness, and how you’ll meet the basic practical and legal requirements involved.
Other useful resources:
Open to Export: your community for going global
Open to Export is a free online business community, designed to bring you best-practice knowledge and advice, helping you to successfully enter new markets and operate overseas.
Explore potential international opportunities for your business
Get bespoke answers from experts and other experienced exporters
Access practical insights on important overseas issues
Connect with experienced UK businesses and service providers
Find relevant products, services and events
Share your expertise with other companies looking to go global