Department of International Trade (DIT)

Enterprise Europe Network

Local experts from DIT Yorkshire & Humber

Exporting  goods and services

The Growth Hub has advice and support for both experienced exporters and businesses looking to take their first steps into the export Market. Whether you are looking to grow your existing markets, develop  new markets, discover  high-growth ones, or investing in overseas operations and operating regional hubs, the Growth Hub can signpost you to the correct places for help.

Export Partners

Our two export Partners with a wealth of expertise are:                          Useful export organisations

DIT  een  Open to export  bexa  bcc

Exporting after BREXIT with the new EU New Trade Deal
See the Growth Hubs BREXIT guide to find out how your business can progress with the New EU Trade deal.

Export Funding – Exporting for Growth
The exporting for Growth Programme is delivered by DIT Yorkshire and Humber and is aimed at companies looking to develop their international business or to get started with international trade. Eligible businesses can apply for grants of up to £10,000 which needs to be matched funded and can be used for various projects and development purposes. I addition to the funding businesses will also receive tailored advice from an International Trade Advisor.

To find out more about the Exporting for Growth programme please get in touch with DIT Yorkshire and Humber:

Telephone: 0300 365 1000 or  Email:

New Government export Hub.

The launch of the trade hub for businesses will help them access millions of pounds’ worth of potential overseas business, give practical advice, and signpost support to help them win lucrative contracts.The site will act as a single digital destination for trade and investment, bringing together and connecting UK businesses, international buyers and international investors. Whether businesses are new, occasional or frequent exporters, they will be able to take advantage of the new suite of tools and exclusive deals on fees or commissions with some of world’s leading online marketplaces.

Export Markets.

View the latest export opportunities from Enterprise Europe Network.

View the export opportunities from Department of International Trade (DIT)

Export Guidance

The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will enter in to force from 1st January 2021

On average, companies earn £100k in additional sales within 18 months of working with DIT, and the advice given by their  trade experts is free. Arrange a face-to-face meeting with an export adviser and discover how you can start to grow your overseas market.

Going global is an essential and exciting time for any business here is a 7-step checklist for launching an international business online

Department of International Trade Sell online with the DIT’s e-Exporting programme can help UK companies and brands sell products overseas through online channels.

Reach over 2 billion consumers online around the world Get exclusive deals negotiated on behalf of UK businesses at this online marketplace.

Prepare to sell services overseas, an overview of delivery, marketing and relationship-building for international traders in services.
Prepare to sell services overseas

You can register your business profile for free with DIT who will then promote your business internationally and connect you with overseas buyers Register here

The DIT run a series of events to help businesses with exporting their goods you can see the event schedules here

The DIT Export Academy will help you start or grow your international sales. Register here

To find the TAX payable on both imports and exports, check the Trade Tariff here.

Payment methods for exporters, how money reaches you could involve charges or delays DIT have advice on various payment options.

Companies that do business in emerging markets must be aware of the risks of bribery and corruption.The government has a Business Integrity Support Service to help companies prepare for and reduce these risks. View here

Export products are clasified under the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System also known as the Harmonized System (HS) and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) which are internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify traded products. You can read this layman’s guide to both HS and HTS codes.

sell overseas online

Export Savvy is a web site run by entrepreneurs who have grown their export businesses and has a comprehensive set of resources to help your business expand into overseas markets.

If you are looking for help with funding your export growth then UK Export Finance can help 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.

Austrailia Doing business in Australia: The Australian trade and export guide.

ChinaThe China-Britain Business Counil (CBBC) has a diagnostic tool to determine if your business is ready to trade with China.

dit-dso export guide DIT DSO helping UK Companies to export guide dit-dso export guide (PDF)

The British Exporters Association (BExA) is an independent national trade association representing the interests of the export community.BExA seeks to promote the interests of its members and all UK exporters, with a particular focus on trade finance and export credit insurance.

Open to Export offer free webinars and support from the UK export community.

Find out what an Export Licenses is and if you need to obtain a license. Whether or not you need an export licence for your goods will be determined by 4 factors, the:

  • nature of the goods due to be exported
  • destination concerned
  • ultimate end use of the goods
  • licensability of trade activities

Intellectual property (IP) is territorial and you need to protect it wherever your market is. Learn more about how to Protect your UK intellectual property abroad with help from the Intellectual Property Office guide.

These IP protection abroad  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.

Explore the trade relationship between the UK and the rest of the world in our interactive map.