Department for International Trade and DHL

The DIT is the government’s central organisation to support export businesses; it’s their job to help UK-based businesses succeed in international markets.

83% of businesses who have used DIT services say they’ve been a big help in exporting goods or services overseas.

There are two main ways they can help:

Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP)

Overseas exhibitions are a great way to test the waters of a foreign market; this programme helps by providing grants to small businesses to attend important overseas trade shows. Download an evaluation form here.

Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS)

This service provides access to expert trade teams around the world who are fully versed in your export country’s local language and customs, market knowledge and hold a contacts list that help businesses start trading in new markets. Click here for more information.

Open to Export

Launched late last year in association with DIT, Open to Export is an online community for UK businesses who are just getting started in international trade, or already developing their export business.

With regularly updated articles, events and opportunities, the website provides a wealth of advice on exporting products and services from the UK. There is also a Q&A section, where small businesses can get their export questions answered by industry experts in the know.


Above: Open to Export website
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DHL helps DIT kick-start Britain’s exports during Export Week

The ExploreExport roadshow travelled to different locations during Export Week, offering regional businesses one-to-one meetings with market specialists, seminars and exhibitions to help them enter new markets. Our representatives were on hand throughout the tour to give expert advice and demonstrate how DHL can help kick-start  trading internationally.


To read more about how DIT can help you with exporting and importing, click here.