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Department for International Trade - South West

With over 2,400 staff across 100 key global markets, no other organisation is better equipped to help connect your business overseas that The Department for International Trade South West.

Specialities: International trade and investment
Area Served: Bristol, BANES, North Somerset, South Glos

Through the Department for International Trade (DIT) at Business West you can gain access to an experienced International Trade Adviser who will act as your guide to help develop your international business strategy.

DIT services can open doors overseas to help you:

  • Identify export opportunities
  • Reach customers/business partners otherwise not accessible
  • Overcome barriers to market entry or expansion
  • Access powerful research to inform key decisions
  • Improve overseas marketing strategy

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Aid Funded Business

Find out about the Aid Funded Business service from DIT, which helps UK companies win business from aid agency funded projects worldwide.

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Business opportunities

Each month hundreds of Business Opportunities are published across all sectors and in over 100 markets through the DIT sales leads service.

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Export Country Guides

From Africa to Oceania, DIT guides for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business overseas.

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ExportSavvy

ExportSavvy is an easy to use learning and information tool for businesses that want to grow a sustainable business through international trade.

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High Value opportunities

The High Value Opportunities programme helps UK businesses access large scale overseas procurement projects. It identifies opportunities as they become available and helps businesses secure contracts.

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International Trade Advisers

Search for your local DIT contact in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This tool helps you locate a DIT adviser in your region. Registration on the DIT portal is required

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Introduction to DIT's e-Exporting Programme and Selling Online

Helping UK business find new customers and generate sales through online e-Marketplaces in locations such as the US, China and France.

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Open to Export

If you are looking for practical insights on key export topics via, Open to Export offers a range of articles, videos, webinars and bespoke advice from industry experts via Q&A forums.

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Overseas Market Introduction service

DIT’s Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) can help your business at any stage of exporting - from finding opportunities to setting up in another country.

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Tradeshow Access Programme

Find out how DIT's Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) can help promote your business overseas, and how to apply for financial support.

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UK Export Finance (UKEF)

UK Export Finance is the UK’s export credit agency, providing insurance to exporters and guarantees to banks to share the risks of providing export finance. In addition, UKEF can make loans to overse...

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Webinars

DIT runs regular webinars to give businesses advice and support on a range of business exporting topics.

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