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Help with exporting

Whether you’re interested in exporting for the first time, or an experienced exporter, the UK Government could help your business.

Exporting tools and training

The UK Government can help your business with exporting to new markets.  This includes helping you to create your own export plan and identifying high potential markets for your products.

You can get access to free online lessons on selling internationally, and search and apply for live export opportunities.  There are also tools for exploring e-commerce options and support for selling online internationally.

Visit to:

  • Create a tailored export plan
  • Work through learning modules to build your knowledge of how to export
  • Identify high-potential markets for your products/services
  • Learn about online marketplaces and access specially negotiated deals
  • Search and apply for live export opportunities
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Export Support Service

Get answers to your questions about selling to the world.  No matter the size of your business, you can now contact the Export Support Service to ask questions about exporting to anywhere in the world.

UK Export Academy

The UK Export Academy is a free, comprehensive training offer featuring a foundation course, masterclasses, and market-specific seminars for you to choose and complete in your own time.

In-market support

Your business may be eligible for tailored support from trade experts around the world in specific markets.

You can also report trade barriers affecting your exports or imports from the UK.

Export Finance

UK Export Finance (UKEF) can help UK companies to win export contracts by providing attractive financing terms to their buyers.  It can also enable a business to fulfil contracts by supporting working capital loans, or support the business by insuring against buyer default.

Export finance can support exports for any size of company and across all sectors, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property.

Get in touch today to arrange a consultation with your local export finance manager.

More information

For more exporting assistance for your business visit or contact the DIT Scotland Team:

Support is also available from Scottish Enterprise and other public sector bodies in Scotland.  Visit to find out more.

Find other UK Government support for businesses.