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International Trade in the West Midlands

International markets can be vital to maintaining a strong UK business and ensuring future growth. The Department for International Trade has commercial officers in markets right across the globe to help UK companies to trade. No other organisation is better equipped to help your business grow its overseas sales.


Our support could include: 


a free export health check
access to free training masterclasses 
development of an export action plan
free online training tools
access to export opportunities and guidance through the application process
access to free events including meet the buyer and market experts 
support with specific queries and trade barriers
further digital advice to boost your online profile
international communications and cultural advice


Work with a DIT adviser


If you want to accelerate your international growth, an international trade adviser (ITA) based in your local Chamber of Commerce can work with you as an experienced and impartial consultantITAs provide commercial guidance that is both tactical and strategic, and advise the right support for your individual business needs.


SME International Growth Project


By working with an ITA you all have the chance to apply for our ERDF funding. The support could include: 


Access to grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 (up to 50% of total cost of activity, subject to availability)*
Programme of inward ‘meet the buyer’ and/or sector expert events*


*please note, this support is only available to SMEs based in the West Midlands and is subject to eligibility. 


Contact us to find out how we can help you:


T: 0345 222 0159

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