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International Trade

With a global commercial reach that extends into over 100 countries, the Department for Business & Trade (DBT) is the Government department that supports UK businesses in their internationalisation.


Whether you’re interested in exporting for the first time, or an experienced exporter, support from the UK Government’s Department for Business & Trade (DBT) can help your business to grow in new markets.

In the West Midlands there are DBT teams located across the region supporting local businesses to export.

You can visit to:

  • Create your own export plan online
  • Identify high potential markets for your products
  • Access free online lessons to build your knowledge on selling internationally
  • Search and apply for live export opportunities
  • Explore e-commerce options and support to sell online internationally
  • Explore finance and insurance options from UK Export Finance (UKEF)

New training offer for UK businesses:

If you’re new to exporting you should sign-up to the UK Export Academy – a free, comprehensive training offer for UK businesses featuring masterclasses, events, mentoring and roundtables. Register at UK Export Academy 


Find events relevant for you and register for seminars, workshops, and tradeshows at 

Tailored in-market support:

Your business may be eligible for tailored support from trade experts around the world in specific markets. For more information, visit

Selling to Europe:

Contact the Export Support Service online or on 0300 303 8955 which provides a single point of contact to help businesses exporting to Europe. Visit

Report a Trade Barrier:

If a trade barrier is affecting your exports or imports from the UK, please let us know at 

Get in touch with an adviser:

To get in touch with a local adviser, please call 02045 343667 or email [email protected].

You can also follow DBT on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn

“Exporting can be a minefield, so it’s great to have somewhere to turn for good advice. We’ve reaped the benefits and are exporting to several European countries now.”  

Helen Graham, co-owner of The Ludlow Nut Company in Shropshire

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