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International trade and exporting

With our partners at D2N2 UK Trade and Investment, we have produced the Export for Growth guide to support your business to access overseas markets.

The guide, attached to this page, will help you understand the opportunities out there and who can help you get your export strategy right and ensure that you get paid for the goods or services that you are exporting. It includes case studies of different sized businesses across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire who have exported successfully.

Department for International Trade staff are experts in Helping Your Business Grow Internationally. We provide expert trade advice and practical support to UK-based companies wishing to grow their business overseas. With 2,400 staff and a presence in 96 countries, Department for International Trade can assist you on every step of the exporting journey. Whatever stage of development your business is at, we can give you the support that you need to expand and prosper.

Through a range of unique services, including structured programmes, participation at selected trade fairs, outward missions and providing bespoke market intelligence, we can help you crack foreign markets and get to grips quickly with overseas regulations and business practice.

The East Midlands office is one of 9 centres tasked with the aim of enhancing the competitiveness of companies in the region through overseas trade and investment. Whether you are new to exporting or are a business experienced in international trade looking to expand into new markets, Department for International Trade can help you develop your export capabilities and provides expert advice, reliable data, and professional research.

For further information, please contact the East Midlands team tel: 0345 052 4001.

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