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International Trade

The Department for International Trade offers support and tools to help your businesses develop and expand into new international markets.

Internationalisation Fund

The Department for International Trade (DIT) offers the Internationalisation Fund for eligible businesses in England, which provides match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 for future activity (subject to eligibility and availability). To secure a grant, you'll need to fund a proportion of your costs yourself. This varies according to where your business is based and will be either 40 or 50% of the total cost.

UK Export Academy

The UK Export Academy from the Department for International Trade (DIT) gives businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world by learning from experts in international trade. 

Chamber of Commerce

The North and West Lancashire Chamber of Commerce offer a comprehensive package of international trade services to support businesses trading in international markets. Click here to find out more.

UK Tradeshow Programme

The UK Tradeshow Programme offers Government support to help UK businesses or exhibit at overseas trade shows. Further details can be found here: Please email: if you would like a copy of the Tradeshow toolkit. 

The Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade. Please see the below documents which show the latest missions and events from DIT.

MiUK, ESIF Flyer (Jan22)

Introduction to UK Free Trade Agreements

Export Academy Live Flyer

UK Export Academy Flyer

UK EA Academy October 2022

South Ribble Borough Council
Civic Centre, West Paddock
Leyland, Lancashire PR25 1DH
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