Import & Export Support for Businesses

Get importing and exporting support for your business in York and North Yorkshire.

Importing and exporting into new markets can be a daunting step for any business but international trade can be an excellent way to grow your business and diversify your proposition.

It is important to plan and do your research into market expansion. This will allow you to look at the possibilities, create an export plan and set targets that will enable you to keep on track.

Our team can put you in contact with trusted international trade experts and resources, as well as provide advice on key areas including regulations, finances, language and cultural considerations.

The Department for Business & Trade (DBT) offer importing and exporting support

Through its “Made in the UK, Sold to the World” export campaign, the Department for Business & Trade (DBT) is committed to helping UK businesses, signposting them to the support they need to seize international trade opportunities.

Information on the mixture of online and in person support available for first time exporters and those looking to expand into new international markets is available at

Logo for the 'Made in the UK, Sold to the world' campaign by the Department for Business & Trade.

Local export support

Through the DBT’s Yorkshire and the Humber regional office, you can gain access to International Trade Advisors (ITAs) who are both sector and exporting specialists. They help you get ready to export, identify target export markets, assess market readiness and review barriers to entry. ITAs also help you to get in front of potential customers and partners by working with DBT’s international network, conducting trade missions and attending trade shows.

The advice and support from an ITA is free. To discuss working with one, you can find the contact details of your local DBT Yorkshire and the Humber office at:

Support from the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub

Wherever you are in your business journey and regardless of the sector that you operate in, we can provide free importing and exporting support aimed at helping you to succeed. If you would like to speak with one of our advisors about the wide range of support available, please contact us.