Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for UK businesses that trade internationally

Guidance for UK businesses trading internationally.



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This guidance will advise UK businesses on:

  • DIT support for UK business trading internationally
  • financial support for business trading internationally
Published 9 March 2020
Last updated 26 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated as you no longer need to apply for an export licence to export personal protective equipment (PPE).

  2. UKEF finance and insurance support for exporters is now on a separate page, which we link to under the relevant heading.

  3. Added new section on PPE export control process.

  4. Addition of link to Self-employment Income Support Scheme.

  5. Addition of link to Chancellor's statement on support for the self-employed.

  6. Updates to guidance, including the business support helpline.

  7. Additional information following announcement from the Chancellor on 20 March.

  8. New guidance available.

  9. This is new guidance for UK businesses who are trading internationally.

  10. First published.