Use GREAT.gov.uk to:

  • make sure your business is ready to export
  • show your products directly to overseas buyers through the ‘find a buyer’ service
  • find overseas opportunities for your product or service

Start now on GREAT.gov.uk

Before you start

Find overseas customers online

Get help selling online overseas and take advantage of special deals negotiated by the government.

And join the e-exporting programme to get:

  • advice on developing a strategy from e-commerce and international trade experts
  • special rates for some of the world’s most popular online selling platforms
  • regular updates on e-commerce trends and opportunities to hear from industry experts and network with other online traders

Contact e-exporting@trade.gsi.gov.uk to join the e-exporting programme.

Get help from a trade specialist

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has a network of trade specialists who can also help you find overseas customers by:

  • helping you prepare for a trade show or overseas market visit (sometimes grants are available - check with the event organiser)
  • arranging introductions to potential overseas buyers, agents and distributors (there’s a charge for this service)

To find out more, first see the export guidance on GREAT.gov.uk, then contact a trade adviser in your region.

Defence, security and cyber security

Contact the Defence and Security Organisation (DSO) for help with:

  • presentations, product demonstrations and hosting delegations (including a bespoke hanger for exhibitions and demonstration centre for cyber security products)
  • displaying your products on the DSO stand at exhibitions and trade shows
  • booking military personnel to appear on your stand at an exhibition or trade show
  • providing after sales training to customers

DSO Export Support Team
UKTIEST-IHubMailbox@mod.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1980 845 361
Find out about call charges

DSO provides media support for product launches or overseas campaigns. Call +44 (0)20 7215 8467.