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A range of national and local support is available to companies considering exporting, exploring new markets or those who are experienced exporters.

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) supports businesses to invest, grow and export, creating jobs and opportunities across the country. DBT does this by: 

  • Guiding, supporting, and promoting British businesses
  • Removing trade barriers and striking trade deals
  • Securing global investment

You can delve into the full government strategy 'Made in the UK - Sold to the World (November 2021)  here on - but if you're after a heads-up on the hands-on support currently available to Dorset businesses, you can find out more throughout this section of our website. 

Self Service Digital Support 

Access for our range of self-serve products and tools, links to and the route into our Export Support:

  • Find guidance and support
  • Check how to import and export goods 
  • Learn to export
  • Find buyers and export opportunities 
  • Contact the Export Support Team

Visit the Self Service Digital Support website

Export Digital Enquiry Service

The first point of contact into the department to support your export enquiry 

  • Guides you through the range of Department for Business and Trade (DBT) services and connect you to the right team
  • Resolves practical, real-time questions across all areas of trade
  • Open to all sectors and business sizes

Make an enquiry

UK Export Academy (UKEA)

A free online training programme delivered by international trade specialists. These events give businesses the confidence and knowledge to reach their export potential. 

The courses are split into three categories:

  • Essentials
  • Masterclasses
  • Sector and Market events

Visit the UK Export Academy website

Local International Trade Advisers (ITA)

Local International Trade Advisers can help you navigate the process of import and export. ITA access is subject to DBT triage process including having a circa revenue threshold of £500k per annum.

To find out more contact 

Dorset Chamber

Dorset Chamber are authorised to certify export documentation, including EC Certificate of Origin, Arab-British Certificate of Origin, EUR1 Customs Movement Certificates and ATA Carnets.

Visit Dorset Chamber's website