PPMA International Services

UKTI Opportunities

Useful Links for Exporters

The PPMA Export Group discussed the barriers/obstacles faced by exporters and requested a “Tool Kit” with useful information to help.
This page will be updated when further websites are found to be applicable.

A wide range of support services exist to help UK exporters and would- be exporters:

UK Trade & Investment

British Chambers of Commerce

UK Export Finance

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Institute of Export

HM Revenue & Customs

Intellectual Property Office


Export Control Organisation

British International Freight Association

The Law Society

The Notaries Society

China-Britain Business Council

UK India Business Council (Doing Business in India)

Open to Export

a community driven service for small and medium sized businesses, looking for support in exporting from the UK. The service is delivered by hibu (UK), in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)


Useful Link

Channels to Market

Market Size


General Market Intelligence

Mentor Company

Case Study References

Exhibitions & Trade Journals


UK Trade & Investment - Preparing to export
UKTI Services How We Can Help
International Trade Advisors
Passport to Export
Export Marketing Research Scheme
Export Communications Review
Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS)
Trade Fairs & Exhibitions
Business Opportunity Alerts
Aid Funded Business
FCO Political and Economic Updates
Overseas Business Risk
PPMA Overseas Shows

Finding Agent

Profiling an Agent

Standard Agency Agreements

PPMA Trade Exchange - a service for suppliers of machinery

British Exporters Association has compiled a number of useful documents (download or hard copy)

UK Trade & Investment advisers

Visas / Language / Travel
Accommodation / Culture / Safety

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Getting Paid /Terms of Payment
Exchange Rates /Price Sensitivity /Initial Investment

International Finance Corporation/The World Bank
British Exporters Association

UK Government official export credit insurer offering support for buyer and supplier credit facilities

In-Country Help Desks
Government Support Funding
OMIS Reports
Trade Missions




Regional Centre


Industrial Zones


Local Regulations

In-Country Help Desks (Embassy)

UK Trade & Investment advisers

Trade Barriers

Ease of Access

Political Stability

Country Activity

HM Revenue & Customs

British Chambers of Commerce

British Chambers of Commerce RBS Guide to InternationalTtrade

Import/Export License

Legal Compliance


Export Guarantees

Export Credits Guarantee Department, UK Government Finance advice

British Chambers of Commerce (Certificate of Origin Online Application)

Government services and information

Shipping Costs

Shipping Guarantees

British International Freight Association

GBH Freight Forwarding

Open To Export

Company Resources

Internal Support

The BCC, in association with the Chamber network, is now able to offer six nationally accredited one-day export training courses to give you the basic skills to start the export process.

The Institute of Export