Department for International Trade

Did you know there is support available in your area to sell your product or service overseas?

By selling your products or services overseas, you can stay in business longer and enjoy growth rates not achievable by just trading in the UK alone. The Department for International Trade North East are here to help you trade internationally, whether you are exporting for the first time or entering new markets.

Who we are

Department for International Trade (DIT) is the UK Government Department that provides FREE support to companies in the UK doing business internationally and overseas organisations seeking to locate in the UK.

DIT North East supports business of all sizes and sectors across the region. We help first time and experienced exporters acquire skills, contacts and confidence to start exporting or break into new markets.

Tap into our knowledge, expertise and access connections overseas. Your local International Trade Adviser (ITA) can help you identify suitable export markets and support business growth overseas by acting as independent mentors for your business.

To find out how we can help you, contact the North East team at:

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0345 136 0169

What we offer

Whether you’re currently trading overseas or are thinking of exporting for the first time, DIT North East provides support and services to help you grow your business overseas with confidence.


Virtual events & webinars

Access our free programme to gain the knowledge and skills needed to trade overseas successfully. From international business opportunities for your sector to developing a digital strategy, there’s something to suit your business needs.

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Trade missions

Our latest virtual trade mission programme is designed to help your business explore it’s potential in a particular market and provides the opportunity to meet with influential decision makers from your sector.

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Funding & support

Find out about potential funding opportunities available in your area to help you sell your product or service overseas.

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DIT support services
Relationship with an International Trade Adviser
Exporting for the service sector
Relationship with an International Trade Adviser