Guide

Government help for exporters

Introduction

UK businesses export billions of pounds worth of goods and services every month. Tapping into this lucrative source of revenue can bring a range of benefits. Exporting can help you extend your market, increase turnover, improve your business' reputation and avoid an over dependence on UK trade.

However, exporting is not without its risks. Language and cultural differences, political instability and currency and payment problems can pose a significant risk to first time or inexperienced exporters.

The UK government provides a range of support services to UK businesses exporting to other countries to help them overcome these potential hurdles.

This guide explains export insurance, debt conversion and countertrading and highlights financial help for exporters.