Government help for exporters

Services and training in international trade


Export and international trade are complex areas to do business in. Developing skills and knowledge by getting some training could make a difference to your success.

Helping your business grow internationally

Invest Northern Ireland staff are experts in helping your business grow internationally, providing expert trade advice and practical support to Northern Ireland-based companies wishing to grow their business overseas.

Through a range of unique services, including participation at selected trade fairs, outward missions and providing bespoke market intelligence, Invest Northern Ireland can help you crack foreign markets and get to grips quickly with overseas regulations and business practice.

Specifically, for companies that are just getting started in international trade, Invest Northern Ireland provides:

  • specialist help with tackling cultural and language issues
  • advice on market research with possible grant funding
  • ongoing business development support

Once the initial groundwork has been done, Invest Northern Ireland can offer further assistance with:

  • opportunities to participate in sector-based trade seminars and missions
  • access to major buyers, governments and supply chains in overseas markets
  • advice on forming international joint ventures and partnerships
  • exploratory visits to new markets
  • information on new business opportunities

Find out about the Invest NI support for selling outside Northern Ireland.