Creative industries: international trade regulations

Sources of help and support in the creative industries sector


As an importer or exporter in the creative industries sector, you can turn to a range of bodies for help and information.

The government organisation with primary responsibility for providing trade support to Northern Ireland exporters is Invest Northern Ireland. The Department for International Trade has an impartial global presence in countries throughout the world and helps businesses realise their international potential through knowledge transfer and ongoing partnership support.

Read about the Invest NI support for selling outside Northern Ireland.

Other government sources of help and information

In addition to Invest Northern Ireland, other government bodies that provide business support in the creative and media sector include:

  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
  • The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) provides sector-specific assistance.

Creative industries sector trade associations and other bodies

You can find a range of resources and information from the Design Council.

You can read about the UK videogames industry.

You can find out about forthcoming exhibitions and other news and services.