Export support

Discover how we can help your business

Free advice, training and more

If you have been inspired by Big in America and would like to explore exporting for the first time, or whether you already sell internationally, the Department for Business and Trade can help.

Access free support and take your business to the next level:

  • sign up for the UK Export Academy
    DBT’s free training programme, a mix of online and face-to-face learning. Join thousands of businesses to discover your export potential, increase your confidence, and upskill your knowledge of overseas sales.]

  • find export opportunities
    Explore export opportunities in the US for UK businesses, sourced by overseas trade professionals or provided by a third party.

  • view our webinars
    Learn more about where there’s demand for your expertise and how to grow your business abroad.

Export to the US

The US is the UK’s largest export market for goods and services and the world’s largest economy. With low regulatory barriers, minimal language barriers and access to the global supply chain, it offers huge potential for UK exporters. However, the US is a federal system, not a single national market. This means you will need to treat each state as a separate entity with its own procedures and regulations.

The department has a dedicated page for information on the US market which includes a market overview, opportunities for exporters and practical advice on doing business.

Your guide to North America

Discover all you need to know to get started with our 40 page PDF 'Exporters Guide to North America'.

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