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Passport to Export: Help for new or inexperienced exporters

Looking to break into new markets abroad? Get help from the experts

If you are a new or inexperienced exporter, Passport to Export offers you a helping hand through the maze of the global marketplace, over a 12 month structured programme of support.

We know that breaking into global markets can seem like a daunting task, so this service covers everything you need to start trading successfully and confi dently abroad. Passport to Export offers training, the development of a structured action plan - and the peace of mind that comes with having a seasoned expert close at hand.

Why Passport to Export?

Passport to Export will help you fi nd new customers and markets, spread your business risk and increase profi tability. On average, fi rms new to international trade benefi t from a 34% increase in productivity in their fi rst year of exporting alone! For £250 + VAT, you’ll receive:

  • An export health check – an expert assessment of your company`s capability to export
  • 1 to 1 support from a dedicated International Trade Adviser for up to 12 months
  • A market selection service to help identify your fi rst targets
  • 2 day workshop to help you shape your company`s export strategy, plus a selection of masterclasses on key topics
  • Access to a global network of support and in-market information
  • Support after the programme to help you continue your successful development in international trade.

Who is eligible for the service?

Passport to Export is designed to help small and medium sized businesses completely new to exporting or just starting to export. You’ll need to be based in the North West of England, employing fewer than 250 staff and show a serious commitment to exporting.

For more information about this service or to speak to an International Trade Adviser please contact our International Trade Centre on 03333 200 392 or email