Export Action Plan

The Open to Export Action Plan is a FREE and EASY to use online planning tool for small businesses planning to make the most of the export opportunities to international markets

Generate your Export Action Plan as a PDF report to share with your stakeholders for a more productive journey to export success.

Take your next steps with the Institute of Export & International Trade

Join the UK’s only professional body representing international trade for a range of membership benefits, training and courses.


Our monthly webinars cover the key topics of exporting from getting your goods on the boat to optimising your online brand. Register to sessions from our 2017 programme and watch our previous sessions on the webinars page.


The Institute of Export & International Trade and Enterprise Europe Network on what exporters need to know about Brexit.

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Routes to Market

Bibby Financial Services draw on their SME research to give an overview of the major routes to export markets and how to make the most of each one.

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Trade Funding

Bibby Financial Services give an overview of the common trade funding barriers in international trade and give advice on how exporters can overcome them.

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Exporters Helpline

You can either access the Institute of Export & International Trade’s ‘Exporter Helpline’ by becoming a member or by paying a one-off fee.

Arne Mielken MIEx

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Sue Wright FIEx

Jeff Lewis MBA BSc MIEx

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If you are a non-member and would like to ask a one-off question to one of our industry experts, you can buy 20 minutes of our experts’ time for just £50+VAT.

Once you have paid you will be sent an email with details of how to submit your query. You will receive a response from one of our experts within 48 hours. If your query will take over 20 minutes of our expert’s time to answer we will advise you and you will be given the option to purchase ‘top up’ time.

Please Note: Use of the helpline is subject to terms and conditions.

Please Note: Retired and Overseas memberships do not include free access to the technical help for exporters helpline

Export Action Plan