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.

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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 2020 programme and watch our previous sessions on the webinars page.


The Institute of Export & International Trade advises UK businesses on what they can during the transition period to prepare for new trading terms with Europe.

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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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The Institute of Export & International Trade assesses the impact of Covid-19 so far and what exporters and importers need to do to mitigate its impact.

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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.

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The Institute of Export & International Trade’s ‘Export Helpline’ provides help for any international trade query.

Members of the IOE&IT can access the Export Helpline for free as part of their membership.

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