What is Open to Export?
Open to Export is a free online information service from The Institute of Export & International Trade, which is dedicated to helping small UK businesses get ready to export and expand internationally. We are a not for profit social enterprise.
How can we help?
You can get a wealth of free information and advice from through our content and online community and connect with the full spectrum of organisations providing support for exporters. Thousands of companies are using the service to connect, learn and talk about going global through our forum, webinars, guides and useful contacts. And our brilliant free tool, the export action plan will take you through 5 key steps for export success.
Get practical insights and advice from successful exporters and subject matter experts via webinars, guides and case studies. The export action plan links into all the learning resource we have too so you can learn as you plan.
Get bespoke answers to any export question from experts in the forum, on webinars and on social media.
Find relevant support organisations, events, business opportunities and partners.
All the content on the site comes from the community, and anyone with value to offer exporters can contribute.
The Open to Export forum
A unique feature of Open to Export is our interactive discussion forum, where users can ask any export-related question specific to their particular business and point on the export journey. Our community of government and business experts are on hand to provide answers and assistance. If you are seeking help with exporting, you can register here and ask the community a question.
Who is behind Open to Export?
Open to Export is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) and was founded by the Institute of Export & International Trade, Department of International Trade, the Federation of Small Businesses, and Yell. Our board of directors includes representation from our founders and is led by an independent non-executive Chairman – Tech entrepreneur, Julian Hucker.