Open to Export

Open to Export


What is Open to Export?

Open to Export is a community driven service for small and medium sized businesses, looking for help and support in exporting from the UK.

What does Open to Export provide?

The website provides information and advice on exporting products & services from the UK in the form of articles, events and opportunities. This content is produced and contributed by our users, partner organisations and key contributors. If you think you have some expertise or advice to offer, no matter how big or small your contribution, simply register here and start participating today.

How can I get involved in Open to Export?

If you are an exporter or interested in export, we encourage you to browse the site, free of charge and without the need to register. If you want to seek the advice of your peers, export service providers and organisations such as UKTI, HMRC and many more, you can register for a user account and post a question to the Q&A and get direct responses from a whole range of people.

The Open to Export Q&A

The site also hosts an interactive Q&A area, where users can ask any export-related question they have. Our community of public and private sector advisors and industry 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 free online information service from The Institute of Export & International Trade, dedicated to helping small UK businesses get ready to export and expand internationally. Open to Export was founded by the Institute of Export & International TradeDepartment for International Trade, the Federation of Small Businesses, and Yell.

Future Site Development

We want to ensure this is a community that thrives, so we have a dedicated team working together on constantly developing and enhancing the Open to Export service, to help UK businesses. What you see on the site today, is just the beginning and there is an on-going roadmap of development and features we plan to introduce. However, we still need your feedback to help shape the future of the site. Is there something missing, do you have a great idea, would you like to do more to help? Please let us know.