This page aims to help give you advice and direction on how to grow your business internationally by exporting your products, services and company brand. There are links to government run schemes and websites that offer advice as well as case studies and contact details for specific export markets. We will also post links here to any local events that you may find useful so please check for updates. 


Department for International Trade (DIT)

The Department for International Trade helps UK businesses export into global markets, as well as helping overseas companies locate and grow in the UK.

DIT has created the Exporting is Great website that offers tailored support and advice on starting to export or increasing overseas sales.

There is also expert advice and guidance as well as support throughout the exporting journey.

For more information visit the Exporting is Great website for the following:

• Expert advice and services to get you started
• Download your essential guide to exporting
• Sign up for business events near you
• Search and apply for live export opportunities


Upcoming Event

Free Trade Agreement discussion with USA, Austrailia, New Zealand and Japan hosted by DIT and East Midlands Chamber. 

Wednesday 11th March 2020
13:30 arrival for 14:00 start - 15:45
East Midlands Chamber, Commerce House, 2 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8AN

The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce in association with the Department for International Trade will be holding a roundtable on March 11th at 14:00. Senior members of the UK-US Negotiating team, Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and Japan teams will be attending to present and discuss the latest developments on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with these countries. These teams will be keen to hear feedback and questions from companies on the current barriers they face to trading with these countries, and what they would like to see prioritised in negotiations. This is part of the Government’s push to incorporate the view of businesses across the whole of the UK.

Although the focus is on the US, Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) and Japan markets, some focus will also be on the following sectors in these markets:
 • US focus is Automotive, Manufacturing, Professional and Business Services, Digital Services, Processed Food and Drink and ‘luxury consumer goods’.
 • ANZ focus is Automotive, Energy, Life Sciences, Transport, Food & Drink, Creative, Financial Services and Professional Services.
 • Japan focus would be Automotive, Agri/Food and Drink, Professional and Business Services, Financial Services, Life Sciences and Creative

Please confirm your interest in joining the event by replying 

Application for a place will close on Thursday 5 March. Due to limited space we will be offering places on a first come first served basis.   

Unfortunately, there is no parking available on site. Delegates should park in the Derby Arena car park which is approximately three minutes’ walk from the chamber:




Anhui Provence

The Anhui province in China is approximately 260 miles from Shanghai. Derbyshire has a relationship with the Anhui Province and there is huge potential for Erewash businesses to establish trade links and conduct business with companies and cities in Anhui.

The Capital of Anhui is Hefei and is home to an Economic and Technological Development Zone and a High Tech Industrial Development Zone. Anhui’s second city, Wuhu also has an Economic and Technological Development Zone as well as an Export Processing Zone which has been approved to be a national level export processing zone.  


Useful Links

Below are some links that you may find useful. They offer advice on exporting as well as expanding your business.

Department for International Trade (DIT)

Open to Export

Exporting is Great

Great Business

Enterprise Europe Network

The Institute of Export & International Trade

Federation of Small Business

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce

International Trade Centre


Past Events

Exporting Products & Services to China

Are you ready for China

Doing Business in China

World Manufacturing Conference

Exporting to Japan: Is it for you?

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
0115 907 2244
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