Generous subsidies are available through Trade Partners UK for investigating new market opportunities. They provide:
■ Free access to an export development counsellor for initial planning advice and information on sources of help
■ Free access to an export promoter for specialist advice on approaching a particular market
■ Free use of an extensive self help information centre
■ Free information online about markets and sectors, plus signposting to other websites for further research and services
■ Tailored market research, at low cost, by commercial staff based in embassies overseas report on conditions, opportunities, buyers, potential partners and other requested information. Interview of candidate partners can be arranged
■ Commercial staff based in embassies overseas can help in arranging local visit programmes, including an interpreter if required
■ Trade mission sponsorship
■ Exhibition and trade fair sponsorship
■ Low cost publicity for new product/service including professional copy, translation, targeting of relevant press and media by the embassy in the chosen market(s)
■ Free advice on conducting export marketing research
■ Grants to cover up to 50% of your export marketing research costs
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