Support for exporting

In-market support for exporting


Once you are established in your business in a chosen market there are numerous support schemes to provide ongoing support.

Overseas Market Introduction Service

The Department for International Trade's Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) is a business tool that lets you use the services of their trade teams, located in embassies, high commissions and consulates across the world, to benefit your business. OMIS can provide help at any stage - from initial research, to arranging a market visit, to using contacts and facilities to help close deals.

Trade Advisory Service

The Trade Advisory Service provides businesses with tailored export consultancy from Invest Northern Ireland advisors based in overseas markets. This service costs £125 (excl. VAT) per day. For information on the Trade Advisory Service call the Invest NI Business Support Team helpline on Tel 0800 181 4422.

Export market visits

Invest Northern Ireland can offer support towards export market visits. This can help your business explore a new export market, to promote a new product or to attend events.

Solex exhibition support

Invest NI's SOLEX scheme provides assistance to eligible companies to exhibit independently at an approved trade show outside Northern Ireland where Invest Northern Ireland does not have a presence.