Supporting UK Composites

Department for International Trade

Composites UK and DIT

The Department for International Trade (DIT)  works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports. It encourages and supports overseas companies to look at the UK as the best place to set up or expand their business.

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Trade Access Programme and the JEC Show

TAP Grants available for JEC World 2021, Paris Nord Villepinte, France

Composites UK is the accredited industry trade association (ATO) for the DiT’s Trade Access Programme (TAP) in the composites industry for the JEC World Show in Paris Nord Villepinte, France. Put simply, SMEs can apply for a grant (which is usually around £1500), to help towards the costs of exhibiting at this show. All TAP applications for JEC World (Paris Nord Villepinte, France) must be processed through Composites UK.

You do not need to be a member of Composites UK to apply for one of these grants.

Composites UK had 12 grants of £1500 available to participating eligible SMEs for the JEC World show in Paris from 09-11 March 2021. All 12 grants have now been allocated to exhibiting companies


Trade Access Programme and Other Shows

DIT supports a number of trade shows globally through the Trade Access Programme. Businesses usually take part as a group, led by the acedited trade challenge partner for that trade show. 

For any other overseas exhibition, you need to contact your local DiT International Trade Adviser (ITA) Team who will discuss your plans with you and also, if appropriate, discuss other forms of help that UKTI may be able to offer you.  To find your local DiT ITA either contact Composites UK or visit the DIT website.

No longer eligible for TAP support?

Once you have received 6 TAP grants from DIT you are no longer eligible to apply for TAP support. You can access further support through the following DIT links:



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