Import and Export

There is a wealth of information and advice available through the DBT website with links to critical programmes and schemes for both new and experienced exporters.

For more detailed information on trade support click here to access the member resources area and the following information:

  • Meet your local trade advisor
  • Learn to export
  • Make an export plan
  • Find the right market for your product
  • How to sell online worldwide
  • Step by step guide to exporting goods from the UK
  • Look up trade tariffs and commodity codes
  • Access UK export finance
  • Trade show support
  • Access your nearest LEP Growth Hub

UK Industry Report

We have launched an annual report detailing the growth and changes of its supply chain, which is available free-of-charge for members.

The report includes:

  • Businesses on the Composites UK Hub
  • Companies by Region
  • Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • Companies by Primary Market
  • Companies by Specialism
  • Specialism by Region
  • Specialisms in Different Markets
  • Primary Markets and Regions

Members can find a copy of the report free-of-charge in the member resources area of our website (login required). Others can request a copy for £25+VAT if you are a non-member whose company is listed on The Hub, £50+VAT otherwise by contacting

Support for Composites UK Members

Composites UK is working with two companies to offer members assistance with trade issues.

The International Trade Consultancy

The International Trade Consultancy (ITC) specialises in supporting SME manufacturing companies to trade internationally. Acting as a virtual external trade department, they can provide advice on any aspect of the trade process from specific problems relating to customs declarations and documents, to tariff classification and developing a global supply chain.


Santander Navigator is a trade facilitation platform designed to help UK business make the most of the global opportunities available to them. The platform will help your business identify potential growth opportunities and make connections to a global network of providers who can help you make the most of these opportunities. These providers also offer a range of solutions to enable you to identify and overcome the challenges you face when moving goods across international borders.

Composites UK members can click here for more details and advice from either company (login required).