Carry out in-market research

Get an insider’s view of overseas markets by talking to our experts who work there.

We have International Trade Advisors based in Northern Ireland and around the world who can offer you expert, practical guidance on how to break into overseas markets. We also run programmes and seminars on specific markets and can help you carry out desk research.

Our International Trade Advisors are based in China (Beijing and Shanghai), Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Nordics (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway), France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, London (construction sector), Canada, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and the United States of America.

We run a specific market entry programme in the Netherlands which has helped many companies make their first sales there - see Going Dutch

Enterprise Europe Network

Through our partnership with the Enterprise Europe Network, we can help your business to research European markets, and identify business partners.

Events and workshops

We also organise regular ‘Meet the Buyer’ events offering you the chance to explore export opportunities with groups of buyers from outside Northern Ireland. 

From time to time we run seminars to highlight export opportunities in specific overseas markets.

Consultancy support

We may also be able to offer up to 10 days’ consultancy per project at a reduced cost to help you undertake specific market research projects.

View our Export Events Programme

Case study | Find out how Niche Drinks received support to export their product


Not sure that this support is right for you? Contact us and we can explore options for your business together.

Our support is subject to eligibility criteria.


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