In December 2016 Lloyds Bank launched a new International Trade Portal. The aim of the portal is to help change global trade for customers.

The resource allows businesses to identify the international opportunities that have the most potential for their product or service.

The portal will also allow businesses to focus and identify opportunities to grow overseas and the potential hurdles they may face.

Use for the International Trade Portal

The interactive online tool allows businesses to:

  • Search for suppliers and buyers to work with as trading partners
  • View information on trading requirements and conditions for specific markets
  • Look for real-time public or private tender opportunities around the globe
  • Access market reports, trade shows and events for their chosen sectors and countries
  • View sanction checks on potential trade partners
  • Use an import and export calculator to optimise shipping costs
  • View live foreign exchange rates

The Trade Portal is also linked to the Department of International Trade’s new digital platform, which helps UK businesses break into overseas markets and take advantage of the global appetite for UK goods and services.

By registering, you can ensure your business will become part of a brand new searchable directory of UK exporters, which government will use to match their products and services with worldwide demand.

Find out how you can get exporting by accessing the portal via the link on the right hand side.

International Trade Portal