About the International Trade Portal

What is the International Trade Portal?

The International Trade Portal (or ITP) is a powerful insight platform that will help our clients to understand:

  • The best country for their product or service
  • What trade networks and business opportunities are available in that country
  • What controls, documentation, costs and other trading conditions they need to consider when trading with that country

What do clients get from the International Trade Portal?

  • Intelligent search capability allowing users to identify potential buyers and suppliers overseas
  • Real time overseas tender opportunities worldwide based on a range of feeds from global trade organisations such as DGMARKET and TED, as well as local data providers such as DIT/Exporting Is Great
  • Blacklisting/sanctions checks on potential buyers and suppliers
  • In-depth insight into trading requirements and conditions for specific overseas territories and jurisdictions including national and international legislation, customs policies and import/export controls, and key contacts within ministries and trade bodies within those territories
  • Market Sector Reports by territory and industry
  • Links to trade shows and other events for their chosen sector and territory
  • Currency Exchange Rates
  • Import/Export/Landed Goods cost calculators, including customs fees and air/sea/land shipping costs
  • Customisable alerts for all of the above content based on user preferences

Why are we doing this?

  • More businesses than ever before are trading overseas. They are doing it earlier in their business lifecycle, and earlier in their relationship with us
  • Businesses continue to need our support whether they are seasoned pros or just looking to take their first step into new markets and new opportunities overseas
  • We recently re-confirmed our support for SMEs through our partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and committed to support thousands of clients trade overseas as part of our Helping Britain Prosper Globally pledge.
  • With the deployment of the ITP, we have the ability to deliver the international trade insight that clients have told us they need in order to build the knowledge and confidence necessary to branch out into international markets

Who built the International Trade Portal?

The ITP was commissioned by Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland and developed by Eexpand. Find out more about each of these businesses below:

Lloyds Bank:

Lloyds Bank

Bank of Scotland:

Bank of Scotland