Yorkshire and the Humber exports from the chemical and chemical-related products sector were valued at £3.6bn in 2018 and grew by nearly 5% on 2017 figures. The chemicals sector is surprisingly diverse, and an integral element of our daily lives, from shampoos, soaps and cosmetics, to petrochemicals, paints, inks and varnishes. We can help you identify your next export opportunity.


We arrange a huge variety of events aimed at the chemicals sector to support you and your business to gain valuable knowledge and experience on international trade. No matter what your experience level, we have the right support for your business.

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Success stories

We work with a number of clients within the chemical sector, providing them with a range of support to help them succeed at selling overseas. We have worked with companies to capture their experiences so you can learn from their mistakes and their achievements.

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Export Opportunities

There are thousands of opportunities to browse which are sourced by overseas trade professionals or posted by third-party providers. This DIT service gives you the possibility to connect with buyers from around the globe and match your offering with their demand.

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DIT Internationalisation Fund

Our Internationalisation Fund (funded by the European Regional Development Fund) can help your business finance your international expansion plans.

Eligible businesses can apply for a minimum of £1000 which is match funded and can be used for flights, trade show expenses, international marketing material, consulting services and much more.

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