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From the 1st August 2013 the level of grant paid to eligible businesses will be increased. Grant levels are related to the perceived costs to UK business of attending events, and are set following agreement with the relevant ATO. The table below outlines these changes, with the immediate introduction of a “first timer” grant for high growth markets, and, from 1st August, a general increase in all TAP grant levels.                       

2012 Grant Levels
Grant Levels from 1st April 2013
Grant Levels from 1st August 2013
Group Exhibition
(typically European location) 
Group Exhibition
(typically Long Haul location)
Group Exhibition (typically High Growth Markets)
Group Exhibition - First timer to High Growth Markets

Further information on the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) can be found on the UKTI website at
Market Access Programme (MAP)
Group Outward Missions organised through UKTI HQ teams, via BFBi during 2013/4 will offer MAP grants to all eligible UK companies. 
  • Applicants for grants must be an SME, based in the UK and seeking to promote UK goods and/or services.
  • Only one representative per company or business may receive a financial package although others are welcome to participate at their own expense.
  • Companies upon proof of participation (which will be supplied by mission organiser) should receive their grant within 30 days of completion of the mission.
To view MAP grant levels click here.

If you feel that BFBi could help by organising an Outward Mission to a market, grant support at an exhibition within a priority market or you would like BFBi to organise a meeting to discuss how UK companies could benefit from this funding please contact

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Other websites of interest: - HMRC data is the most complete, authoritative and up to date information on UK imports and exports available anywhere. Information is taken directly from returns and reports required with every export and import consignment.

The site is separated into 4 main categories:

The Association is Challenge Partner on behalf of UK Trade & Investment and assists UK companies at various Exhibitions and Inward/Outward Missions.

Please refer to relevant pages for flyers, further information or contact Head Office on or Click Here for the overseas events list.

For an overview of UK Trade & Investment services Click Here 

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