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Support for Exporters

Support for Exporters

Get ready for your new, global venture. Locate experts with the know-how and experience to make your business international. Use the list below to find support services in the country which you are targeting. Find out more on how the EU helps small businesses with international ambitions here or via the Enterprise Europe Network.

How does the EU support the internationalisation of EU businesses?

The table below indicates which service you might like to consider approaching, depending on your business needs and target market.

Name

Description

Countries
Covered

Website

Providing Advice Yes/No

Enterprise Europe Network

The Network helps EU small and medium enterprises (SMEs) innovate and grow internationally. It provides international business expertise with local knowledge across a range of targeted services (partnership,  advisory, innovation support).

The 28 EU and 38 non-EU countries

http://een.ec.europa.eu/ 

Yes

European IPR desk

The European IPR Helpdesk offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IPR matters to beneficiaries of EU funded research projects and EU SMEs involved in transnational partnership agreements, especially within the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

EU countries

https://www.iprhelpdesk.eu/

Yes

IPR SME Helpdesks in China, Latin America and South East Asia

IPR SME helpdesks support EU SMEs to protect and enforce their Intellectual Property rights in or relating to China, Latin America, and Southeast Asia through the provision of free information and services

China,

Latin America,

South-East Asia

http://www.ipr-hub.eu/

Yes

EU Asia Business Link (EALink) - Resource Library

Platform aimed at helping European businesses to set up and develop commercial relations in several Asian countries.

Cambodia,

China,

India,

Indonesia,

Japan,

South Korea,

Laos,

Malaysia,

Myanmar,

the Philippines,

Singapore,

Sri Lanka,

Taiwan,

Thailand,

Vietnam

http://www.ealink.eu/

Yes

EU SME Centre

EU initiative providing a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to European SMEs, getting them ready to do business in China.

China

http://www.eusmecentre.org.cn/

Yes

EU Japan Centre

It manages policy-related and business support activities designed to help bring European and Japanese businesses together.

Japan

http://www.eu-japan.eu/

Yes

EU Gateway - Business Avenues

Offers business missions to South Korea, South East Asia and China. Assistance with business meeting matchmaking is a core service.

Japan,

South Korea,

Singapore,

Indonesia,

Malaysia,

the Philippines,

Thailand,

Vietnam,

China

https://www.eu-gateway.eu/news/prepare-your-company-successful-business-mission-asia

Yes

European ASEAN Business Centre (EABC)

Its objective is to contribute to the improvement of trade and investment for European companies in Thailand and to increase European trade and investment in Thailand.

Thailand

http://www.eabc-thailand.eu/

Yes

EU-Indonesia business network (EIBN)

Promotes Indonesia and ASEAN as high potential trade and investment destinations among companies from all EU28 member states, especially SMEs.

Indonesia

http://www.eibn.org/

Yes

EU-Vietnam Business Network (EVBN)

Its objective is to increase exports and investments of the EU to Vietnam in particular by SMEs.

Vietnam

http://evbn.org/

Yes

ELAN Program (European and Latin American Business Services and Innovation Network)

Seeks to increase and diversify the EU economic presence in Latin America by meeting the Latin America demand for knowledge and innovative technology. 

Argentina

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Mexico

Peru

http://www.elanbiz.org/

Yes