Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS)

The Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) gives your business an instant link to local trade experts, reports and advice around the world.

The OMIS online service directly plugs into a huge global network of UK Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions - a network of overseas expert advisers to help businesses access the best local support and business advice, including competitor analysis, market reviews, bespoke events and local help with business etiquette and culture.

The service is tailored to individual requirements. The OMIS overseas staff are at the heart of the service with local cultural understanding, market knowledge and extensive political and commercial contacts.

What are the business benefits?

The service guides a business through the complicated process of breaking into new overseas markets, while providing help at every stage - from early initial research to making your first market visit overseas.

It also offers:

  • Identification, assessment and contacting of potential distributors, partners and contacts
  • Market sector overviews
  • Market analysis
  • Appointment making with selected contacts or business partners
  • Help with translation, business etiquette and culture
  • Introductions to Chambers of Commerce and Trade Associations
  • Arrangement of receptions, meetings & seminars where you can present your products & services
  • Delivery and collection of tender documents

Proud to support Business is GreatIf you are looking for further advice on exporting, please call Cumbria Business Growth Hub on 0844 257 8450 or email: Catherynn@cumbriachamber.co.uk.

Details of local events can be found here.

If you want to export your products or services contact DIT for free advice and support and find opportunities to export your products and services at www.exportingisgreat.gov.uk