The Institute of Export & International Trade

The Institute of Export & International Trade

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) exists to empower organisations and equip individuals with the expertise to trade effectively, sustainably and competitively.

It is the leading membership body for professionals and organisations involved in international trade with over nearly 7000 individual and company members.

The Institute provides education and training to the UK’s international traders, with over 11,000 courses delivered in 2021. By training, educating and supporting people in respect of trade and customs, it aims to make trading internationally first nature to UK firms.

The Institute has long used its expertise to offer consultancy services and is increasingly partnering with companies and the public sector to deliver services to traders. In the private sector the Institute offers cost effective advice and guidance to both its member companies and those who wish to have a more ad-hoc relationship. It also works, often with commercial partners, to help exporters directly tap its expertise, particularly in customs compliance.

The IOE&IT was established in 1935 as a charity to enhance the UK’s export performance and to professionalise those involved in international trade. That charitable remit remains the same today.

The Institute has a staff of 130, is headquartered in Peterborough and has offices in London, Nairobi and Northern Ireland.

ADVISORY COUNCIL NOMINEE

Marco Forgione

Marco Forgione

Director General

The Institute of Export & International Trade