Global Trade Department empowers SMEs to expand their brands overseas and take their supply chains global; providing all the expertise, knowledge, and experience of an in-house Global Trade Department …. without the overhead!

About us

Global Trade Department is a business management consultancy specialising in International Trade, Regulatory compliance, and Sustainability Planning. Our first-hand experience gained from many decades of working across different industries, in both import and export-focused roles, is what enables us to meet head-on any challenge or ambition a client presents.

Global Trade Clinic

Gain dedicated, specialist import and export support and advice via a free of charge 30-minute Zoom appointment with a Global Trade Department consultant


We focus on SMEs (predominantly UK-based) that often find large Government led or linked support programmes too high-level and generic. We have a framework of import and export focused consultancy, training, and operational support that benefits those businesses looking for more technical, operational-level detail combined with hands-on approach to rapidly instil know-how and foster confidence.



From strategy definition, market research and regulatory studies through to partner selection and market launch, our consultants guide your global trade efforts to mitigate risk and optimise success.

Hands-on support

Global trade can be complex as well as time and resource intensive. Hands-on support like our Global Trade Manager service, boosts your internal team’s capacity whilst transferring vital knowledge.


Our wide-ranging training courses are delivered by experienced domain specialists and pitched perfectly for expanding your team’s import and export knowledge whilst simultaneously building their confidence.

Sustainable Global Trade

Sustainability and climate change are set to completely transform trade liberalisation and the globalisation landscape over the coming years; SMEs need to prepare for this. In response to this growing imperative, Global Trade Department has developed several innovative frameworks and tools to help global traders assess their current mode of operating and guide them to adopt sustainable trade practices that serve to gain competitive advantage and futureproof growth considering future legislative changes globally.

Global Trade Sustainability Assessment

Obtain an impartial, outside-in assessment of your current global trading processes and practices, with practical recommendations of how you can incorporate sustainability values and targets to meet future regulatory requirements and drive long-term growth.