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The Institute of Export & International Trade
Export House
Minerva Business Park

Lynch Wood

Tel: +44 (0) 1733 404400



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UK Export Finance is the UK’s export credit agency.

UKEF’s mission is to ensure that no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance from the private sector, while operating at no net cost to the taxpayer.

We help UK companies of all sizes and in all sectors​ win, fulfil and get paid for export contracts. We provide insurance to exporters and guarantees to banks to share the risks of providing export finance. In addition, we can make loans to overseas buyers of goods and services from the UK.

As the world's first export credit agency, established in 1919, we've been innovating since day one.

  • ​Last year, we provided £2.5 billion of support for UK exports, helping 191 companies sell to 75 markets around the world.

  • 77% of all companies we supported were small to medium-sized businesses.

  • We also lent £666 million directly to overseas buyers to help them buy from the UK - more than double the amount for 2016 to 2017.

New business enquiries:

To check your eligibility for trade finance and insurance:

Call: +44 (0) 20 7271 8010


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Department for International Trade (DIT)

If you have a specific enquiry about the Nigerian market which is not addressed by the information in this guide, you may contact:


Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7215 5000

Otherwise contact DIT at the British High Commission Abuja and the British Deputy High Commission Lagos directly, for more information and advice on opportunities for doing business with Nigeria:

Department for International Trade Abuja
British High Commission
Plot 1137. Diplomatic Drive
Central Business District

General enquiries: +234 (0) 812 810 8845

Department for International Trade Lagos

British Deputy High Commission
11 Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island


General enquiries: +234 (0) 812 810 8845


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