The British Exporters Association (BExA) is an independent national trade association representing the interests of the export community. Established in 1940 as the National General Export Merchants Group, it became the British Export Houses Association and then in 1988 adopted the name of British Exporters Association when it recruited manufacturing companies as members.

Latest news

  • BExA response to UKTI’s “Cross-Government approach at heart of new drive to boost exports”
    BExA welcomes Lord Maude’s announcements on a new whole-of-government approach to boosting exports, which is to be delivered via a transformed UKTI. This closely echoes the call for a joined up approach in BExA’s “6th Annual ECA Benchmarking of UK Export Finance – Whole Government Support for Exporters”. Exporters have long required a coordinated one-stop shop to facilitate their ability to navigate the support and advice available from the many different government departments. This new announcement suggests coordination will soon become a reality and, if implemented successfully, be of significant benefit for the UK exporter community. Along with UKTI, UK Export Finance will play a critical role in the success of this programme and is well placed to deliver increased export credit and finance support if it continues to follow up on the improvements that have been outlined in successive BExA benchmarking papers. BExA would be pleased to see DfID included in this joined up approach to export alongside a reintroduced tied aid programme as highlighted in our submission to the recent DfID consultation. The British Business Bank and its support for SME finance should be extended to include the provision of banking facilities direct to SMEs which is fundamental to the success of the drive to hit the UK’s ambitious export growth targets.
  • CBI supports BExA calls for improvements in UKEF product range for SMEs
    To read the article issued by the CBI please click here
  • BExA ECA Benchmarking Report features in article
    An article by Kevin Godier in the October edition of International Trade Finance features BExA and it's ECA Benchmarking Report.  Click here to read ..


BExA Annual Lunch
Mansion House, City of London – Tuesday, 13th October 2015

BExA Spring Reception 2016
Date to be announced

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Membership is open to all companies and other organisations resident in the United Kingdom who export goods or services, or who provide assistance to such companies in the promotion and furtherance of export activities.

Contact information

The British Exporters Association
Broadway House
Tothill Street
London SW1H 9NQ
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7222 5419
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7799 2468