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Are You Eligible?

To be eligible for support under the Trade Export Pathway, businesses must:

  • Have less than 250 employees
  • Have an annual turnover of more than £50,000 and less than £40m (or euro equivalent)
  • Be a business based in Ireland or Northern Ireland
  • Have a minimum of 12 months trading history

Sole Traders, Partnerships and Social Enterprises that satisfy the eligibility criteria are welcome to apply.

Ineligible Sectors

Businesses involved in the following sectors are generally not considered eligible for Trade support: Wholesale, retail, distribution, tourism, hospitality, primary agriculture, personal services and professional business services (professional business services are not excluded from Go-2-Tender).

Applications from the sectors above may be considered if the business has developed a unique product, system or process that provides additional value to the core business activity.

Businesses involved in practices associated with gambling, health risks or immoral activity or any other activity that may be negatively perceived and bring the reputation of InterTradeIreland into disrepute will not be supported.


InterTradeIreland reserve the right to request supporting financial information and/or proof of annual turnover.

If you have questions regarding the Trade Export Pathway, you can get in touch directly with the team by email:

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