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Open to Export highlights export opportunities in the US with new infographic


Open to Export, the new digital export advice service from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and hibu plc *, has today released a new infographic, urging UK firms to consider trading in the US.

The infographic entitled, 'Doing Business in the US' follows on from 'Why UK Businesses Should Export…' which was released to celebrate the launch of Open to Export in October this year.

Doing Business in the US
Doing Business in the US

As well as providing reasons why firms should consider doing business in the US, the infographic highlights the key sectors for exporting products and services to the country.

Open to Export is running a number of features to mark its launch, as well as being present at related events over the coming months. This month's focus is on the US and alongside the infographic there are relevant articles and video, a featured exporter of the month, as well as a team of experts ready to answer questions about trading with the US.

The infographic is available to download from the Open to Export website now, with an easy to use embed code so it can be hosted and shared socially. To view or download the graphic please visit:

* hibu is the new company name for Yell Group


Notes to Editors
When republishing the infographic please include a reference to

1. The hibu – UKTI partnership was announced in November 2011 by the Prime Minister, David Cameron. UKTI is committed in its strategy to deliver a digital export service. hibu (previously Yell Group) was selected as a partner by UKTI following an open competition.

2. Background
The Open to Export service went live in a Beta trial in June. Businesses have been provided with content around how to trade in the USA and India. The Service is now being rolled out to include other major markets. 

Over the next 12-24 months it will expand to cover the other export markets that SMEs tell us they want support for. Content coverage on the service is growing with the community of users. 

About UKTI
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. For more information on UKTI, visit or telephone +44 (0)207 215 8000. For latest press releases, visit the online newsroom at

About hibu
hibu helps communities thrive by facilitating millions of connections each year between consumers who want to find products and services locally and the merchants who provide them.

hibu helps consumers find local businesses and shop in new, innovative ways. Its dedicated online hibu markets provide comprehensive, convenient access to local goods and services. hibu helps merchants compete in the digital world with a broad range of marketing and commerce solutions delivered online and through hibu’s direct sales teams. Building on its heritage as a premier directories provider, hibu continues to offer a full range of print - and distribution-based marketing services.

hibu operates in the UK, US, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Peru and US Hispanic markets. In the year ended 31 March 2012, hibu had 1.2 million SME customers and total revenues of £1.6 billion.

For further information about hibu, visit

For more information or a copy of the infographic please contact:

Eshe Brown on 01273 760 959
Sophie Coley on 01273 760 969