Universal Exports, or Universal Export, is the fictional import-export company which acts as a cover for the British Secret Service (MI-6) in Ian Fleming’s Bond novels, and in the official film series.
Universal Exports made its first appearance in the second Ian Fleming novel, Live and Let Die, under the name Universal Export. In the novel, “Universal Export” acts as one of the covers used by British field agents.
In Moonraker it is also mentioned that the “Universal Export Co.” is the cover for the Secret Service’s offices in London. Along with other fictional businesses “Radio Tests Ltd.”, “Delaney Bros. (1940) Ltd” and the “Omnium Corporation” they occupy the “big, grey building near Regents Park”.
In The Man with the Golden Gun it is revealed that “Universal Exports” has been officially replaced with a new fictional corporation – “Transworld Consortium”.
The Universal Exports logo is seen on helicopters, business cards, office frontages and ID cards.