Department of International Trade

The Department of International Trade (DIT) support UK businesses to export and grow into overseas/global markets.  DIT is the international economic department, responsible for:

  • Bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed
  • Delivering a new trade policy framework for the UK as we leave the EU
  • Promoting British trade and investment across the world
  • Building the global appetite for British goods and services

Through their network of overseas posts and UK-based trade advisers the DIT can provide support for UK businesses wishing to expand into overseas markets, including:

  • Information on the main forms of overseas investment
  • Reasons why UK businesses may consider expanding into overseas markets
  • Information on overseas investment opportunities for your products or services

There are a number of ways DIT can provide information and direct support: