The Department of International Trade is an international economic department of the UK government which secures UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment and championing free trade. 


Its responsibilities include :

- 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


The contact details of your local International trade adviser can be found here


DIT and events

Events are one of the most effective ways to support companies looking for trade opportunities.

DIT's calendar of events is updated regularly with both UK and overseas events, as well as overseas missions and opportunities across the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP), Search all DIT events here

For further information on DIT's Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) please click here 

Advice from the DIT ranging from how to create an export plan, to how to prepare for export procedures and logistics can be found here


UK Export Finance

UK Export Finance is the UK's export credit agency which over the past five years has provided £14 billion of support for exports and international trade. Both finance and insurance is available from the UK government, further details of which can be found here


Sell online with the DIT's E-Exporting programme

The Department for International Trade's (DIT's) E-Exporting Programme helps UK retailers and brands export their products overseas via e-commerce. Further details can be found here