The Department for International Trade is the specialist Government department that supports:

  • Foreign companies seeking to set up or expand in the UK, and

  • UK-based companies to trade internationally.

The Department for International Trade provides a fully integrated advisory service, delivering the latest business intelligence through a global network of commercial teams worldwide.

The Department for International Trade works in close partnership with investment and economic development agencies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help overseas companies to maximise their business objectives in the UK.

Client focused services

DIT may be big, but a dedicated account manager will act as a single point of contact and the gateway to a large network of specialist advisors and policy influencers.

Business sector knowledge

Whatever industry you work in, DIT has people who have worked in your industry and understand it. The sector specialists at DIT know the market opportunities and have contacts to help you succeed.

UK business environment

Specialists work on every aspect of the policies and procedures that affect business –such as tax, planning, permission, employment law, visas and grant opportunities –providing access to straightforward advice when it is needed.

Influential network

With DIT operating in 107 markets round the world, easy access to a pool of expertise in the UK and foreign markets is provided. DIT advisors and account managers throughout the UK offer expertise on every aspect of setting up and expanding a business. Through embassies, high commissions and trade and investment offices, DIT has a dedicated representation at the major economic organisations, including the EU, World Bank, IMF and United nations.

Building key contacts

DIT will make the introductions you need to ensure your business start-up is as quick and efficient as possible. DIT can assist you in making introductions to service providers, local, regional and national government and trade organisations.

Long-term investment

It’s not just about bringing business to the UK. DIT’s services are based on building an understanding of long-term strategic objectives and helping investors achieve them. Once established the benefits from all the services and support that UK businesses get can be applied to succeed in overseas markets.


DIT provide an on-going support function once established in the UK, Working with Business Growth Hubs across the UK, we are concerned with Government policy, commercial, and technology issues, which are affecting or may affect your business success.

Maximising your global potential

Once you are established in the UK, DIT can help your company to take advantage of new business opportunities and branch out to new locations –both in the UK and overseas.

You can learn more by clicking here: DIT



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