Department for International Trade Support

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. We also help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK. Our services are provided in over 100 markets throughout the world. 

Export Services for UK Businesses has tailored support and advice for businesses on how to start exporting or increase the amount of goods and services they sell overseas. You can:

UK Export Finance

We are the UK’s export credit agency and a government department, working alongside the Department for International Trade as an integral part of its strategy and operations. We help UK companies to:

  • Win export contracts by providing attractive financing terms to their buyers
  • Fulfill contracts by supporting working capital loans
  • Get paid by insuring against buyer default
  • We can support exports for any size of company and across all sectors, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property.

    Our export finance managers provide free and impartial consultations. They help UK companies to check they are getting the appropriate support and, if not, explore how to bridge any gaps.

  • Arrange a consultation with your local export finance manager.
  • Find out more about our products and services and read our success stories.


    DIT Trade Challenge Partner Initiative

    In March 2013 DIT announced 99 UKTI Trade Challenge Partners. These Partners are drawn from Trade Associations, Accredited Trade Organisations and other membership organisations focused on overseas trade, and represent virtually all sectors and industries of the UK economy. Some headlines about this group of Partners include:

    The collective membership of the 99 DIT Trade Challenge Partners is around 70,000

    On average it is estimated that 40% of these are already doing business internationally, with the potential for a further 20% to do so (that would equal 14,500 more exporters) they reach out into their industry through a range of partnerships, affiliations and federations


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