The Department for International Trade (DIT) is a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.
Trade and Investment has never been more important to the country’s economic prospects.
The Department for International Trade helps British companies of all sizes to grow their business through international trade by offering expert advice and practical support through a range of programmes. It also connects businesses to the world’s top commercial opportunities and drives targeted campaigns centred around them.
Events and Missions
Events are one of the most effective ways to support companies that are looking for trade opportunities and that are undergoing periods of transition. The Department for International Trade calendar of events has some 400 core events and missions, and 1000 opportunities across TAP "Tradeshow Access Programme" and the English National Regions.
The Department for International Trade Events Portal
The Department for International Trade Events Portal provides a single calendar view of all Department for International Trade Events and Missions, and has been developed to provide companies with more detailed information on each event in order to help them decide on the most appropriate event to attend. The calendar can be filtered and searched by sector and/or market.
There are also detailed events websites which include more information about the event and also allow users to register for an event.
Contact us / Help
Please do let us have any feedback that you have, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having any problems registering for the site.
Other Department for International Trade Services
The Department for International Trade Business Opportunities service is a web based system that allows UK companies to register for 1000’s of free sales leads in 42 sectors in over 100 countries.
These are sourced by The Department for International Trade experts and put you in touch with companies in that market who are looking to source millions of pounds worth of goods and services from the UK.
To register for this free service and tailor your alerts for business opportunities, please visit: https://www.exportingisgreat.gov.uk/
The Department for International Trade Webinar service runs hundreds of free hour long internet events covering topics, sectors and countries around the world, helping you shape your export plan.
These events allow you to interact with the experts in specific sectors and countries and allow you to ask questions to enhance your knowledge
To see upcoming Department for International Trade Webinars, please visit: https://www.events.trade.gov.uk and search for webinars.
Regeneration Investment Organisation (RIO)
RIO connects international investors to regeneration projects within the UK. RIO’s website contains:
The RIO website can be accessed here.
Open to Export
Open to Export is The Department for International Trade’s free, online advice service for UK companies looking to grow internationally. It offers free information and support on anything to do with exporting and hosts online discussions via its forum, webinars and social media where businesses can ask any export question, and learn from each other.
Open to Export can be accessed here.