By Ian Harrison, Head of Exports - Department for International Trade (Midlands)
With a global commercial reach that extends into over 100 countries, the Department for International Trade (DIT) is the Government Department that supports UK businesses in their internationalisation.
Our mission is simple and that is to:
• Help businesses export
• Drive inward and outward investment
• Negotiate market access and trade deals
• Champion free trade across the world
The region also sits within the Midlands Engine which is a Government initiative bringing together the West and East Midlands as an engine for growth for the UK economy. The Department and a key partnership in this growth runs events and trade visits to enable businesses to export more goods and services and grow their overall productivity.
Across the UK £572 billion products and goods are currently being exported to countries across the world including the...