Department for International Trade

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  1. Women entrepreneurs pitch innovation for Africa to UK investors
  2. Vital Industries to benefit from post-Brexit Britain
  3. Elizabeth Truss champions ‘Lionesses of Africa’

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What the Department for International Trade does

We secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

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Our ministers

Our management

Antonia Romeo
Antonia Romeo
Permanent Secretary
Crawford Falconer
Second Permanent Secretary and Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser
John Alty
Director General, Trade Policy
John Mahon
Director General, Exports
Mark Slaughter
Director General, Investment
Louis Taylor
Chief Executive, UK Export Finance
Catherine Vaughan
Director General and Chief Operating Officer
Simon Walker
Lead non-executive board member
Julie Currie
Non-executive board member
Noel Harwerth
Non-executive board member
Sir Stephen O’Brien
Non-executive board member

Contact DIT

General enquiries from UK-based businesses

Ask general questions about trade and investment.

Brexit enquiries from UK-based businesses

Ask Brexit-related questions about trade and investment.

International trade advisers in your area

Find an international trade adviser near you.

Enquiries from overseas businesses

Ask about setting up or doing business in the UK.

Department for International Trade

King Charles Street
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 20 7215 5000

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Freedom of Information

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United Kingdom

High profile groups within DIT

  1. Export Control Joint Unit
  2. Department for International Trade Defence & Security Organisation
  3. Healthcare UK
  4. Life Sciences Organisation
  5. UK National Contact Point
  6. Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate