Policy paper

DIT approach to engagement for the pre-negotiation phase of trade negotiations

To build a trade policy that works for the whole of the UK it is crucial that we engage with stakeholders and call upon expert views and opinions to help inform our work.



This article sets out the principles which will guide the government’s engagement throughout the pre-negotiation phase.

The government has consulted widely since the referendum and will continue to do so. Now, as we move towards negotiating our own trade deals with other countries, the government is putting in place a more structured approach to engagement to provide clarity on how stakeholders can feed into the work of the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Published 17 July 2018
Last updated 6 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Text updated and link added to https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/creating-a-transparent-and-inclusive-future-trade-policy.
  2. First published.