Policy paper

Export Strategy: terms of reference

Terms of reference for the Department for International Trade's development of a new export strategy.



Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, is leading the development of a new government Export Strategy, which will report in the coming months. It aims to ensure that government has the right financial, practical and promotional support in place to allow businesses to benefit from growth opportunities.

The Export Strategy will build on the recent Industrial Strategy, as well as complement future British trade policy, by helping firms to increase their capacity to export their goods and services overseas.

The Export Strategy will explore 5 important areas:

  • segmenting the differing needs of UK businesses
  • assessing different sector and market needs
  • the Department for International Trade’s products and services
  • working with other providers of export support, including the private sector
  • DIT income generation strategy
Published 20 March 2018