The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy.

DIT offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage.


DIT in China helps companies in Britain increase their competitiveness through overseas trade in China. We also offer professional, authoritative and personalised assistance to help companies in China locate and expand in the UK.

Our services

Set up a business in the UK

DIT offers dedicated, professional, personalised assistance to help you locate and expand your business in the UK. Visit Invest in Great Britain and Northern Ireland or contact us to find out more.

Sourcing products or services from the UK

DIT helps overseas businesses to source UK products and services and connect with UK partners. Read about our services for overseas businesses.

Export from the UK

DIT can assist you on every step of the exporting journey in both the UK and overseas. Read about our exporting services or contact us to find out more.

Export opportunities

DIT provides free international export sales leads from its worldwide network. Find export opportunities.


DIT and its partners stage events in the UK and abroad to help companies looking to export. Search for DIT events.

Contact us

Department for International Trade Beijing

British Embassy
11 Guang Hua Lu
100600 Chaoyang District Beijing

Department for International Trade Shanghai

British Consulate-General
Suite 301 Shanghai Centre
1376 Nanjing Road

200040 Shanghai

Department for International Trade Guangzhou

British Consulate-General
2/F Guangdong Int'l Hotel
339 Huanshi Dong Lu Guangzhou


Department for International Trade Chongqing

Suite 2801, Metropolitan Tower
68 Zuorong Road

400100 Yuzhong District Chongqing

Department for International Trade Wuhan

33F, Pingan Finance Centre, 1628 Zhongshan Avenue, Jiang'an District

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