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

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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, read about our investment services 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.

Our brochure “Your gateway to the French market” provides further information or contact us to find out more.

Export opportunities

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


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

Taking part in overseas events such as trade shows is a really effective way to meet crucial contacts and customers face to face and update yourselves on the competition.

You can contact us about hiring the British Embassy premises in Paris for UK business events.

Our people

  • Oriel Petry

    Director, Department for International Trade France

Contact us

Department for International Trade France

British Embassy
35, rue du Faubourg St Honoré
75383 Paris Cedex 08

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Department for International Trade Lyon

Le Lugdunum
5, place Jules Ferry

69006 Lyon

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Department for International Trade Bordeaux

British Consulate
353, Boulevard du Président Wilson
33073 Bordeaux Cedex

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