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.

In Iraq, DIT has commercial staff at the British Embassy in Baghdad, covering trade in the centre and south of the country – including Basra, and in the British Consulate in Erbil, covering trade in the Kurdistan region.


DIT’s commercial teams in Iraq are helping UK companies to identify opportunities in the country, and supporting them in accessing the market. We are also working with the Iraqi government to identify and overcome obstacles to doing business in Iraq, including through the UK/Iraq Joint Ministerial Trade Council.

Our services

Start 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 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. You can browse scheduled events and register for alerts.

Contact us

Department for International Trade Baghdad

Beverley Simpson, Director, DIT Iraq
British Embassy
International Zone


Department for International Trade Erbil

British Consulate-General

Office hours:
Sunday to Wednesday: 08:00am to 16:00pm; Thursday: 08:00am to 14:00pm

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