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.

With over 80 years of trade and investment experience, DIT Switzerland has supported over 2,140 companies in the last 3 years alone. This helped to generate over £996 million of new business for UK based firms in the Swiss market. Over 80 Swiss companies have set up and developed their UK operations by investing over £1.6 billion in the UK economy.

We offer a wide range of services; country specific guidance, product launches, promotional events, bespoke market research, identify business opportunities and represent UK business interests.

Contact us to find out more.


DIT in Switzerland helps companies in Britain increase their competitiveness through overseas trade in Switzerland. We also offer professional, authoritative and personalised assistance to help companies in Switzerland 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 Switzerland

British Embassy
Thunstrasse 50

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