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Department for Business and Trade

About the Department for Business and Trade (DBT)

DBT is the UK Government department responsible for inward investment, export promotion, trade policy and export finance.

We secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment and championing free trade.

For international partners, we are your front door to the UK.

As the UK’s international economic department, DBT is responsible for:

  • Bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and to help businesses succeed
  • Delivering a new trade policy framework
  • Promoting British trade and investment across the world
  • Building the global appetite for British goods and services

We work through our dedicated and talented teams in the UK and in overseas posts, based at embassies and consulates in more than 100 international markets.

We promote trade and help to open up markets for exporters and to increase UK exports. We are developing the new trade policy framework for the UK. Through UK Export Finance, we offer products to exporters and overseas buyers to ensure that no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance.

We are your expert guides on your journey to invest in the UK. We offer free and confidential advice and services to inward investors. We give new investors the confidence to invest in the UK, and we help existing inward investors to expand and grow in the UK and to use the UK as your gateway to the world.