Government Launches Digital Trade Platform

The government has launched an online trade platform to help UK businesses break into foreign markets.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched the platform called which acts as a hub for UK and international trade investment. 

Liam Fox, International Trade Secretary, said maximising opportunities for international trade is crucial to the UK’s “future prosperity” and that currently only 11% of British businesses export abroad.

He said: “Some businesses have told us they don’t know where to start or how to make the next step onto the global marketplace. That’s why we want to support UK businesses large and small as they grow, and help them connect with global demand to fulfil our greatest economic ambitions.

“ will show an international audience that we’re home to the most dynamic and innovative companies in the world and that Britain is open for business as never before.”

Businesses can register on the platform meaning they become a part of a searchable directory the government can use to match products and services with “worldwide demand”.

Businesses can also get emails from international buyers who could be interested in their services.

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