The Department for International Trade
- Services are the predominant driver of the UK economy, contributing 80% of GDP in 2019 and employing over 26 million people. As the second largest exporter of all services in the world, UK services exports increased by 6.8% to £328 billion in 2019.
- Clearly, services is an area the UK is competitive, and there is more potential as DIT helps to open up new markets, removing barriers and supporting UK business to win overseas business. DIT have set up a service for UK business to report trade barriers https://www.great.gov.uk/report-trade-barrier
- The UK will remain a strong supporter of services and support efforts to enhance international rules for trade in services at the WTO, providing stability and predictability.
- In negotiating our new free trading relationships around the globe, DIT’s aim is to secure best-in-class rules for all services sectors
DIT have a network of trade advisors close to you across the UK, as well as teams in important market overseas who can provide further support to your services business. If you are a UK business looking for help in your export growth, visit www.great.gov.uk to contact your local team and access guidance and business opportunities from around the world in your sector.