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The Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade (DIT) promotes British businesses worldwide. DIT is an international trade department, responsible for:

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

Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International (SDI) is the Scottish Government’s international economic agency. Founded in 2001 with headquarters in Glasgow aim to support International Trade as well as Foreign Direct Investments. The support is very much tailored to company needs. We work very closely with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the new South of Scotland Enterprise. We have 200+ employees worldwide in approximately 34 different offices in 24 countries. Most of our offices are co-located within British Embassies which means that the Scottish companies we work with, have access to us as well as our friends from DIT and the wider embassy and consulate departments.