It’s International Trade Week!

It’s International Trade Week!

For the first time ever, the Department for International Trade (DIT) brings us International Trade Week

Running from 15th-19th November, the 5-day series of online and in-person events has been put together to help businesses understand opportunities and markets and covers some of the key territories that have recently been the subject of trade agreements. Organised by the UK government and sporting the “Made in the UK, sold to the world” slogan, International Trade Week is part of the UK’s route to becoming a “Global Britain”.

What is happening?

A full list of events can be found here

The specialists at International Trade Matters have picked out some of their highlights below:


Agri Tech Opportunities in Vietnam

UK based agri-tech companies have an exclusive opportunity to book a one-to-one session with a trade expert from the British Chamber in Vietnam in order to discuss how to access current export opportunities

Luis Mulet says; “This is a great opportunity to gain insight into a growing market for the agri-tech sector”


Tech Exports Europe (multiple sessions)

Discover the Technology opportunities of exporting to Europe. Hear from the Department for International Trade market specialists to find the greatest opportunities for your business.

“A good chance to explore the new trading relationship with our close neighbours, as well as emerging technology markets”

Linda Middleton-Jones


Doing Business in Latin America & the Caribbean

Are you an experienced exporter but new to Latin America and the Caribbean (LATAC)? Join our panel to hear from expert speakers that will give you some practical insights for operating in LATAC.

“There is so much potential for UK companies across a variety of sectors – particularly agri-tech, sustainability and renewables & environment”

Luis Mulet


Export Academy:  Getting your Business Ready for Global Exports with Amazon UK

The UK Amazon Global Selling team supports British businesses to grow their business internationally. From North America to Australia, there is a possible store for every business.

“We regularly provide support to companies trading internationally online and Amazon is undoubtedly a leader in providing access to trading possibilities”

Frances Fawcett
An Introduction to Trade Remedies by the UK Trade Remedies Authority

The UK Trade Remedies Authority, DIT’s first Arms-Length Body, will give an overview of what trade remedies are and when you might encounter them.

Find out more about Trade Remedies in this guest article from Sarah Hurst

Agri Tech in Latin America

Hosted by the Department for International Trade, this webinar exploring the opportunities for agri tech companies in the Latin American markets of Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico and Argentina.


The Retail Lab – The Consumer Goods and Food and Drink Retail Scene in Australia and New Zealand

This webinar is part of The Retail Lab series of export focused retail sessions designed to inform and inspire UK companies to research, plan and prepare as they negotiate entry into the competitive Australian and New Zealand market places.

“The UK has highly sought-after produce in the food and drink sectors and we have advised companies throughout the South West and beyond. This is a good chance to learn about potential new markets for your products.”

Lindy Stacey

Questions & Answers

When is International Trade Week?

Monday 15th November to Friday 19th November 2021

Who is International Trade Week for?

Existing exporters or new exporters, small businesses to multinationals

How much does it cost?

Most of the events are FREE, but some of the in-person and Chamber events attract a small fee

“We want to help more businesses across the UK start exporting so they can seize the wins on offer in the world’s fastest growing markets.

“I’m delighted to announce DIT’s first International Trade Week. Exporting is crucial to the government’s plans to level up and build back better, and this week of events is a great opportunity for businesses to get involved, share advice and learn from the experts.” 

Minister for Exports, Mike Freer MP – quoted on the event website