What is the Department for International Trade?

The Department for International Trade (DIT) was established shortly after the EU referendum to manage the UK’s international trade relations. As an EU member, international trade is mostly a responsibility of the EU. However, following the UK’s vote to leave, it will regain powers to negotiate free trade agreements independently, including during any transition period, although these won’t be able to come into force until the transition period is over.

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