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Trade Publications

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what publications promoting British trade are funded or part-funded, by her Department; and how much was spent on such funding in 2002–03 [112861]

[holding answer 12 May 2003]: During 2002–03, a number of publications were produced that were aimed at developing British overseas trade. These were funded and part funded centrally by British Trade International at a cost of £389,500. The publications are:

  • Flagship brochure "Business Success Overseas"
  • "Business Success Overseas2 Welsh version
  • Guide to services provided by COI for exporters
  • 8 Sector publications
  • Overseas Trade Magazine—10 issues
  • 2002–03 Annual Review
The DTI also funds the New Products from Britain service, which promotes British products and services to potential overseas buyers. This includes leaflets, catalogues and brochures which cost a total of £272,326 in 2002–03.