Skip to main content

Trade Promotion

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

10. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps her Department is taking to promote the interests of British business abroad. (115410)

UK Trade and Investment’s new strategy maintains investor and export support for small and medium enterprises, inexperienced exporters and mature markets.

Its new focus is on emerging economies. New services will include business access to Foreign and Commonwealth Office reporting.

We will expand our Security Information Service for Businesses Overseas information service, negotiate new investment agreements and promote responsible and sustainable business.

Furthermore the North Eastern Regional Development Agency currently offers services from its offices in Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Brussels, Illinois, Atlanta and California.