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British Goods Promotion

July 16, 2002

Question written on 16/07/2002

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funding he gave to promote (a) high quality and (b) other British goods and services abroad in the last 12 months.

Answered by Denis MacShane

British Trade International (BTI), has lead responsibility within Government for trade development and investment overseas and inward investment. The BTI is a joint FCO and DTI operation.The trade promotion and development arm of BTI is Trade Partners UK (TPUK). In financial year 200102, TPUK’s budget for promoting goods and services overseas was some 69.6 million.Information distinguishing between funding for the promotion of (a) high quality and (b) other British goods and services is not collected.