The Dairy Export Programme will help UK agri-businesses grow by seizing new export opportunities and exploiting overseas markets for their products through a comprehensive package of export support.
The Dairy Export Programme is a direct result of £1 million in funding from the British government and forms part of a wider package of government support for agriculture, food and drink. This includes an investment of £2 million to boost the Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) programme of global tradeshows and missions, which will be delivered in partnership with industry and the Food and Drink Export Council.
The programme will provide a wide range of targeted support for businesses, through education sessions on how to boost exports, target new markets and trade promotion activity, including an inward buyer trade mission and a UK Dairy Showcase.
It will also provide specialist resources in priority markets dedicated to supporting dairy exports and market intelligence support to help businesses exploit overseas opportunities.
Malcolm Offord, Minster for Exports said: “Growing the agri, food and drink sector is key to growing our economy, and I am delighted to launch the Dairy Export Programme which will help businesses grasp exciting new opportunities around the world.”
The UK dairy industry is among the best in the world and is renowned for being ambitious and innovative.
The Dairy Export Programme will build on strong existing support for the sector from DBT. Food and drink companies will also benefit from support through DBT’s Export Support Service, Export Academy, UK Export Finance and a network of International Trade Advisers.
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