Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns is encouraging Welsh firms to export their goods and services abroad to mark the one year anniversary of the Department of International Trade.
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns will write to 26,000 Welsh potential export businesses delivering them a copy of exporting guidelines. The Wales Export Guide shows the support on offer from the UK Government and accounts from firms in Wales currently exporting to other countries.
In 2016 there were more than 3,800 businesses exporting in Wales with an annual combined value of £12.4bn exports. Now, Ministers are urging other business to take up the support on offer including financial incentives and online matching services.
The Welsh Secretary wants more Welsh firms to get involved after recent successes. The Department of International Trade supported a trade mission in July last year resulting in £1.2 billion worth of business deals.
In the last year, the Department of International Trade has supported almost 1,200 companies in Wales helping them attend overseas trade shows, carry out crucial market research and develop international relationships.
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