International Trade and Investment Directorate

What we do

The purpose of the Directorate for International Trade & Investment (DITI) is to deliver the Scottish Government’s increased ambition for internationalisation of the economy and maximise the value of the food & drink sector. 

This means setting the policy direction on trade, capital & foreign direct investment, and food & drink sectoral policy in line with the SG Programme for Government and Economic Action Plan.  We are also the hub for trade policy analysis and delivery around Brexit. 

The Directorate is structured into 3 Divisions with the following aims:

Trade & Investment Delivery Division

  • Aims to enable more Scottish businesses to export more goods and services to more markets and secure greater foreign investment for Scotland

Trade Policy Division

  • Aims to provide expert trade policy analysis which represents Scottish business and consumer interests, and
  • Aims to effect policy change which increases Scottish trade and investment flows

Food & Drink Division

  • Aims to deliver strategies and policies to drive growth in value across the food and drink sectors

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers