UK seen as good importer of space expertise, less good at aiding exports

by Peter B. de Selding

The UK Department of International Trade is trying to raise its profile to attract foreign companies to British soil, an effort that takes on special immediacy with Britain's coming withdrawal from the European Union. Credit: UK Department of International Trade


LONDON — British government officials are having more success in luring non-British space companies to British soil than they are in using the British export-credit agency to stimulate domestic companies’ export sales.

Terry Coxall, a space specialist at the UK Department of Trade (DIT), said the government’s focus on attracting space product or services companies to . . .

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