UKFT confirms government scraps support for UK fashion and textile exporters

The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) confirms that the Department for International Trade (DIT) has cancelled the popular and effective Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) with immediate effect. The TAP export scheme has been enormously important for the UK fashion and textile industry as it is almost unique as a route to financial support for smaller companies as they start their export journey.

The scheme provided a small amount of financial support to SME companies attending major international trade shows. UKFT has worked with those companies and the government to ensure the grants are used in the most effective way and to help companies grow through international sales.

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