International Trade Missions
As part of a wider project supported by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce network are running a series of virtual trade missions to support Scottish companies with their ambitions to expand in international markets.
All upcoming missions can be viewed on the Export Hub portal.
Technical Advice & Support
Navigating the world of international trade can be complex, with codes and acronyms sounding like a whole new language. Our experienced international trade team are always on hand to assist and can offer specialist advice, consultancy and technical support to businesses across the Highlands and Islands region.
- Bespoke advice and consultancy to suit your company needs
- Specialist import and export advice
- Ongoing support or specific project support available
- Country specific information from documentation requirements to cultural differences
- Specialist technical support to businesses at every level of exporting or importing, whether new or experienced
- Guidance on labelling. customs, duties, taxes, commodity codes
The devastating impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine remains clear. Whilst this situation is deeply worrying for many businesses, the British Chamber of Commerce network will continue to work closely with the UK Government to ensure businesses have as much advice, information and support as possible to make decisions , adapt to these circumstances and navigate the challenging times ahead.
ChamberCustoms continue to offer free export declarations for humanitarian aid leaving the UK for Ukraine and the British Chamber of Commerce are offering advice and support for employees and workers, travel and visa advice as well as cyber security support.
How To Do Business with the UN Workshop
28th November 2023
Hosted by Department for Business Trade
The United Nations procured goods and services for almost $30 billion in 2022. The United Kingdom is the 3th largest country supplier to the UN and procurement from UK Suppliers reached a record high of $1.3 billion. The top UN procurement categories include: Health, Pharmaceuticals, Medical, Lab equipment, Management & Admin Services, Engineering & Research Services, Transport & Logistics, IT & Communications Equipment. The UK remained the largest supplier to the Public Order and Security Service segment.
The Department for Business & Trade’s (DBT) UN team will give an overview to delegates on how best to access the UN market place and insight into engaging with the UN supply chain and understand more about their procurement processes.
For more information about the event and how to register please click here.
Virtual Trade Mission to Catalonia, Spain
21st March 2024
Catalonia, with its 7.7 million inhabitants, has the most competitive economy in Southern Europe. It accounts for 25% of the Spanish industry and has a GDP similar to that of Finland. Historically a trading nation, its strategic location in the Mediterranean and its transport infrastructures, as well as its entrepreneurial and business-friendly economy, have made it a top location in Europe. To add to that the capital city, Barcelona is an unbeatable meeting point for international business.
Scottish businesses have several opportunities in Catalonia’s key sectors, including:
- Food and drink
- Computer and IT services
- Transport logistics and equipment
- Financial services
- Green tech
- Creative industries
- Chemical sciences
About the Trade Mission
During this mission, delegates will participate in a session to gain awareness about the industry with our expert partners. Additionally, delegates will have the opportunity to have two B2B connections that align with their requirements, with the support of our market partners.
If you are interested in joining this virtual trade mission, please get in touch with the international team by completing the application form and e-mail the team firstname.lastname@example.org or call the international team on 0131 221 2999 by Monday 11th December.
*Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, as part of the International Trade Partnership with the Scottish Government.
3rd Engineering & Healthcare Show
📍 Lahore, Pakistan
📅 18 – 24 January 2024
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan, is organizing the Engineering and Healthcare Show (EHCS), a premier event that unites the Engineering, Mineral and Healthcare domains under a single roof. The EHCS is scheduled to take place in Lahore, Pakistan from January 18-20, 2024.
Highlighting the prowess of Pakistan’s Engineering, Mineral and Healthcare, this show is the largest showcase of Pakistan’s engineering and healthcare products and technologies to global audience. The significance of EHCS is further underscored by the participation of foreign buyers from around the globe. It aims to foster international collaboration and business opportunities.
It will provide a platform to build network and explore new avenues for companies from 21 product sectors including Agricultural Machinery, Handicrafts, Safety Equipment, Surgical instruments, Sports Goods, Musical instruments, Auto-parts, Gems & Jewellery, Furniture, Mattresses, Rubber & its other products, Packaging, Plastic and its implements, Stationery, Paperboard, Electrical Machinery, Cookware, Marble, Minerals, Steel & Iron, Construction material, Cutlery, Mobile devices, Pharmaceutical & Chemicals.
More information about this event can be found here.
Registration 👉 here.
British Chambers of Commerce Programme at COP28
The BCC network have been working with the British Chamber of Commerce in Abu Dhabi to produce an exciting programme at COP28 with opportunities for B2B meetings, business development and networking.
You can download the full programme here.
If you would like to participate, please do let us know and we can make introductions.
Trade Delegation to Mumbai and Bangalore (Tech Summit)
In November 2023, the Department for International Trade will be leading a trade delegation of some of the UK’s most exciting technology companies to Bangalore Tech Summit. This trade show is one of Asia’s most prestigious, bringing together technology buyers, pioneering businesses and researchers, consultants and academia in the spectacular grounds of Bangalore Palace.
To register your interest in the mission, please click here.