AGCC's experienced International Business team can provide companies with business advice in support of market entry and export initiatives. Our comprehensive databases and co-operation with other support organisations enable us to tap into many resources and respond quickly to members' requirements. Our network extends locally, nationally and internationally.

The team can also be commissioned to perform bespoke projects such as the development of export strategies, production of export business plans, sales and marketing support and business development. Market research can be performed either in the form of desk research or in-market research.

The Chamber's wide range of events covers all aspects of international trade. Overseas trade missions provide comprehensive practical information and insights into foreign markets.



Japan inward delegation to Subsea Expo - w/c 9th February 

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Tullow Oil doubles its estimate ot its discovery in Kenya's South Lokichar basin to 600 million barrels

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High value opportunities (HVOs) are arising in Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya and Uganda

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High value opportunities in Mexico for Oil & Gas Companies

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Italy – Launch UK innovation into the Italian energy efficiency market 

Deadline for registering interest – 30/04/15

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China plans the "most cuts in history" to restrictions on foreign investment

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Mexico moving quickly to implement energy reforms

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Large Projects and Investment Opportunities in Tunisia

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Registering with ENI in Mozambique
A new web tool is available for suppliers interested in registering their interest with Eni East Africa (EEA) – Mozambique Branch: https://eprocurement.eni.it/ext_eng/Suppliers/Qualification/Mozambique-Application. All invitations to submit an EOI for the provision of goods or services to EEA Mozambique are published on the two main national newspapers: Jornal de Notícias and O País.

Documented proof of experience in Africa and/or in Mozambique and location of office in Mozambique may be required. The submission of an EOI will have to refer to the commodity code indicated in the EOI.

The commodity code structure is available for download at https://eprocurement.eni.it/ext_eng/Suppliers/Qualification/Commodity-Code-Structure.

A presentation, only in Portuguese, of EEA Qualification process is available on request.


Attract investment with Scottish Enterprise

Various grants and funding options are available to businesses of all sizes for research and development, co-investment and technological innovations.

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FLNG Opportunities and Challenges Engineers Australia Report Dec2014

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Our Events


Chile/Colombia Lunch n Learn

Thursday, 19th February

Venue: AGCC, The Hub, Exploration Drive, Aberdeen Energy Park, Bridge of Don

(Details to follow)


Other Events


Offshore West Africa

Lagos, 20-22nd January 2015


Inward Visit from Brazil

Newcastle Football Club, 9 February 2015


Pole Position Conference

The Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh, 26 February 2015


NOF Energy Conference

Sage Gateshead, 10-11 March 2015



Hilton Treetops, Aberdeen,  15-16 April 2015


2nd Myanmar Offshore Congress

Yangon, 25-26 June 2015


Offshore Europe 2015

AECC, Aberdeen, 8-11 September 2015




Our Trade Missions


Trade Mission to East Africa

The Africa Business Centre is organising a five-day trade mission to Kenya and Uganda for UK based energy companies. It will provide a comprehensive introduction to oil and gas opportunities via briefings and meetings with key government and commercial contacts.

This year's mission will be split into two groups and will follow two separate programmes:

One programme will be specific to the energy sector. This is for companies that are in oil and gas, construction and for providers of education and training in this sector.

The other programme will be open to all other sectors, including; agriculture, telecommunications, generalist education and training providers, laboratory equipment, security products and professional services and more.  We can tailor a programme for most market opportunities.  

When 23-27 March 2015

Cities Nairobi and Kampala 

Click here to download flyer for the Energy and Construction Programme

Click here to download flyer for the Multi-Sector Programme

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Should you wish to discuss the mission, please contact  Francesca Bertolini, International Trade Team Leader, E:  francesca.bertolini@agcc.co.uk T: +44 (0)1224 343 928


Inward Mission from Mexico

5 March 2015


Other Trade Missions


NOF Energy/UKTI Oil & Gas Inward Visit from Brazil

Monday, 9 February 2015

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BCC Global Monthly Economic Review - Jan 2015

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Oil & Gas Survey 2014

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BCC Quarterly International Trade Outlook Q1 2014

BCC Quarterly International Trade Outlook Q2 2014

BCC Quarterly International Trade Outlook Q3 2014


Fast track visa service will show Britain is open for business

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Gulf E&P remains active despite falling oil prices

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Wood Mackenzie reviews Europe's upstream sector in 2014

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Export Britain

Export Britain, the new online resource from the British Chambers of Commerce, showcases opportunities in key international markets, and links UK exporters to support available from British Chambers and business groups both in the UK and around the world.

Export Britain helps businesses to make new connections overseas by drawing on the power of the global network of British Chambers and business groups. The site also helps growing and prospective exporters navigate through the export journey by signposting the support available every step of the way. Additionally, Export Britain provides information on export training and documentation, events and trade missions, and inspiring case studies featuring successful UK exporters.

For more information, visit: www.exportbritain.org.uk


Register for the BCC'S High Growth Markets Webinar Series

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Webinars & Blogs


“Jeff Bamford: Doing Business in Kenya”


Register for the BCC'S High Growth Markets Webinar Series

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Environment and Climate Change- Opportunities in Vietnam 

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UKTI Mexico Webinar - The new procurement model in PEMEX after the Energy Reform.  Tuesday, 24th February at 4.00 pm.  

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Webinar #33: Opportunities For EU SMEs In Japan's Prefectures And Special Economic Zones
Date: 17 February 2015 - Time: from 10:30 to 11:30 (Brussels time)
Registration Deadline: Monday, 16 February 2015
How Can SMEs take advantage of Japan’s newly established Special Economic Zones? Where are the opportunities?
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O&G Opportunities in Tanzania and Mozambique Webinar

Scottish Development International with support from UK Trade & Investment and Aberdeen City Council will lead Oil and Gas Mission to Mozambique and Tanzania. 

A webinar outlining O&G supply chain opportunities in Mozambique and Tanzania and the objectives of the mission will be held 29 January at 11.00 UK time.  

Joining instructions: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5941308201282309634 

For those who are interested in joining the Trade Mission to Mozambique and Tanzania, 18 – 26 March 2015, please contact Ian Ross, SDI, ian.ross@scotent.co.uk


International Trade Consultancy

AGCC’s international trade consultants are here to provide members with a more hands-on and advanced support. This is a highly relevant service for companies looking at inward or outward trade & investment

We invite you to browse our consultants’ profiles below and see if their expertise is suitable for your current business requirements.



Catherine Truel

Catherine is a director of Intl Trade Instrument Ltd, a consultancy helping companies manage Global Trade and Customs Compliance, Duty and Cost Reductions to control effectively Global Trade decisions and obligations. The ability to adapt to new compliance, security and administrative government requirements means less exposure to penalties, a reduction in clearance delays, more predictability,  better costs control and the maximisation of duty/tax savings.

Areas of expertise:- Import/Export Compliance, Export Control and Trade Embargoes, Customs Compliance (Classification, Valuation, Procedures and Origin), Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). Administrative and Documentation Compliance. Trade Finance Compliance, Supply Chain Compliance. Prevention audits, process improvement, mapping of risks for new transactions and regulatory monitoring. - Duty reduction and cost savings to remove avoidable costs from global trade transactions: Customs Duty Relief Regimes (IPR, OPR, End-Use, Temporary Import & Export, Customs Warehousing…), Trade Agreements, Preference, Origin management, other duty and cost reduction methods and Best Practices available worldwide.

Contact: consultancy@agcc.co.uk





Chris Dunridge

Chris provides a wide range of HR services to help companies from all sectors and of all sizes build their business success. Her company specialises in supporting mergers, acquisitions, divestments and other major change initiatives.

Areas of expertise: HR consultancy; mergers and acquisitions – the people issues and integration planning; organisational change; communication for change

Contact: consultancy@agcc.co.uk





Jeff Lockhart

Jeff specialises in finance, business, administration and management development.

Areas of expertise: Finance, budgeting & cost control; understanding financial statements; project management; project evaluation and risk assessment; working capital best practices to maximise cash flow; skills for importing & exporting

Contact: consultancy@agcc.co.uk






Ken Lofthouse

Ken can support your business with the creation and delivery of international trade development programmes. His company also provides in-house international trade consultancy and development of best practice procedure models. Clients include Scottish Enterprise, British Chambers of Commerce, EU for central Europe EU funded projects, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Blue Chip private sector organisations.

Areas of expertise: International trade diagnostic; design & delivery of short export/import related courses;  budget setting and control; senior management international trade development programmes; international trade best practice training simulations

Contact: consultancy@agcc.co.uk






The Language Room

Elodie Milne

Managing Director

15 Edinburgh Road

Linlithgow, Edinburgh EH49 6QT, U.K

Tel: 01506 670009



TransAberdeen Language Services & Tours
Elena Sargeant
16 St Clair Wynd
Newburgh AB41 6DZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1358789330
Mobile: 07718 044374


Grampian Translation Services
Eltijani Elias
4A Charlotte street
Aberdeen AB25 1LR
Tel: +44 (0)1224 536 249



T: +44 (0)1224 343928
E: francesca.bertolini@agcc.co.uk

07718 044374