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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.

 

Opportunities

 

Indonesian Ambassador and delegation would like to meet with companies who have an interest in the Indonesian market.

Wednesday, 29th April between 1530-1730 in Apex House, Edinburgh

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Opportunity Houston

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Statoil Maintenance Modification & Operations ( MMO ) in Bergen  are interested in meeting Scottish companies with technology and services that can achieve efficiency and cost saving solutions. 

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Click here for company profile document

 

Latest China Business Opportunities

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Possible Manufacturing Opportunity - Supplier opportunity for Lockheed Martin

"A potential manufacturing opportunity that requires large scale fabrication and post fabrication machining.  Nominally we are looking at sources that can roll, weld and post fabrication machine and carry out post manufacturing treatments.  Dimensionally we are looking at an envelope of  2.4 to 3.0 metre cube.  Low rate initial volumes but could grow. I believe that organisations from the Oil and Gas sector would be ideal candidates."

For more information, please contact dominic.guinness@ukti.gsi.gov.uk

 

Oil & Gas Opportunities in Norway, Brazil, Egypt, Bulgaria, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Nigeria

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TAP invites bids for offshore pipeline construction

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has launched two pre-qualification contracts for the construction of the 105 km offshore pipeline section under the Adriatic Sea.

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Uganda Announces First Petroleum Licensing Round

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Qatar: an established oil and gas province with significant growth potential. Qatar predicts booming economy in 2015 despite oil price slide

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Opportunities for IOCs in China

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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

Read more

  

Large Projects and Investment Opportunities in Tunisia

Click here to download the list of projects

  

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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Events

 

Our Events

 

Angola International Lunch N Learn

Monday,  20 April 2015  (11:45 - 14:00)

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, The Hub, Exploration Drive
Aberdeen Energy Park, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen.  AB23 8GX

ABC Members - 2 places free

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CBBC China Manufacturing Forum - Sourcing & Supply Chain Management

Wednesday,  29 April 2015 (10:30 - 14:00) 

RBS, 1 Albyn Place , Aberdeen, AB10 1BR

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Nigeria  International Trade Lunch N Learn

Thursday, 21 May 2015  (11:45 - 14:00)

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, The Hub, Exploration Drive
Aberdeen Energy Park, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen.  AB23 8GX

ABC Members - 2 places free

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Other Events

Accessing Southeast Asia Seminar

Taylor Wessing, 5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3TW, 14 April 2015, 14:00 – 17:00 Seminar; 17:00 – 19:00 Networking Reception

 

Human Capital and the Energy Reform in Mexico. Challenges in Certification and Technical Training

Mexico City, 22 April 2015               

 

Oil & Gas Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan

Cedar Suite, Hilton Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen, 22 April 2015, 9.00 am - 12.00 pm

 

Overview of the Oil & Gas Industry in Cyprus & SE Med

Limassol, Cyprus, 24 April 2015

 

Doing Business in Malaysia

The Balmoral Suite, AECC, Aberdeen, 28 April 2015

 

Networking Lunch with a Houston Focus

Hilton Tree Tops Hotel, Aberdeen, 29 April 2015, 9.30 am - 1.30 pm

 

Local Content Executive Course

London, 27 - 28 April 2015

 

Offshore Technology Conference

Houston, Texas, 4 - 7 May 2015

 

Subsea Malaysia – 2 – 4th June 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Subsea Asia  2015 – November 2015 – Jakarta, Indonesia

Click here to access Subsea UK website for more information

 

NOF Energy Meet the Buyer & Exhibition

Hilton Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen - 23 June 2015

  

2nd Myanmar Offshore Congress

Yangon, 25-26 June 2015

 

Offshore Europe 2015

AECC, Aberdeen, 8-11 September 2015

 

Israel's 2nd Annual International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, UOG 2015.

InterContinental David Hotel, Tel Aviv, 17-19 November 2015

10% discount for AGCC Members using code AGCCMEMB 

 

 
Missions

 

Our Trade Missions

 

Funded Opportunity for AGCC Members to attend B2B meetings in Malaysia 

AGCC members are being offered a two day programme of one-to-one meetings during OGA 2015.

OGA is a leading oil & gas show in the South-East Asia region is scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur from 2 to 4 June 2015. OGA is the biggest and most comprehensive event in the region which showcases the worldwide latest technology, equipment and machinery in the field of oil, gas and petrochemical engineering.

In this regards, the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) would like to invite Oil and Gas related members of the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce to participate in this IBM. AGGC members will be entitled to MATRADE's complimentary accommodation for 1 company representative (up to 4 days 3 nights stay, from 1 – 4 June 2015) including airport and hotel transfers. This privilege is based on a first come first served basis. Buyers are advised to arrive in Kuala Lumpur by 1 June 2015. 

Interested companies should submit the Registration Form with clear indication on the products/services of interest. MATRADE can also assist your company to meet with other Malaysian oil and gas companies that you may have already identified. 

Buyers Letter of interest can be viewed here

The tentative programme can be viewed here

Should you need further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Francesca Bertolini.

 

 

Other Trade Missions

 

Opportunity for AGCC Members - Santander Trade Mission to Mexico 

Sunday 28 June - Saturday 4 July 2015

Closing date: 17 April 2015

When completing the application form,   "Chris Lynch (Santander) and Francesca Bertolini (AGCC)" should be entered in the Your Sandander Relationship Director/Santander Sponsor is box.

Click here to download the flyer

Click here for event programme

Should you need further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Francesca Bertolini.

 

 

 

 

Articles

 

INPEX reports deepwater oil discovery offshore Malaysia

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Mega Gas Projects to Boost Indonesia E & P on Regulatory Overhaul

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Mexico's bidding round for shallow water kicks off

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Wood Mac: Deepwater Gulf of Mexico to be ‘Resilient’ in 2015

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Mexico sweetens tax terms for energy groups developing its oil

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Downturn boosts artifical lift market

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Saudi Arabia Expects Oil Price to Stabilise

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Online exclusive: Mexico’s bidding round for shallow water kicks off

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Executive Perspective on Uganda's First Licensing Round

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Uganda Announces First Petroleum Licensing Round

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Qatar: an established oil and gas province with significant growth potential. Qatar predicts booming economy in 2015 despite oil price slide

Click here to read the article

 

Indonesia’s Petroleum Sector Remains Attractive for Investment

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Disappointing trade figures highlight need for national export strategy

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Launch of British Chamber of Commerce in Qatar

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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 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

 

BCC'S High Growth Markets Webinar Series

To listen to the recordings click here

 

Webinars & Blogs

Canadian Oil & Gas Webinar Series: Episode 3 - Opportunities in Offshore Atlantic Canada - April 16, 2015

To register click here

 

The British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic is hosting a free webinar on 15 April to help businesses understand the opportunities related to EU funding. The total amount allocated for the Czech Republic is €24bn and the priority programmes include: infrastructure, enterprise & innovation and rural development. To register, please click here

 

The British Business Group Vietnam is running a free webinar on 22 April to offer support to European companies in the ASEAN region. The webinar will provide useful information on market entry and positive policy development in favour of European investors. Register here

 

Public procurement in Japan – Experiences of a European SME. 23 April 2015, 10.30 am – 11.30 am. For more details on content and how to register click here

 

The British Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia is hosting a webinar programme linking British business to Central Eastern Europe market opportunities.

 

This webinar programme gives a unique opportunity to understand a great potential of the CEE markets and to raise any questions online.  On 23 April 2015 (click here to register) and 30 April 2015 (click here to register), webinars targeted at UK companies, which are searching for a deeper insight into actual market analytics and business potential will be hosted at The British Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia with a local business sector expert, supported by UKTI team here in the Slovak Republic.  

 

 

Joe Hepworth: What you need to know about the schooling system in Dubai

 

Joe Hepworth - It's different in Dubai

 

Andrew Wright - Export Potential in Colombia 

 

“Jeff Bamford: Doing Business in Kenya”

 

Webinar Series: Access India Advice Sessions

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Webinar Series: Opportunity to Action: Next Steps for Innovative SMEs to Succeed in China

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Canadian Oil & Gas Webinar Series: Episode 3 - Opportunities in Offshore Atlantic Canada - April 16, 2015

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Consultancy

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 at an attractive rate 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

 

 

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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

 


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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

 

 

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Jon Woodwards

Jon Woodwards

Jon is a director of the international trade consultancy Your Export Solutions Ltd and has over 40 years of hands-on experience in engineering, business development, management and commercial roles. He has strong national and international trade networks.

Areas of Expertise: He advises and guides on the many aspects of international trading that so often present complexity and cost to businesses including export licencing, trade and regulatory compliance, trade documentation, Customs regimes, import duties and trade taxes. As a former International Business Director of the Chamber he has a strong understanding of the needs of local businesses. He specialises in overseas market entry and as the former Director of the Africa Business Centre has an in-depth understanding of Sub-Saharan oil and gas markets.

Jon has a diverse private client base including oil & gas, food & drink, textiles, software & computer services, manufacturing and high technology companies and also public sector clients across Scotland.

 

Contact: consultancy@agcc.co.uk

 

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Translation

 

 

The Language Room

Elodie Milne

Managing Director

15 Edinburgh Road

Linlithgow, Edinburgh EH49 6QT, U.K

Tel: 01506 670009
www.thelanguageroom.com
elodie.milne@thelanguageroom.com

 

TransAberdeen Language Services & Tours

Elena Sargeant
Director
16 St Clair Wynd
Newburgh AB41 6DZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1358789330
Mobile: 07718 044374
www.transaberdeen.com
elena@transaberdeen.com

 

Grampian Translation Services
Eltijani Elias
Owner
4A Charlotte street
Aberdeen AB25 1LR
Tel: +44 (0)1224 536 249
info@grampian-translation.co.uk
www.grampian-translation.co.uk

 

Contact

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

07718 044374