We provide business advice to support market entry and export initiatives with access to a global network of expertise. We can also help with online export documentation and processing services.
Information on different markets around the world is provided through a programme of events and seminars as well as one-to-one meetings.
Inward trade missions to Aberdeen generate significant new business opportunities for North-east companies, while overseas trade missions provide comprehensive practical information and insights into foreign markets.
North-east companies export to over 120 countries around the world
We connect business people across the global Chamber network.
Keep an eye on our opportunities page which can be found along the tabs at the top.
There you will find the latest updates on trade missions and opportunities provided by the Chamber, our members, and other organisations.
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.
The site also helps growing and prospective exporters navigate through the export journey by signposting the support available every step of the way.
Read BCC's latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook
Scottish Development International (SDI), as part of the Energy Jobs Taskforce, has developed a series of 50 Oil and Gas Opportunity Country Guides for the largest oil and gas markets together with a summary of trends on a regional and global basis.
The research was carried out by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of SDI.
Each guide provides a snapshot of current opportunities in key markets and highlights particular opportunities for the Scottish supply chain.
The information is intended to both help inform companies of potential opportunities and also encourage them to work more closely with Scottish Development International, the Scottish Government's international arm, both in Scotland and overseas to support their global ambition.
Country reports include:
- Falkland Islands
Country reports include:
- China (PRC)
- Papua New Guinea
Country reports include:
- Congo (Brazzaville)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Ivory Coast
- Saudi Arabia
Our international trade consultants provide members with more hands-on and advanced support on market entry planning, strategic review of overseas planning, setting up export marketing function as well as how to export.
This is a highly relevant service at an attractive rate for companies looking at inward or outward trade & investment
Browse our consultants’ profiles and find the expertise that suits your needs, and contact email@example.com
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.
Jeff Lockhart is a Director of the St Andrews Management Centre and an international management consultant, specialising in Finance, Commerce and Project Management. In his business career of over thirty years, he has worked at a senior level in a range of large multi-national organisations and gained a reputation for delivering significant improvements in organisational and team performance.
Since 2002, he has worked with a large number of blue chip companies in locations across the globe – UK, Central Europe, Middle East, Malaysia, USA, Russia, Australasia and North America – working with clients to improve the knowledge, skills and abilities of both finance and non-financial staff across each business, increasing cost-awareness and control and ultimately improving profitability.
Areas of expertise: Incoterms 2010 ®. Contractual Terms and Contracts. Import/Export Compliance. Letters of Credit. Customs Duty Relief Regimes (IPR, OPR, End-Use, Temporary Import & Export, Customs Warehousing). Cultural and legal issues in GCC Countries (Middle East) and Malaysia
Tamara Makarenko is the co-founder and managing director of West Sands Advisory Limited, an emerging and frontier market-focused business intelligence and risk advisory firm.
A former academic and intelligence consultant to governments, Tamara spent the last two decades establishing human source networks used to identify the interplay between politics, business and illicit activities.
She also developed the ‘shadow governance’ methodology to help commercial clients enter and expand in emerging and frontier markets, by enabling them to understand the impact informal networks and mechanisms of influence have on their operations.
Tamara initially moved to St. Andrews in 1996 to complete her Masters degree in International Politics and returned to St. Andrews in 2002. Since 2006, Tamara and the team at West Sands have worked with development and investment banks, private equity firms, energy sector and other blue chip clients, seeking to enter or secure interests in Africa, Asia, Emerging Europe, Gulf/Middle East, and South America.
Areas of expertise: market entry, political risk and geopolitical analysis, integrity/reputational due diligence (including know-your-client, anti-money laundering, bribery/corruption assessments), relationship and influence mapping (i.e. power mapping), industry and competitive analysis, and other emerging and frontier market special investigations.
Charles Summers is a management consultant helping companies implement growth strategies.
He has held MD level roles in businesses from start-up to SME to corporate in both privately and publicly owned US and UK companies.
His 30-year business career has been largely, but not exclusively, in the international oil & gas sector running operations throughout the eastern hemisphere.
He believes his early career as an evolutionary biologist gives him an original insight into doing business that they don’t teach at business school and which still informs his thinking today.
Areas of expertise: board auditing, corporate culture, strategic planning, internationalisation, acquisitions, exit strategies.