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Agri-Tech mission to Uruguay

The British Embassy in Montevideo would like to help you discover Uruguay as your next new export market.

Our priority is to showcase Uruguay to British companies looking to expand their businesses to Latin America by using it as their gateway to the region (Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, etc). We are organising a trade mission in September to visit Uruguay to understand how it works and most importantly to find the right representative or importer for your company. 

The mission is primarily focussed on Agri-Tech, however, other sectors are also welcome. 

The visit will include: 

  • Visit to the Uruguayan Rural Association’s annual show. The British Embassy has, for the past 4 years, supported the GREAT British Pavilion at ExpoPrado. The pavilion is a platform for British companies, brands and services to showcase their goods to around 400,000 visitors to the show. There will be a business centre where you can meet any other contacts made privately. 

  • Overview of, market opportunities in and how to do business with Uruguay presented by local experts 

  • Visit to the various free trade zones where goods can be stored / produced and global services provided 

  • Farm visits to see the countryside first-hand 

  • Networking opportunities with local representatives and importers 

  • Tailored agenda to suit your own company’s individual needs 

If you are interested in joining the trade mission please contact us at: and


Considering Latin America? Then register your interest in this mission to Bogota…

Our overseas partners UK Colombia Trade, the accredited British Chamber of Commerce in Colombia would like to host an event in Bogota in September or October this year. The details are not finalised yet but we would love your input (by email to Jim Fanshawe) into whether or not you would be interested.

The agenda would most likely include:

  • open forum for British companies to meet Colombian distributors and potential partners.

  • panels where British exporters can ask questions to members of UK Colombia Trade

  • one to one sessions between British exporters and hand selected contacts in Colombia.

  • an informal dinner/cocktail party/ reception for all guests

Please contact Jim Fanshawe on the above email mentioning your sector and what you would hope to get out of the event.

To carry on the Latin American theme Suffolk Chamber International will be putting on a getting to know Latin America event very early next year. Keep an eye out for further information about this.


International Chamber of Commerce Trade Finance Conference

Date: 9th November 2017

senior trade finance managers, corporates, alternative financiers, regulators, academics and fintechs to discuss and ICC's role in unlocking global growth.

The day-long conference held at the historic Stationers' Hall will bring together senior trade finance practitioners, large corporates, SMEs, fintechs, regulators and academics to discuss the current state of the international trade finance market, future threats and opportunities and the challenges and solutions to accessing finance.

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Following the overwhelming response in the UK, Japan, USA, France, Italy, Canada and Germany, Think Asia, Think Hong Kong will revisit the city of London, UK in September 2017.

As Asia continues to drive the global economy's growth, British companies keen on exploring new business opportunities in the East can partner with Hong Kong, Asia's international trade and financial centre, in their search for success.
Join for an Exciting Line-up of Activities:

• A range of sector-specific seminars
• Internationally renowned speakers to share expert insights
• Free business consultation with services providers from Hong Kong
• Extensive networking opportunities

Find out more here

BDO Export Growth Index for UK at 104.4, Germany 103.3 and France 99.2

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP created a European Export growth index which tracks the export performance of the five largest European economies and the European Union on a quarterly basis. In the first quarter of 2017 the UK’s index was at the heights of 109.4. It has currently dropped from there to 104.4. Interestingly though this quarterly growth figure is higher than both Germany’s and France’s. According to the BDO LLP data this is the fifth consecutive quarter in which this is the case. Germany is often used in European exporter circles as the benchmark for international trade prowess. It is heartening to see the UK’s growth performing well in relation to its European rival’s.

For more details on the BDO LLP index click here

If you would like to learn more about any of the news please contact 
Jim Fanshawe.