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International Trade Club


To support and drive the #growth of Scottish #businesses internationally, we have launched our #InternationalTradeClub for the Lothian region in partnership with West Lothian and Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce. This project is part of five pilot Local Export Partnerships (#LEPs).

The numbers of #global opportunities are endless and the Chamber can support #Scottish businesses’ international journey through the following areas of support and advice: 

  • #Networking events to help businesses enter new markets
  • Roundtable sessions with key stakeholders and partners
  • Regular updates on international news/policy/markets via a bi-monthly newsletter
  • 1 and ½ hours free consultancy time with an experienced export adviser
  • Opportunities for participation in #Overseas #Trade Missions
  • Invitations to meetings with Inward Trade Delegations
  • International Documentation and support services for #exporters
  • Opportunity to join Edinburgh Chamber’s exclusive international group on LinkedIn
  • International Directory of #Chambers #globally (via British Chambers of Commerce)
  • Promotion of your international news via our newsletter, website and social media channels

We work in partnership with @British Chambers of Commerce, our local @Scottish Chambers Network as well as @Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise to provide an expert service. We have also collaborated with a number of other partners including @Business Gateway Edinburgh and universities in #Edinburgh to increase connections and export knowledge on offer. 

If you are interested in meeting with the team or finding out further information please contact the Alexia.Haramis@edinburghchamber.co.uk  or Sophie-Lou.ArceseLeNir@edinburghchamber.co.uk  or Mayan.grace@edinburghchamber.co.uk call 0131 221 2999 option (5).


Exploring the French Market - 19/6/18 - At the French Consulate, Edinburgh


Did you know that France is the largest consumer of Scottish produce outside of the UK?  

Join us for a breakfast event on the French market at one of the most iconic venues in Edinburgh: the former chambers for the Lothian Regional Council, which has become the new home of the French Consulate since November 2018.

The event will include the participation of Emmanuel Cocher, Consul General of France in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Philippe Guyonnet-Dupérat, Financial counsellor at the French Embassy to the UK, Sébastien Carbon, Business France UK’s Head of foreign investments and a case-study.

Trading relations between Scotland and France are strong and well-established as France is the 4th largest destination for Scottish exports, valued at over £1.8 billion in 2014.  France is often the first market choice for Scottish companies that are starting to export. Book now 

Multi sector market visit to Germany - 28/6/18

Germany is the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest export market for Scotland - an ideal first-step market for Scottish SMEs   Join this multi-sector market visit to Berlin, Nuremberg and Munich on 25-28 June. The trade mission will be led in collaboration with Scottish Development International (SDI) ,Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

What support is on offer?

Connect with experts and professionals on the ground, like Chambers of Commerce, business associations, Department for International Trade, local businesses, accountants, solicitorsDelegates are encouraged to set up one-to-one meetings with potential agents, distributors, clients, buyers, partners while in market, however, we will help source contacts for youSDI provide export training prior to the visit to make sure all delegates are market ready and understand the culture, finance, route to market options SDI financial funding (up to £200) is available for eligible companies Companies are responsible for booking their own flights and accommodation.We will suggest flights and hotels so the delegation can travel as a group and stay in the same location. Book now

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