Turkish delighted as Chamber International launches new alliance to boost UK exports


“Given Brexit’s unpredictable outcome and the potential disruption exporters will face, it is crucial to ensure UK companies gain this type of support to enable existing trading agreements to continue unhindered and new export opportunities and supply chains are identified so the UK does not lose its overseas market share with a damaging knock-on effect for British businesses and the wider economy.”

BCCT was the second overseas British chamber, established by a group of British businessmen in 1887 in the region that later became Turkey, after one set up in Paris in 1873.

During the last five years, BCCT has supported more than 2,000 UK companies.  Among its services are providing market information and detailed, tailored market research reports, business partner searches for UK clients looking for distributors, agents or joint ventures, arranging meetings with potential partners and local marketing, including PR and event management.

During 2017-18, 60 per cent of BCCT support services were to sectors including food and beverage, healthcare and medical, business and consumer services, education and training, defence and security, energy, advanced manufacturing technology, and the construction supply chain.

The new strategic alliance, which is pioneering within the British chambers global business network, is the fourth set up by Chamber International in the last eight months, following those with British Business Centres, Dubai; Resolve, which targets North America, and Brazil Business Hub.

Chamber International director, Tim Bailey says: “The UK is second only to Germany in terms of Turkey’s largest trading partners and BCCT have an excellent team in place to support UK companies. We are keen to hear from companies in construction, design and innovation, defence and security, specialist textiles, fashion design and technology who are looking to sell to Turkey.”    

Chamber International helps hundreds of new and experienced exporters throughout the UK with a wide range of specialist services to make exporting easier and more cost effective.


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