Almost every major town or city in the world has a Chamber of Commerce at the heart of its business community and it is strong trading links that tie these Chamber together on a global scale.
The UK’s accredited and associated Chambers are part of an international network, existing to develop and strengthen international trade links and to improve the competitiveness of their member businesses.
A belief in two-way trade means they are approachable to any business. What’s more, British Chambers overseas are bilateral organisations with membership open to any business, British or otherwise, interested in trading with the UK.
Found around the world, but at their strongest in Europe, they invariably have strong links with British Embassies – their great strength being their ability to tap the knowledge and expertise of expatriate businesses.
We work closely with our foreign counterparts, Governments and British exporters all over the world. The BCC is also a member of Eurochambres, the European Association of National Chamber Associations. Eurochambres represents the interests of Chamber members across Europe to the European Commission and other institutions.
It is also at the heart of the European network of Chambers and is continually developing more effective links to benefit Chamber members. The BCC can offer support in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, India, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Philippines, UAE. This includes 15 new British business centres and also means we now offer four areas of core support in each market:
1. Market insight– meet and speak to business experts representing the UK export network
2. Getting started overseas – business centres, match making or access to business service
3. Building market share– joint venture or local marketing support, access to satellite offices
4. Building regional share– introductions to region/worldwide business to business networks.