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So, you've made the decision to invest into a new overseas territory - but which is the right one for you? In this section you'll find expert advice on country selection and essential research for launch into your new market.

 

Selecting A Market

 

One of the keys to success in an international market is the choice of market to work in, with a properly thought through market strategy

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Doing Business Guides

 

Our series of guides are designed to advise and assist UK companies when looking to opportunity-rich overseas markets.

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Corruption Perceptions Index

 

Based on expert opinion, the Corruption Perceptions Index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption worldwide.

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Market Research

 

Market research can be time consuming but in the long run it can reduce exporting risks and help you to avoid costly mistakes.

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Ease of Doing Business

 

Created by the World Bank Group, economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1–190 (1=most business-friendly regulations).

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Understanding Local Regulations

 

Doing business in any market involves understanding local regulations; these range from local laws to tax and other requirements.

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Back to basics: the Middle East and Africa

 

The World Bank's World Integrated Trade Solution has reported that Saudi Arabia's import levels stand at $163.8bn, with Nigeria's reaching $46.5bn.

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India Online: Finally Coming Of Age?

 

One of the world's fastest expanding economies, India is full of opportunities. One particular commercial opportunity arises from the number and profile of Indian internet users.

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New Zealand - a land of hobbits, hills and hospitality

 

A land famed for its great beauty and its abundance of sheep. It may be half way around the world and in a totally different time zone, but there is something oddly familiar for us Brits.

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How to maximise US trade opportunities

 

We have, in the main, enjoyed and shared a long history with the US. However there are core differences and understanding these is key to forging successful US exporting relationships.

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Top 10 tips for getting involved in business in sub-Saharan Africa

 

Sub-Saharan Africa combines a growing middle class, rapidly developing economies and a youthful population reaching working age. But the variations from country to country are dramatic.

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Harnessing vibrant opportunities in Latin America

 

Latin America is far from homogeneous. It's a region of twenty countries that can't necessarily be lumped all together. But there opportunities right now for UK exporters.

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Anti-Corruption Portal: Free Country Reports

 

Free anti-corruption compliance and risk management resources, including a collection of free anti-corruption country reports.

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Ireland - the ideal first-step market for UK exporters

 

Ireland is a good place for UK businesses to try exporting for the first time. It is nearby and British companies will find the business landscape familiar.

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Financial sanctions - what exporters need to know

 

The EU and the UK currently have sanctions in place against numerous countries, or certain individuals and entities. Extra care is needed when doing business.

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