Chamber’s International Trade Team helps move Fife products across the world
Fife Chamber is approved by the Department for International Trade and accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce to issue the official documentation that companies require to be able to export their goods to market and the expert trade team at the Chamber were kept busy in 2021, processing over 1200 documents that allowed over £200m of goods and products to be exported. Such is the diversity of Fife’s internationally active businesses that the goods exported ranged from leaf cutting ants to waffle mix, popcorn to penguins and falcons to film. The top destinations by number of documents were India, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and China, while some of the biggest destinations by value of goods were India, Japan, the US and Brazil.
Issuing export documentation is the main international service that Fife Chamber provides but it isn’t the only way we put Fife on the global map. We also work with Fife Council and Scottish Enterprise to inform exporters and importers through our Pathway to International Trade training programme. And we have recently added a new service with our Trading Places programme. These online seminars will help businesses in Fife to understand how they can sell their product or service in key international markets, and how they can identify potential suppliers and trading partners in those countries. The first country to be explored in Trading Places is, where Scottish Businesses exported £320 million of goods in 2020. The recent UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement is an opportunity to grow that with as much as £120m more trade up for grabs. David McCredie OBE, the CE of the Australia British Chamber of Commerce, will give an insight into trade with Australia at the event.
Email [email protected] to learn more about how Fife Chamber can help you trade internationally.