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With many more businesses now using customs processes for exports and imports and becoming equipped with the tools to trade both in the EU and beyond, now is the time to start looking at expanding your business across the globe. 

If you are looking to export or import overseas you need to be sure that you choose the right market for your products and services.

The Essex Chambers of Commerce is connected across the globe. With specialist advisors both in the UK and overseas, we can help you get connected globally. As part of the British Chambers of Commerce Global Business Network and along with our partners listed below, we can assist in sourcing bespoke market entry services. 

We can help you with: 

  • Customer Analysis
  • Competition Analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Product Research – product adaptation, packaging, labelling, certification requirements, amongst others.
  • Routes to Market
  • International Marketing
  • IP & Trademark considerations
  • Advice & information on local regulations, taxes, certifications
  • Soft landing options (e.g., incubation services)
  • Connections to local sector groups and/or local business service providers (e.g., accountant, lawyers)
  • Inward investment information


Global introductions - free for Chamber members.



ETK offers market entry services to Africa. The company has executed projects in 32 countries and is growing its portfolio of clients every day. ETK has worked with a number of Essex Chambers of Commerce members in designing and implementing their internationalisation strategies.

ETK is at the forefront of the promotion of trade between Africa and the rest of the world. The company name depicts the three core elements of our mission: Supporting Enterprise, Promoting Trade and Providing Knowledge for those who need insightful discourse on business in Africa.


Jennings International Business Development (JIBDA) are a highly knowledgeable company with  over 30 years of international business development experience. JIBDA have successfully assisted UK businesses around the world and have particular expertise across the Middle East & North Africa, Sri Lanka, China and South East Asia.

With wide-ranging experience of working across the private & public sector, including a diplomatic environment, Lee’s understanding of the trade & investment climate and its challenges has enabled Jennings International to successfully assist British companies to set up and conduct business across many regions.

Their wide network of business associates and contacts at Board and senior management level are an enormous asset and enhance the services that JIBDA can offer.


Sema4 for Market Entry in Poland - Through our expertise and close partnerships in Poznan, Warsaw, and Krakow we support exporters to enter the Polish market seamlessly. We help UK businesses to identify opportunities, understand risks and challenges, connect, and establish long-lasting business relationships in Poland.

We will assist you in shortlisting the best companies in Poland and arranging an introduction. The key is to ensure that you and your future partner is aligned in terms of quality standards, capacity expectations, ambitions, and objectives for the business. Sometimes, the perfect partner on paper is just that and we will be available to assist you further in determining whether you are a good match. We will put the time, effort, and use our connections and intelligence testing their references, verifying capacity, existing know-how and technology level, as well as business sustainability to ensure the best chances of success.


  • Market Study and Partner Search in Poland
  • Accounting, Tax and Legal Trusted Partner Introduction
  • B2B Introductions
  • Localisation and Copywriting services in Polish
  • Cultural Awareness Training


The UK India Business Council supports UK businesses with the insights, networks, policy advocacy, services, and facilities needed to succeed in India.

Our first-hand experience of entering and growing businesses in India make us uniquely qualified. We want to share our experiences to help others achieve success whether they are well-established in India or in the early stages of their engagement.

For those seeking practical advice, our talented team provide a range of sector-specific research, market entry and expansion services that help businesses understand – and take – the opportunities.

The British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) is the leading transatlantic business trade association in the Pacific Northwest. Launched in 1995 the BABC-PNW has more than 20 years in the Pacific Northwest and as a member of the British-American Business Network has a global collaboration across the U.S., UK, and Canada.

Their work is focused on areas that strengthen the economic corridor between the United States and the United Kingdom by supporting policies and actions that protect and enhance the environment for transatlantic trade and investment. Some of their current key priorities include contributing to the success of a UK-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, as well as other FTA's initiated by the UK with its global partners, and supporting COVID-19 business recovery initiatives, which aid in regional, national, and transatlantic business and community revitalisation.