MAERSK EDINBURGH near Cuxhaven

International Trade

Go for Growth - Think Global

Caithness and North Sutherland businesses with global trade ambitions can access an unparalleled range of specialist international trade support services thanks to Scottish Chambers of Commerce and public sector bodies. Scottish Chambers through its chamber network will help to ensure that all Scottish businesses with an interest in international trade are fully equipped with the right skills, information, support services and contacts to maximise their success in overseas markets.

Businesses wishing to take advantage of opportunities in overseas markets, whether they are experienced exporters or new to international trade, no matter their size or sector, can contact Caithness Chamber of Commerce on 01847 890076 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

If you would like to find out more about how Caithness Chamber of Commerce’s export services can benefit your business, visit their website.

Smart Exporter offers free and subsidised support to Scottish companies.  Smart Exporter brings together Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Scottish Development International along with funding from the European Social Fund, to deliver this unique international trade skills programme.

Enterprise Europe Scotland in Inverness is based at Highland Opportunity Ltd. They offer a range of free services to help small businesses to make the most of opportunities in Europe. One of the key services is support in building partnerships with companies in Europe, whether that be agent, distribution or transfer of know-how and expertise.

The Enterprise Europe Network has a dedicated team based in the Highlands. They offer a range of free services to help small businesses to make the most of opportunities in Europe. One of the key services is support in building partnerships with companies in Europe, whether that be agent, distribution or transfer of know-how and expertise. They also provide European business and market information.

Scottish Development International, meanwhile, helps Scotland-based companies develop their international trade, offering a range of services to assist businesses who are entering foreign markets for the first time or expanding their overseas operations.

The Scottish EU Funding Portal is a single, go-to source of information on EU funding programmes, the Scottish EU Funding Portal is a free online resource for organisations interested in EU funding and transnational project collaboration.

Developed in response to demand from Scottish stakeholders, the Portal aims to establish a single source of information on EU funding programmes for which Scotland is eligible. 

Created to improve and broaden existing knowledge of EU programmes, it is hoped that the Portal will lead to a greater variety and uptake of EU funds. This in turn is hoped to encourage increased regional, national and transnational project collaboration and knowledge exchange, leading to a higher European profile for Scottish organisations, businesses and their areas of expertise.

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