Exports: Advisory Services

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Bingham Andrew Bingham Conservative, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Overseas Business Risk service is better shared with and promoted to businesses looking to export.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Overseas Business Risk (OBR) service is promoted as part of UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) overall offer to UK businesses looking to develop their exports. This is done through UKTI’s network which includes International Trade Advisers, Sectoral and Overseas teams. Promotion material, such as UKTI’s First Class Export Pack, also aims to ensure UK business is aware of the service alongside outreach events and the use of social media. The OBR country pages on the GOV.UK domain are refreshed on a regular basis to provide up-to-date intelligence to UK business. A Joint Advisory Group, with very senior business representation, contributes to the development and promotion of this service.

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