Where to get help
In China, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works in partnership with the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) to deliver trade services. This partnership network is available through the British Embassy in Beijing, the British Consulate-Generals in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chongqing and Guangzhou, and through CBBC’s presence in 11 mainland China cities, and can assist UK companies by providing advice and information on primary and regional Chinese cities.
Speaking to an expert
UK Trade & Investment provides support for UK companies through a network of international trade teams (ITTs) based in the English regions. UK Trade & Investment services are also available to companies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
To arrange a consultation with your local International Trade Adviser, call +44 (0)20 7215 5000 or use the database at www.gov.uk/export/unitedkingdom/contactus
In addition to the international trade teams across the country, CBBC has a number of China Business Advisers (CBAs) who have extensive knowledge and practical experience of doing business in China. To arrange a consultation with one of the China Business Advisers, please call +44 (0)20 7802 2000 or visit www.cbbc.org
Trade development services provided and delivered by UKTI and CBBC include a wide range of services available to help you develop your ambitions in China:
Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS): a chargeable UKTI-led tailored service to access market and industry information, identify potential contacts or assist in planning an event.
Passport to Export: a UKTI-led service that provides new and inexperienced exporters with the training, planning and ongoing support they need to succeed overseas.
Gateway to Global Growth – Where Next?: a free service to experienced exporters which offers a strategic review, planning and support to help grow your company’s business overseas.
Events and seminars: including sector-based activities addressed in events and seminars across China and the UK.
Missions: missions to mainland China and Hong Kong help UK companies visit the market, while visits from China allow UK companies to meet with potential partners, potential investors in the UK, agents, distributors or with relevant government officials.
Business opportunities: a free service providing sales leads, brought to you via UKTI’s huge global contacts network. Please register for this service at www.ukti.gov.uk
Export Communications Review: assessment of your company’s export communications followed by practical recommendations for improvement (managed by British Chambers of Commerce).
Export Marketing Research Scheme: provides companies with the facility to collect systematic and objective market research to assist in the development of a market entry strategy (managed by British Chambers of Commerce) - www.britishchambers.org.uk/exportzone
If you would like strategic advice about doing business in China then contact the following:
In China: UKTI-based staff in British diplomatic posts:
British Embassy Beijing:
Address: 11 Guang Hua Lu,
Jian Guo Men Wai,
Tel: +86 (0)10 5192 4000
Fax: +86 (0)10 5192 4218/4441
British Consulate-General Shanghai:
Address: Suite 301,
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu,
Tel: +86 (0)21 3279 2000
Fax: +86 (0)21 6279 7388
British Consulate-General Guangzhou:
Address: 7/F Guangdong International Hotel
339 Huanshi Dong Lu
Tel: +86 (0)20 8314 3000
Fax: +86 (0)20 8333 6485
British Consulate-General Chongqing:
Address: 28/F Metropolitan Tower
Yu Zhong District
Tel: +86 (0)23 6369 1500
Fax: +86 (0)23 6369 1525
To find your local UKTI International Trade Adviser please go to www.ukti.gov.uk or call 020 7215 5000
For your China Business Adviser please go to www.cbbc.org or call 020 7802 2000
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (in the UK)