Category Archives: Asia

Stephen Cartwright

UK creativity on a mission : Hong Kong and Macao

We have just hosted the first Creative Industries Taskforce mission.  There were 14 companies in the delegation of which seven are members of the Creative Industries Taskforce and two are on the waiting list. All of the companies represent the … Continue reading

UK-ASEAN Business Council

Lord Green sets priorities in Southeast Asia

In June Lord Green, the Minister of State for Trade and Investment, visited seven ASEAN countries. He was accompanied by a small business delegation consisting of senior executives from a number of firms,  and joined at various stages by local … Continue reading

UK-ASEAN Business Council

Introducing SMEs to a reformed Burma

One of the many exciting events we at the UK-ASEAN Business Council have been fortunate enough to hold this summer was the Business Event of Burmese President Thein Sein on the 15-16th July, held during the first state visit from this … Continue reading

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint

Optimism on Burma and opportunities for British business

I’ve just returned from my first visit to Burma. Whilst I was only in the country for a little over 24 hours it was extremely insightful; no amount of background reading is an adequate alternative to seeing for oneself the … Continue reading

UK-ASEAN Business Council

Proposal of a common visa for non-ASEAN nationals

Leaders of the ASEAN countries pressed forward with their proposal for a common visa for non-ASEAN nationals during the 22nd ASEAN Summit held in Brunei from 24-25 April 2013. The visa will facilitate greater business mobility and tourism within the … Continue reading

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint

What next for British business in Burma?

On 22 April, the EU lifted all sanctions on Burma except the arms embargo.   This is a historic step, coming after the temporary suspension agreed a year ago, and Burma has seen dramatic reform in that time. Following the lifting of … Continue reading

Leigh Turner

Turkmenistan – business opportunities

With which overseas market did UK bilateral trade in goods increase by 200% in 2012? The answer is Turkmenistan, whose International Investment Forum I and colleagues including Ron Nash, UK co-Chair of the Turkmenistan UK Trade and Industry Council, attended … Continue reading

Asia Task Force

Doing business with Asia – a woman’s perspective

To celebrate International Women’s Day today Patricia Freshwater, Commercial Director of Global Flood Defence Systems (GFDS) shares her insights as a woman doing business with Asian markets. The speed of our market entry into the ASEAN market has taken us all … Continue reading

Asia Task Force

Holding back Asian flood waters

Patricia Freshwater, Commercial Director of Global Flood Defence Systems (GFDS) shares her top tips for doing business in Asia. Global Flood Defence Systems, based in Droitwich, Worcestershire, is the leading provider of sustainable flood defence solutions for the built environment. … Continue reading

Kirstyn Boyle

Invest in Burma

Short update from a fast moving market Unusually for UK Trade & Investment, we are suggesting that UK businesses consider investing somewhere other than the UK.  We will even help you do it. Although the business climate in Burma remains … Continue reading