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Global Markets

There are a number of opportunities which Kent businesses can access to help them in their export journey or international expansion. Details of upcoming market visits, international trade fairs and other opportunities are below:

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UK India Business Council

There are currently live business opportunities available for UK companies in India. Please find the latest opportunities here

Japan - want to connect with companies from Japan?

The “cyber-net” project can facilitate links between Kent companies and different local government areas of Japan via a virtual co-operation platform. The project focuse on a number of priority sectors and aims to encourage reciprocal trade, collaborations, technology transfer and to promote new business opportunities.

Further details can be found at Anjin International

Japanese firms can find out more about Kent here: 日本の皆さんへ

China - opportunities for many UK sectors

The China British Business Council have identified a range of current business opportunities for different sectors in the Chinese market. These include: Advanced Engineering, Architecture & Construction, Creative Media, Education & Training, Energy, Environment & Water, Financial & Professional Services, Food & Beverage, ICT, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Retail, and Travel & Tourism. See the latest export opportunities in China


Kent is perfectly situated to take advantage of different European markets. Mainland Europe is within very easy reach and markets such as France, Belgium and the Netherlands offer good opportunities for companies wishing to ‘test the water’ with their product or service.

  • The EU services directive means that trading in Europe and tendering for contracts in another EU Member State is now relatively straightforward. A list of current opportunities can be found here

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