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Overseas Business Risk

Information for UK businesses on how to identify and mitigate security and political risks when trading overseas.

The Overseas Business Risk service provides geopolitical and economic analysis on overseas markets to new and expanding exporters. The guides also provide information on potential risks including human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, criminal activity and intellectual property.

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Africa

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Algeria

    • Guidance
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Angola

    • Guidance
  3. Overseas Business Risk - Cameroon

    • Guidance
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Côte D'Ivoire

    • Guidance
  5. Overseas Business Risk - Ethiopia

    • Guidance
  6. Overseas Business Risk – Ghana

    • Guidance
  7. Overseas Business Risk - Guinea

    • Guidance
  8. Overseas Business Risk - Kenya

    • Guidance
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Mauritius

    • Guidance
  10. Overseas Business Risk - Morocco

    • Guidance
  11. Overseas Business Risk - Mozambique

    • Guidance
  12. Overseas Business Risk - Namibia

    • Guidance
  13. Overseas Business Risk - Nigeria

    • Guidance
  14. Overseas Business Risk - Rwanda

    • Guidance
  15. Overseas Business Risk - Senegal

    • Guidance
  16. Overseas Business Risk – Sierra Leone

    • Guidance
  17. Overseas Business Risk - South Africa

    • Guidance
  18. Overseas Business Risk - Uganda

    • Guidance
  19. Overseas Business Risk – Zambia

    • Guidance

Americas

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Argentina

    • Guidance
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Barbados

    • Guidance
  3. Overseas Business Risk – Bolivia

    • Guidance
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Brazil

    • Guidance
  5. Overseas Business Risk - Canada

    • Guidance
  6. Overseas Business Risk - Cayman Islands

    • Guidance
  7. Overseas Business Risk - Chile

    • Guidance
  8. Overseas Business Risk - Colombia

    • Guidance
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Costa Rica

    • Guidance
  10. Overseas Business Risk - Cuba

    • Guidance
  11. Overseas Business Risk – Dominican Republic

    • Guidance
  12. Overseas Business Risk - Ecuador

    • Guidance
  13. Overseas Business Risk - Guatemala

    • Guidance
  14. Overseas Business Risk - Guyana

    • Guidance
  15. Overseas Business Risk - Honduras

    • Guidance
  16. Overseas Business Risk - Jamaica

    • Guidance
  17. Overseas Business Risk - Mexico

    • Guidance
  18. Overseas Business Risk - Nicaragua

    • Guidance
  19. Overseas Business Risk - Panama

    • Guidance
  20. Overseas Business Risk - Paraguay

    • Guidance
  21. Overseas Business Risk - Peru

    • Guidance
  22. Overseas Business Risk - Suriname

    • Guidance
  23. Overseas Business Risk – Trinidad & Tobago

    • Guidance
  24. Overseas Business Risk - Uruguay

    • Guidance
  25. Overseas Business Risk - Venezuela

    • Guidance

Asia

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Afghanistan

    • Guidance
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Bangladesh

    • Guidance
  3. Overseas Business Risk Burma

    • Guidance
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Cambodia

    • Guidance
  5. Overseas Business Risk - China

    • Guidance
  6. Overseas Business Risk - Hong Kong

    • Guidance
  7. Overseas Business Risk - India

    • Guidance
  8. Overseas Business Risk - Indonesia

    • Guidance
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Japan

    • Guidance
  10. Overseas Business Risk - Kazakhstan

    • Guidance
  11. Overseas Business Risk - Malaysia

    • Guidance
  12. Overseas Business Risk - Nepal

    • Guidance
  13. Overseas Business Risk - Pakistan

    • Guidance
  14. Overseas Business Risk - Philippines

    • Guidance
  15. Overseas Business Risk - Singapore

    • Guidance
  16. Overseas Business Risk – South Korea

    • Guidance
  17. Overseas Business Risk – Sri Lanka

    • Guidance
  18. Overseas Business Risk - Taiwan

    • Guidance
  19. Overseas Business Risk - Thailand

    • Guidance
  20. Overseas Business Risk - Turkmenistan

    • Guidance
  21. Overseas Business Risk - Vietnam

    • Guidance

Europe

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Austria

    • Guidance
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Belgium

    • Guidance
  3. Overseas Business Risk - Bosnia and Herzegovina

    • Guidance
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Bulgaria

    • Guidance
  5. Overseas Business Risk - Croatia

    • Guidance
  6. Overseas Business Risk - Cyprus

    • Guidance
  7. Overseas Business Risk - Czech Republic

    • Guidance
  8. Overseas Business Risk - Denmark

    • Guidance
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Estonia

    • Guidance
  10. Overseas Business Risk Finland

    • Guidance
  11. Overseas Business Risk - France

    • Guidance
  12. Overseas Business Risk - Germany

    • Guidance
  13. Overseas Business Risk - Greece

    • Guidance
  14. Overseas Business Risk - Hungary

    • Guidance
  15. Overseas Business Risk - Ireland

    • Guidance
  16. Overseas Business Risk - Italy

    • Guidance
  17. Overseas Business Risk - Latvia

    • Guidance
  18. Overseas Business Risk - Lithuania

    • Guidance
  19. Overseas Business Risk - Luxembourg

    • Guidance
  20. Overseas Business Risk - Macedonia

    • Guidance
  21. Overseas Business Risk - Norway

    • Guidance
  22. Overseas Business Risk - Poland

    • Guidance
  23. Overseas Business Risk - Portugal

    • Guidance
  24. Overseas Business Risk - Romania

    • Guidance
  25. Overseas Business Risk - Russia

    • Guidance
  26. Overseas Business Risk - Serbia

    • Guidance
  27. Overseas Business Risk - Slovakia

    • Guidance
  28. Overseas Business Risk - Slovenia

    • Guidance
  29. Overseas Business Risk - Spain

    • Guidance
  30. Overseas Business Risk - Sweden

    • Guidance
  31. Overseas Business Risk - Switzerland

    • Guidance
  32. Overseas Business Risk - Turkey

    • Guidance
  33. Overseas Business Risk - Ukraine

    • Guidance

Middle East

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Bahrain

    • Guidance
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Israel

    • Guidance
  3. Overseas Business Risk - Iraq

    • Guidance
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Jordan

    • Guidance
  5. Overseas Business Risk - Kuwait

    • Guidance
  6. Overseas Business Risk - Lebanon

    • Guidance
  7. Overseas Business Risk - The Occupied Palestinian Territories

    • Guidance
  8. Overseas Business Risk – Oman

    • Guidance
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Qatar

    • Guidance
  10. Overseas Business Risk - Saudi Arabia

    • Guidance
  11. Overseas Business Risk - Tunisia

    • Guidance
  12. Overseas Business Risk – United Arab Emirates

    • Guidance

Oceania

Published 27 November 2014
Last updated 20 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Overseas Business Risk - Uruguay updated.
  2. Guinea guidance added
  3. Overseas Business Risk for Bolivia added
  4. Senegal page added
  5. Burma and Jamaica market profiles added to the Overseas Business Risk service
  6. Updated Cyprus profile added to OBR service; added new link to Nigeria's new profile
  7. New Ireland market profle added to Overseas Business Risk webservice
  8. New link added for Canada's overseas business risk profile
  9. New links added for new Cambodia and Afghanistan OBR reports
  10. NEW Morocco OBR added to Africa collection
  11. New Paraguay OBR page added to the Americas collection
  12. Overseas Business Risk documents for Cuba
  13. NEW Suriname and Guyana OBR reports added to the collection
  14. Overseas Business Risk documents for Costa Rica and Nicaragua added.
  15. Additon of FCO Economic factsheets to further reading for market information.
  16. Two new country profiles added - Cayman Islands and Papua New Guinea
  17. Added Norway
  18. Added Overseas Business Risks, Zambia document
  19. First published.
  20. Gabon, Peru
  21. intellectual property abroad
  22. China update
  23. Namibia and Argentina
  24. change to ordering
  25. bahrain and cote d'ivoire
  26. Added Luxembourg
  27. Thailand and Poland Updates
  28. July update for Russia and Ukraine
  29. Updated Mauritius page 15 July
  30. Mauritius Update - July 14 2014
  31. Overseas Business Risk - Hong Kong
  32. Updated links
  33. Link to FCO Political and Economic Updates