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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
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Angola
  3. Overseas Business Risk - Cameroon
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Côte D'Ivoire
  5. Overseas Business Risk - Ethiopia
  6. Overseas Business Risk – Ghana
  7. Overseas Business Risk - Guinea
  8. Overseas Business Risk - Kenya
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Mauritius
  10. Overseas Business Risk - Morocco
  11. Overseas Business Risk - Mozambique
  12. Overseas Business Risk - Namibia
  13. Overseas Business Risk - Nigeria
  14. Overseas Business Risk - Rwanda
  15. Overseas Business Risk - Senegal
  16. Overseas Business Risk – Sierra Leone
  17. Overseas Business Risk - South Africa
  18. Overseas Business Risk - Uganda
  19. Overseas Business Risk – Zambia

Americas

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Argentina
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Barbados
  3. Overseas Business Risk – Bolivia
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Brazil
  5. Overseas Business Risk - Canada
  6. Overseas Business Risk - Cayman Islands
  7. Overseas Business Risk - Chile
  8. Overseas Business Risk - Colombia
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Costa Rica
  10. Overseas Business Risk - Cuba
  11. Overseas Business Risk – Dominican Republic
  12. Overseas Business Risk - Ecuador
  13. Overseas Business Risk - Guatemala
  14. Overseas Business Risk - Guyana
  15. Overseas Business Risk - Honduras
  16. Overseas Business Risk - Jamaica
  17. Overseas Business Risk - Mexico
  18. Overseas Business Risk - Nicaragua
  19. Overseas Business Risk - Panama
  20. Overseas Business Risk - Paraguay
  21. Overseas Business Risk - Peru
  22. Overseas Business Risk - Suriname
  23. Overseas Business Risk – Trinidad & Tobago
  24. Overseas Business Risk - Uruguay
  25. Overseas Business Risk - Venezuela

Asia

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Afghanistan
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Bangladesh
  3. Overseas Business Risk Burma
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Cambodia
  5. Overseas Business Risk - China
  6. Overseas Business Risk - Hong Kong
  7. Overseas Business Risk - India
  8. Overseas Business Risk - Indonesia
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Japan
  10. Overseas Business Risk - Kazakhstan
  11. Overseas Business Risk - Malaysia
  12. Overseas Business Risk - Nepal
  13. Overseas Business Risk - Pakistan
  14. Overseas Business Risk - Philippines
  15. Overseas Business Risk - Singapore
  16. Overseas Business Risk – South Korea
  17. Overseas Business Risk – Sri Lanka
  18. Overseas Business Risk - Taiwan
  19. Overseas Business Risk - Thailand
  20. Overseas Business Risk - Turkmenistan
  21. Overseas Business Risk - Vietnam

Europe

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Austria
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Belgium
  3. Overseas Business Risk - Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Bulgaria
  5. Overseas Business Risk - Croatia
  6. Overseas Business Risk - Cyprus
  7. Overseas Business Risk - Czech Republic
  8. Overseas Business Risk - Denmark
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Estonia
  10. Overseas Business Risk Finland
  11. Overseas Business Risk - France
  12. Overseas Business Risk - Germany
  13. Overseas Business Risk - Greece
  14. Overseas Business Risk - Hungary
  15. Overseas Business Risk - Ireland
  16. Overseas Business Risk - Italy
  17. Overseas Business Risk - Latvia
  18. Overseas Business Risk - Lithuania
  19. Overseas Business Risk - Luxembourg
  20. Overseas Business Risk - Macedonia
  21. Overseas Business Risk - Norway
  22. Overseas Business Risk - Poland
  23. Overseas Business Risk - Portugal
  24. Overseas Business Risk - Romania
  25. Overseas Business Risk - Russia
  26. Overseas Business Risk - Serbia
  27. Overseas Business Risk - Slovakia
  28. Overseas Business Risk - Slovenia
  29. Overseas Business Risk - Spain
  30. Overseas Business Risk - Sweden
  31. Overseas Business Risk - Switzerland
  32. Overseas Business Risk - Turkey
  33. Overseas Business Risk - Ukraine

Middle East

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Bahrain
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Israel
  3. Overseas Business Risk - Iraq
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Jordan
  5. Overseas Business Risk - Kuwait
  6. Overseas Business Risk - Lebanon
  7. Overseas Business Risk - The Occupied Palestinian Territories
  8. Overseas Business Risk – Oman
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Qatar
  10. Overseas Business Risk - Saudi Arabia
  11. Overseas Business Risk - Tunisia
  12. Overseas Business Risk – United Arab Emirates

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