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Overseas Business Risk

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

The Overseas Business Risks guides provide information for businesses on potential risks when trading in the countries listed below. These cover political and economic risks, human rights issues, bribery, terrorism, criminal activity, and intellectual property.

See also information on Bribery and corruption - UK anti-bribery policy, Cyber security guidance for business, Crime and fraud prevention for businesses in international trade, Guidance for businesses operating in high risk environments, Intellectual property - general guidance, Protecting your UK intellectual property abroad and Human Rights.

For more information on protective security, visit NaCTSO and CPNI.

For up-to-date and useful information on the political and economic environment in over 20 high growth markets please visit our FCO Political and Economic Updates.

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Africa

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Algeria

    • 13 July 2015
    • Guidance
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Angola

    • 27 August 2014
    • Guidance
  3. Overseas Business Risk - Cote D'Ivoire

    • 5 November 2014
    • Guidance
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Ethiopia

    • 10 November 2014
    • Guidance
  5. Overseas Business Risk – Ghana

    • 22 August 2014
    • Guidance
  6. Overseas Business Risk - Gabon

    • 6 November 2014
    • Guidance
  7. Overseas Business Risk - Kenya

    • 9 July 2015
    • Guidance
  8. Overseas Business Risk - Mauritius

    • 30 July 2015
    • Guidance
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Morocco

    • 30 October 2013
    • Guidance
  10. Overseas Business Risk - Mozambique

    • 21 July 2015
    • Guidance
  11. Overseas Business Risk - Namibia

    • 1 August 2014
    • Guidance
  12. Overseas Business Risk – Sierra Leone

    • 20 July 2015
    • Guidance
  13. Overseas Business Risk - South Africa

    • 11 June 2014
    • Guidance
  14. Overseas Business Risk - Uganda

    • 16 July 2015
    • Guidance
  15. Overseas Business Risk - Senegal

    • 20 July 2015
    • Research and analysis
  16. Overseas Business Risk – Zambia

    • 29 July 2015
    • Guidance

Americas

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Argentina

    • 25 November 2014
    • Research and analysis
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Brazil

    • 17 July 2015
    • Guidance
  3. Overseas Business Risk - Barbados

    • 9 July 2015
    • Guidance
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Chile

    • 7 July 2015
    • Guidance
  5. Overseas Business Risk - Colombia

    • 22 July 2015
    • Guidance
  6. Overseas Business Risk – Dominican Republic

    • 22 July 2014
    • Guidance
  7. Overseas Business Risk - Ecuador

    • 17 July 2015
    • Guidance
  8. Overseas Business Risk - Mexico

    • 20 July 2015
    • Guidance
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Panama

    • 9 July 2015
    • Guidance
  10. Overseas Business Risk – Trinidad & Tobago

    • 29 June 2015
    • Guidance
  11. Overseas Business Risk - Venezuela

    • 9 July 2015
    • Guidance
  12. Overseas Business Risk - Peru

    • 6 October 2014
    • Guidance

Asia

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Bangladesh

    • 8 July 2015
    • Guidance
  2. Overseas Business Risk - China

    • 10 July 2015
    • Guidance
  3. Overseas Business Risk - Hong Kong

    • 2 September 2014
    • Guidance
  4. Overseas Business Risk - India

    • 23 April 2015
    • Guidance
  5. Overseas Business Risk - Indonesia

    • 8 July 2015
    • Guidance
  6. Overseas Business Risk - Japan

    • 9 July 2015
    • Research and analysis
  7. Overseas Business Risk - Kazakhstan

    • 27 July 2015
    • Guidance
  8. Overseas Business Risk - Malaysia

    • 25 November 2014
    • Guidance
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Nepal

    • 4 September 2014
    • Guidance
  10. Overseas Business Risk - Pakistan

    • 16 July 2015
    • Guidance
  11. Overseas Business Risk - Philippines

    • 15 July 2015
    • Guidance
  12. Overseas Business Risk - Singapore

    • 26 November 2014
    • Guidance
  13. Overseas Business Risk – South Korea

    • 27 May 2014
    • Guidance
  14. Overseas Business Risk – Sri Lanka

    • 16 July 2015
    • Guidance
  15. Overseas Business Risk - Taiwan

    • 31 July 2014
    • Guidance
  16. Overseas Business Risk - Thailand

    • 21 November 2014
    • Guidance
  17. Overseas Business Risk - Turkmenistan

    • 9 October 2014
    • Guidance
  18. Overseas Business Risk - Vietnam

    • 24 November 2014
    • Guidance

Europe

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Austria

    • 14 July 2015
    • Guidance
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Bosnia and Herzegovina

    • 16 July 2015
    • Guidance
  3. Overseas Business Risk - Croatia

    • 29 July 2015
    • Guidance
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Czech Republic

    • 16 September 2014
    • Guidance
  5. Overseas Business Risk - Estonia

    • 15 July 2015
    • Guidance
  6. Overseas Business Risk - Finland

    • 6 July 2015
    • Guidance
  7. Overseas Business Risk - France

    • 10 July 2015
    • Guidance
  8. Overseas Business Risk - Germany

    • 18 March 2015
    • Guidance
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Greece

    • 16 July 2015
    • Guidance
  10. Overseas Business Risk - Hungary

    • 10 July 2015
    • Guidance
  11. Overseas Business Risk - Italy

    • 23 July 2015
    • Guidance
  12. Overseas Business Risk - Latvia

    • 9 July 2015
    • Guidance
  13. Overseas Business Risk - Lithuania

    • 7 July 2015
    • Guidance
  14. Overseas Business Risk - Luxembourg

    • 8 July 2015
    • Guidance
  15. Overseas Business Risk - Macedonia

    • 8 July 2015
    • Guidance
  16. Overseas Business Risk - Poland

    • 22 July 2014
    • Guidance
  17. Overseas Business Risk - Portugal

    • 1 August 2014
    • Guidance
  18. Overseas Business Risk - Romania

    • 10 July 2015
    • Guidance
  19. Overseas Business Risk - Russia

    • 29 July 2015
    • Guidance
  20. Overseas Business Risk - Serbia

    • 31 July 2014
    • Guidance
  21. Overseas Business Risk - Slovakia

    • 15 July 2015
    • Guidance
  22. Overseas Business Risk - Slovenia

    • 20 July 2015
    • Guidance
  23. Overseas Business Risk - Spain

    • 9 March 2015
    • Guidance
  24. Overseas Business Risk - Sweden

    • 9 July 2015
    • Guidance
  25. Overseas Business Risk - Switzerland

    • 6 July 2015
    • Guidance
  26. Overseas Business Risk - Turkey

    • 14 July 2015
    • Guidance
  27. Overseas Business Risk - Ukraine

    • 9 July 2015
    • Guidance

Middle East

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Bahrain

    • 9 July 2015
    • Guidance
  2. Overseas Business Risk - Israel

    • 1 June 2014
    • Guidance
  3. Overseas Business Risk - Kuwait

    • 13 July 2015
    • Guidance
  4. Overseas Business Risk - Lebanon

    • 7 November 2013
    • Guidance
  5. Overseas Business Risk - Saudi Arabia

    • 8 July 2015
    • Guidance
  6. Overseas Business Risk - The Occupied Palestinian Territories

    • 14 July 2015
    • Guidance
  7. Overseas Business Risk - Qatar

    • 4 September 2014
    • Guidance
  8. Overseas Business Risk – United Arab Emirates

    • 29 July 2015
    • Guidance
  9. Overseas Business Risk - Tunisia

    • 9 July 2015
    • Guidance
  10. Overseas Business Risk - Iraq

    • 16 July 2015
    • Guidance

Oceania

  1. Overseas Business Risk - Australia

    • 21 July 2015
    • Guidance
  2. Overseas Business Risk – New Zealand

    • 7 August 2014
    • Guidance