Doing Business In Saudi Arabia

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Country Overview

Designated a 'High Growth Market' by UK Trade & Investment, Saudi Arabia is the UK's largest trading partner in the Middle East with UK's export of visible goods amounting to £3.1 billion in 2010. The UK is Saudi Arabia's second largest foreign investor after the USA.

Saudi Arabia's fast-growing economy is creating opportunities for both exporters and investors. These are further boosted by moves to diversify the economy away from dependence on oil and gas, economic reform, market liberalisation and a growing private sector.


About This Guide

Doing business in an overseas market, particularly one as culturally complex as Saudi Arabia, can be a daunting task. This guide is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge about the country, an explanation of the way businesses operate within the Kingdom and other useful information.

Further assistance is available from the UK Trade & Investment team in Saudi Arabia. Full contact details can be found in this guide.


Event - Opportunity Arabia 10

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Date: Friday 4 October 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Old Trafford, Manchester

2013 is the 10th anniversary of Opportunity Arabia and to mark the occasion, it will be held at Old Trafford, Manchester. This departure from the normal London venue will reflect the MEA's intent to reach out to the regions and to bring more SMEs within its ambit. Early signs are that Manchester will be a very popular location.

The founding aims of Opportunity Arabia remain the same: to promote the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a stable and prosperous country, modernising rapidly, regionally and internationally important; and to raise the awareness of British exporters of goods and services to the huge trading opportunities that the Saudi market has to offer across all sectors.   Ten years on, these are no less relevant. The importance of selling into Saudi Arabia and the resulting benefit to our balance of payments, cannot be overstated.

To find out more, please click the following link;


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