Doing Business In Saudi Arabia

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Director of Trade & Investment Saudi Arabia Foreword


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Director UKTIKSA

Chris Innes-Hopkins

It is a pleasure to welcome you to this guide to doing business in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is a market that offers significant opportunities for British companies, across a whole range of sectors. As with any new market you need to consider the best route to realise these opportunities. As the UK's largest trading partner in the Middle East and a UK Trade & Investment designated 'High Growth Market', it comes as no surprise that many UK companies are experiencing great business here in Saudi Arabia. I am sure you will find this guide a useful and practical introduction to help you on your way to joining these success stories.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy, providing you with the tools you need to develop your export potential. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world.

The UKTI teams across Saudi Arabia offer a range of export services to fit your company's individual requirements. For example, through our flexible Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS), you can tailor our assistance to suit your business. Our services can include targeted market and sector advice, analysis of market entry strategies, support during market visits and the identification of possible business partners.

Through such tailored practical support, in-depth knowledge of the market and sound professional advice, we can help you to find the right market entry strategy. Your success is our success.

We also work closely with our extensive network of contacts in the Saudi Arabian government, public sector agencies/departments, trade organisations and local companies, to try and create a soft landing for you in the local market.

The UKTI teams in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar look forward to working with you.

Chris Innes-Hopkins
Director of Trade & Investment
British Embassy Riyadh


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