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Last updated on: 02-Nov-2020

7. International trading

The Kent International Business Page on the Kent County Council website provides support and advice for companies wishing to explore the possibility of exporting or internationalising their business.

Enterprise Europe Network

A specialist support network for SMEs. Its role is to raise awareness of business opportunities for companies within the EU and inform them of relevant regulations, programmes and initiatives. The Enterprise Europe Network offers a range of tailored services to help businesses develop new products and access new markets.

Department for International Trade

The main source of information, guidance and support for UK businesses wishing to export products and services overseas or access international markets.

International Economic Links

Gravesham is twinned with four towns and cities covering three continents. Visit our Town twinning section for more information.

The council wishes to promote and grow economic links as well as tourism and social ties through its twinning partners.

This has the potential to open up new global markets to Gravesham businesses.

Cambrai in Nord Department Northern France

Cambrai is located in the Nord Pas De Calais region of Northern France. In 2007, the Nord Pas De Calais GDP reached 95 billion Euros, making it the fourth biggest French regional economy all within easy reach of Kent. Cambrai has 32,000 residents.

The economy is essentially led by the service sector which employs 75% of the working population, followed by industry (23%) and Agriculture (2%)

Further business support advice and information can be found at:

Neum√ľnster located in Schleswig Holstein Germany

Neum√ľnster is the fourth largest town in Schleswig- Holstein a region of Germany extending from the lower course of the River Elbe and the state of Hamburg northward to Denmark. The town has 80,000 residents.

The economy is based on a modern mix of industries.

Further business support advice and information can be found at:

Chesterfield County in Virginia, USA

Chesterfield County, Virginia is a thriving, affluent, suburban community located in the Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area. Chesterfield is recognised for its prime mid-Atlantic location and a robust economy. It's a great place to start or grow a business.

The climate in Chesterfield is friendly, with a competitive business tax environment and a government committed to Economic Development.

Further business support advice and information can be found at:

Business support contact: info@chesterfieldbusiness.com

The city of Jalandhar in the Punjab, India

Jalandhar is the newest of the areas twinning links officially being signed in 2011. India is an increasingly powerful presence in global economic terms with high growth rates, ranked in the top ten fastest growing economies in the world. It is a major and expanding market with one sixth of the world's population and one fifth of the world's young people.

Jalandhar District is one of the twenty two districts in the state of Punjab in North West India and is situated in the northern half of the state

A substantial proportion of Gravesham's population has its roots in the Jalandhar District and a flow of citizens in both directions already occurs because of the strong ties and good relations that exist between the areas.

There is real potential to capitalise and secure mutual benefits through the exploration and expansion of the area's economic and educational ties.

Further business support advice and information can be found at:

UK India Business Council

The UK India Business Council is the leading organisation helping UK companies do business in India.

Educational Links:

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