ABCC WEBINAR - Foreign Direct Investment & Trade Agreements


The Arab British Chamber of Commerce hosted a Webinar titled Foreign Direct Investment & Trade Agreements. The webinar was chaired by The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Chairman of the ABCC, and joined by Mr Bandar Reda, Secretary General & CEO of the ABCC. The webinar had also contributions of His Excellency Mr Ibrahim Mohieldeen, Ambassador of the League of Arab States to London, and The Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

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ABCC WEBINAR - Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone: A platform for UK-UAE Cooperation


The Arab British Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Umm Al Quwain FTZ hosted a Webinar on the attractions of the Free Trade Zone as a strategic base for doing business in the Gulf and wider MENA region.

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ABCC WEBINAR - Reactivating the Economy Post-Pandemic & Opportunities for Trade and Investment


The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Union of Arab Chambers hosted a special webinar chaired by The Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Chairman of the ABCC, and joined by Mr Bandar Reda, CEO & Secretary General of the ABCC, Dr Khaled Hanafy, Secretary General of the Union of Arab Chambers and Mr Simon Penney, HM Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan, Department for International Trade.

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Announcing our forthcoming Arab British Trade & Investment Guide 2021 - 2022


The Arab British Trade & Investment Guide will seek to equip readers with comprehensive data concerning key developments in the Arab states, highlighting latest projects, national development strategies and the Arab vision programmes that open up extensive new investment opportunities and markets for goods, ideas and services (including consultancy and technical expertise).The editorial will encompass key legal, institutional and procedural changes that have most impact on doing business.

Its essential up-to-date market information should be of practical assistance to decision makers and inform their successful pursuit of commercial objectives to reach new markets, win new customers and seal new deals.

Editorial contributions will be supplied by representatives of our main partners in the public and private sectors (ministries, government bodies, investment agencies, chambers of commerce, business associations, leading corporations), including the ABCC’s own membership base which includes companies active across all major industries. The contributions reflect the active collaboration between the ABCC and its key strategic partners.

Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities

You can participate in this Guide in order to showcase your products and services to our wide readership made up of corporations, executives, traders, investors and decision makers active in Arab-British business.

Please contact us to find out more about how you can take up this unique opportunity.

Mr Rachid Kadouri -


The Spring 2020 Edition of Economic Focus is Now Out



Economic Focus magazine, the ABCC’s quarterly publication, has just been published and takes as its cover story, the Coronavirus pandemic with editorials that explore how businesses can best respond to the challenges posed by COVID-19. Contributions to this topic include the British Chambers of Commerce, former UK Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt and others. This spring edition of the magazine also includes a major feature on the economic impact of virtual reality from ABCC member PwC. There are editorials on Egypt, Libya, Oman and the UAE, alongside all the usual features and news of the Chamber's recent activities and services.

Important Announcement to All Our Customers


The ABCC remains open for business and continues to process all your essential trade documents. We have introduced a special FCO service to enable our customers to get their goods to market speedily and efficiently. 

The Chamber will continue to ensure that its core services are available during what are challenging times for all of us. 

COVID-19 Update

In line with the latest UK government guidance, and as part of our commitment to the safety and well-being of all our staff, visitors and guests, we have decided to put on hold our forthcoming events until further notice.

However, supporting our members and our documentation business is being carried out as usual including legalisation and certification of documents (as applicable), translation, visa services etc.

We are reviewing the situation closely and will keep you updated for any further developments.

Thank you for your understanding and for your ongoing support for the Arab British Chamber of Commerce.


Recent Past Events

Opportunities in Oman

Thursday 5th March

The ABCC in collaboration with the Embassy of The Sultanate of Oman hosted this unique event to explore the potential for increasing the levels of trade and investment between the two countries.

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Business Roundtable with Libya’s Minister of Economy

Wednesday 4th March 

A high-level briefing on the emerging opportunities in Libya was hosted by the Arab British Chamber of Commerce on 4th March with H E Mr Ali Al-Issawi, the Minister of Economy of the State of Libya.

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Travel and Tourism 2020 : A strategy for development?

Wednesday 12th February

The ABCC will be hosting this unique event to discuss and explore Travel and Tourism in the Arab World, an increasingly important component of national strategies for diversification and development.

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