• Opening up business travel to Kazakhstan

    Posted 17/06/2014

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    Visa-free travel pilot unveiled

    The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev last week announced a pilot scheme to remove visa requirements for the citizens of 10 countries, including the UK. The move is further evidence of the country’s commitment to strengthening bilateral partnerships and establishing more favourable conditions for foreign business and investment.

    This visa-free regime will run from 15th July 2014 until 15th July 2015 and is aimed at those countries which have the best record of investment in Kazakhstan or greatest potential to invest in the future. During the pilot period, UK citizens with a valid passport will be able to enter, exit and transit through Kazakhstan on multiple occasions without a visa for up to 15 days at a time. Longer stays for business travel may be permitted upon application.

    At the conclusion of the one year pilot, the system will be reviewed by officials, as to whether it should continue.

    Watch out for further details of the pilot which are expected to be publicised within the next few weeks.

    This makes it a great time for potential exporters to the country to seize upon the vast array of export opportunities the oil/gas and construction industries have given rise to in Kazakhstan.

    Could your business become the next big export success story?

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    Posted in: Opportunities for SMEs, Recent Developments

  • Local news focuses on Hinkley … but bigger opportunities overseas

    Posted 18/12/2013

    Over the last week our inbox has been filling up with news stories about the big project which is taking place on our doorstep here in Somerset at Hinkley Point.  Set to be the first investment in new nuclear power in the UK for many years, the project offers both opportunity for firms and controversy.  From headlines asking if the project complies with EU aid rules, to questions over whether it is too ambitious to place 57% of work with UK firms, it is certain to be an interesting project. Read More…

    Posted in: Recent Developments