Over the last few weeks, Scottish Chambers of Commerce have hosted virtual trade missions to Shandong and Inner Mongolia.

Both missions, which took place in November 2020, introduced Scottish businesses to the main socio-economic profile of the regions, giving them a feel for the culture and highlighting the opportunities for business to business trade.

Scottish Businesses who signed up for these virtual missions had the chance to hear from Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Ivan McKee MSP, Consul General of China in Edinburgh, Ma Qiang, Founder of UK Inner Mongolia Business Association, Richard Lu, and Vice Governor of Shandong, Madam Ren Airong.

Following these conferences, SCC have been working with businesses in Scotland and China and identifying suitable matches between both regions based on each business’ objectives.

The missions have built on our existing strong business relationships and our trade missions are open to any business based in Scotland – not only Chamber members.

Our intention is to follow the virtual missions up with trade missions in 2021 when travel restrictions are lifted.

Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network is working in partnership with the Scottish Government to boost Scotland’s exporting performance. As part of our partnership, the Chamber Network in Scotland is expanding its international trade services and direct support to the Scottish business community and as a result are developing a range of Trade Missions for Scottish companies including visits to China, Spain and USA.

If you’re looking to learn more about exporting, access new markets and are ready to take your product/service out to international markets, get in touch today via


For more information on our trade missions visit: www.exporthubscotland.com